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.
Supertram services return to normal today (Tuesday 25 August) following
the completion of essential engineering work to replace sections of the
Scheduled improvements to Sheffield’s tramlines concluded
on Ridgeway Road on Sunday 23 August, a week ahead of schedule. Further
rail replacement works are not expected to restart until 2018.
is offering 21% or more off of selected fares from 29 August to thank
passengers for their patience during the rail replacement project and to
link with upcoming celebrations for the 21st anniversary of the network
in October 2015.
Supertram Managing Director, Margaret Kay,
said: “We are very grateful to our many passengers who have been both
patient and loyal to us during the rail replacement project. To say
thank you and as part of our 21st anniversary celebrations we have some
fantastic offers available over the next month. With 21% or more off
selected tickets and our current £1 all routes Sunday offer, there’s a
great deal available for all passengers.”
investment by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and
Stagecoach Supertram has seen engineers VolkerRail replace over three
thousand metres of worn out track in the Park Square, Castle Square,
Hillsborough, Sheffield Station, City Road and Gleadless Townend areas
of the city this year. Over 12km of rail has been replaced in the past
three years and over 22km will be replaced in total.