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Gleadless Townend

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Gleadless Townend is an outer city district of Sheffield centred on the junction of the ring road, White Lane B6054 and Gleadless Road B6388

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Transport
    • 21 Buses
    • 22 Sheffield Supertram
  • 3 References

Historyedit

On 20 September 2008, a 75-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was fell and was subsequently struck by a tram while it was arriving at the local tram stop12 Up to 30 firefighters, plus police, paramedics and Supertram's emergency response team, were involved in the operation to free the woman, who was trapped between the edge of the platform and the centre section of the tram The tram was lifted on hydraulic jacks and a section of the bodywork was cut away to allow the woman to be removed and transferred to the Northern General Hospital, suffering from severe head injuries, a fractured pelvis, and a fractured leg3

Transportedit

Gleadless Townend is served by multiple bus routes and two routes of the Sheffield Supertram light rail network, forming a minor transport interchange

Busesedit

A number of bus routes serve Gleadless Townend, including First South Yorkshire's 38, 51 and 701 routes and TM Travel's 252 and 294 services In addition, the area has in the past been the terminus of tram replacement bus services operated by Stagecoach Sheffield on behalf of Sheffield Supertram in the event of a portion of the network being closed

Sheffield Supertramedit

A Supertram at Gleadless Townend

Gleadless Townend tram stop is a Supertram stop on both the Blue and Purple routes It was opened on 5 December 1994, with a full service on all lines launching from 3 April 1995

Preceding station   Sheffield Supertram   Following station
Hollinsend
towards Malin Bridge
  Blue Line   White Lane
towards Halfway
Hollinsend
towards Cathedral
  Purple Line   Herdings / Leighton Road
towards Herdings Park

Referencesedit

  1. ^ http://newsbbccouk/1/hi/england/south_yorkshire/7626738stm
  2. ^ http://wwwyorkshirepostcouk/news/around-yorkshire/local-stories/woman_seriously_injured_in_sheffield_tram_accident_1_2288626
  3. ^ http://wwwthestarcouk/news/woman_trapped_under_tram_1_254974

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