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    Tram network owner South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and system operator Stagecoach Supertram are funding a major programme of rail replacement works on the network.

    The engineering work replaces worn out sections of the tram track and is essential to protect the city’s tram network for the future. The work being carried out will also be aligned with the planned tram train pilot project which is expected to be in operation by 2017, which will see a new tram train link, operated by Supertram, between Sheffield and Rotherham.

    Where are the works taking place this year?Phase 6 - Park Square/Castle SquarePhase 7 - Sheffield City Centre

    Where are the works taking place this year?

    The multi-million pound investment work to improve Sheffield’s tram system is to resume next month.  There are four phases of work planned for this year:

    Phase number

    Work area

    Routes affected Proposed Date *

    Phase 5

    Infirmary Road / Hillsborough

    Blue and Yellow 28 March - 10 May

    Phase 6

    City Centre – Park Square to Fitzalan Square

    Blue, Purple and Yellow 11 May - 3 June

    Phase 7

    City Centre – Fitzalan Square - Cathedral

    Blue, Yellow and Purple 4 June - 28 June

    Phase 8

    City Road

    Blue and Purple 29 June - 30 August

    *Subject to change as work maybe affected by weather and other unavoidable incidents.

    Work carried out on the network over the past two years has already seen the replacement of around 10km of track. The new rail will improve passenger comfort and reduce noise in areas where the track is currently worn.

    Phase 6 - Park Square/Castle Square

    Trams in Castle SquarePhase 6 of the works starts from Monday 11 May between Park Square bridge and Castle Square.

    The essential engineering work, to replace worn out sections of rail and protect the long-term future of the tram network, is expected to take around three weeks.

    A revised timetable and service will be in place on the Yellow, Blue and Purple Supertram routes. A dedicated G6 tram replacement bus service will be operating around the work site to trams at Cathedral and Granville Road tram stops.

    Special Green route tram services will replace the Yellow and Blue routes between Meadowhall and Halfway, providing a direct service via Sheffield Station between the two locations during the works.

    What replacement buses will operate?

    The 'G6' Replacement bus will stop at:

    • St James Row/Cathedral (change to Yellow/Blue trams here)
    • Suffolk Road/Sheffield Station
    • Shrewsbury Road/Granville Street (change to Green/Purple trams here)
    • Commercial Street/CG1

    During early mornings, evenings and on Sunday’s buses will operate around every 10 minutes. During the day Monday to Saturday buses will run a high frequency service, around every 6 to 10 minutes.

    Replacement bus timetables and a map of stops affected are available on the Supertram website.

    Which bus services are affected? 

    Download the timetable information leaflet

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    Phase 7 - Sheffield City CentreSupertram Sheffield Station

    Phase 7 of the tram rail replacement works is scheduled to start from Tuesday 2 June between Angel Street and Cathedral. This phase of works is expected to be complete by 28 June.

    Track will be replaced around the Angel Street and Cathedral tram stops. Apart from where the tracks cross the road at Angel Street, York Street and St James Row these works are in areas where only trams operate so no road traffic will be affected.

    What trams are operating?

    A revised timetable and service will be in place on the Yellow, Blue and Purple Supertram routes:


    Blue route

    Yellow route

    Purple route

    Trams will operate:

    Halfway to Fitzalan Square
    Shalesmoor to Malin Bridge

    Meadowhall to Fitzalan Square
    University of Sheffield to Middlewood

    Herdings Park to Sheffield Station

    What replacement buses are operating?

    Dedicated B7 and Y7 tram replacement bus services will operate to connect with trams between Fitzalan Square and Shalesmoor.

    • The B7 will operate via West Street and University to Netherthorpe Road and Shalesmoor.
    • The Y7 will operate from Commercial Street via West Bar to Shalesmoor, providing a direct non-stop service. The last Y7 service every day will extend to Middlewood Park & Ride.

    Replacement bus service timetables and maps of the bus routes are available in the Stagecoach Supertram Phase 7 information booklet (PDF).

    Which bus services are affected?

    Download the timetable information leaflet

    • Download the Phase 7 information leaflet which has full information and timetables for the affected tram routes and replacement bus services.

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    You can also follow us on Twitter @TSYalerts to keep up to date with the latest news on the works.

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