Gleadless Townend

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Gleadless Townend
Gleadless Townend is located in Sheffield
Gleadless Townend
Gleadless Townend
 Gleadless Townend shown within Sheffield
Metropolitan borough Sheffield
Metropolitan county South Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Sheffield
Postcode district S12
Dialling code 0114
Police South Yorkshire
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EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 53°20′42″N 1°25′12″W / 53.345°N 1.42°W / 53.345; -1.42

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


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 stop.[1][2] 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 leg.[3]


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


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 Supertram[edit]

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   Stagecoach Supertram   Following station
towards Malin Bridge
  Blue Line   White Lane
towards Halfway
towards Cathedral
Extended to Meadowhall Interchange during peak times
  Purple Line   Herdings / Leighton Road
towards Herdings Park