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Supertram depot open day on 25 October

 

See behind the scenes at Sheffield Supertram

Stagecoach Supertram is opening the gates of its Nunnery depot to the public this Sunday (25 October) to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Supertram network.

Members of the public are invited to visit the depot for a special behind the scenes look at what goes on to operate the city’s trams.

From 10am until 4pm, entrance to the site will be free. As well as tours around the depot, there will be welding demonstrations, demonstrations of the multi-cars (vehicles that run on the tracks and elevate to provide access to the overhead line) and a unique opportunity to ride on a tram as it travels through the giant tram wash.

A special tram, decorated with drawings of competition winners by local artist Pete McKee, will be unveiled at 11am.

The company’s mascot Supertram Man will be making a special appearance and children will be able to enjoy a bouncy castle and have their faces painted- all free of charge. An activity and craft marquee with Supertram themed activities will offer more fun.

Refreshments will be available and an official cake cutting will take place of a special 21st Anniversary cake in the shape of a Supertram vehicle.

Supertram photos from the last two decades will be on display and interested passengers will be able to hear about the history of the city’s famous transport network.

There will be a sneak peek into the future of Supertram with information about the new tram train service, due into begin in 2017.

Volunteers and representatives from the Royal British Legion will be present and fundraising, as part of Stagecoach Supertram’s commitment to working with the armed forces.

Managing Director for Stagecoach Supertram, Margaret Kay said, “We are very excited about the open day. It’s our opportunity to open the gates and invite the public in for a look behind the scenes and to learn about what goes on at the depot to run the services that our passenger rely on every day.

“It’s also our chance to celebrate 21 years of what is an iconic and much-loved network in Sheffield and there’ll be lots of treats and surprises for guests who come to meet us on Sunday. It’ll be a great day out for all the family.”

Visitors choosing to drive to the open day will be able to use the Nunnery Square Park and Ride for free on Sunday.

For more information go to: www.supertram.com/latestfromsupertram_8232.html

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