Old Meets New at Former Holme Lane Tram Depot, Sheffield

The former Holme Lane tram depot at Hillsborough, now Tramways Medical Centre. (Image: via Google Street View. The former Holme Lane tram depot at Hillsborough)

For the last quarter of a century, Supertram light rail tram cars have cruised the streets of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, transporting some 12.6 million riders annually along three lines serving 48 stations. In the north-west part of the Steel City, Supertram is a regular sight heading along Langsett Road and Middlewood Road toward Hillsborough, and down Holme Lane to Malin Bridge.

It’s a case of old meets new in Holme Lane at the corner of Hillsborough Place, as modern Supertram cars pass by a relic of the city’s original Corporation Tramway. Only the facade remains of the old Holme Lane depot (which closed on April 23, 1954), yet its enough to relate the history of the land beyond (now the Tramways Medical Centre) and add interest to the modern street-scene of today.

Supertram approaches the Malin Bridge terminus today. (Image: P L Chadwick. Supertram approaches Malin Bridge terminus today)

According to Calvin72, posting on the Sheffield History Forum in 2014, “Holme Lane was a horse tram depot for the nearby terminus, however i believe it was substantially rebuilt for the electric era, so may not be the same building at all really.”

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