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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?Phase 7 - Sheffield City CentrePhase 7 - Saturday evening purple route changesPhase 8 - City Road


    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 7 - Sheffield City CentreSupertram Sheffield Station

    Update 24 June: The current works between Castle Square and Leopold Street are expected to finish on Friday 26 June. A full (normal) tram service will operate on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June. Future major rail replacement engineering works are not expected to resume until 2018.


    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:

    Route:

    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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    Phase 7 - Saturday eve purple route changes

    Due to on-going rail replacement work, changes are being made to the Purple route from Saturday 13 June until further notice.

    The changes will only affect services to and from Herdings Park from 19:15 on Saturday evenings.

    From 19:15 until the end of service on Saturdays, Purple route trams will not operate and a replacement bus service will operate to connect with Blue trams between Gleadless Townend and Herdings Park.

    At Gleadless Townend, buses will drop off and pick up opposite Sainsburys and at Herdings Park buses will pick up and drop off from the bus stop at Raeburn Road.

    For Herdings Leighton Road, buses will stop at the junction of Norton Avenue/Bowman Drive (37022241) towards Herdings Park and at Norton Avenue/Bowman Drive (37022242) towards Gleadless Townend. 

    Replacement bus timetables are available on the Stagecoach Supertram website.


    Phase 8 - City Road

    Phase 8 of the tram rail replacement works will take place on South Street, City Road, Hollinshead Road and Gleadless Townend. The scheduled date for this final phase of works are from 29 June until 28 August.

    Improvements to the track on South Street Bridge (Sheffield Station), City Road, Hollinsend Road and Gleadless Townend are the final engineering works scheduled this year. Where road closures are necessary, work will take place at weekends and overnight where possible to minimise disruption. Local information will be made available in advance.

    What trams are operating?

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

    Route:

    Blue route

    Yellow route

    Purple route

    Trams/bus replacement service will operate:

    Halfway to Gleadless Townend and back (except at some weekends) AND

    Malin Bridge to Sheffield Station and back (with occasional weekend alterations)

    Meadowhall to Middlewood - operating as normal

    No trams running on this route - Tram rail replacement bus service in operation.

    What replacement buses are operating?

    There will be replacement bus services as follows:

    • The ‘B8’ will operate from Gleadless Townend to Commercial Street and back (fast Route) – via East Bank Road with limited stops.
    • The ‘P8’ will operate from Herdings Park to Commercial Street and back

     Routes and tram stops affected by Phase 8

    Which bus services are affected?

    Download the timetable information leaflet

    • Download the Phase 8 information leaflet which has full information and timetables for the affected tram routes and replacement bus services.
    • Replacement bus service timetables and information is available:
      • online at supertram.com and travelsouthyorkshire.com;
      • on Twitter @SCSupertram and @TSYalerts;
      • via the Rail Replacement Information Hotline on 0114 221 1333 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm) and
      • Traveline on 01709 51 51 51;
      • in leaflets on trams and posters at stops;
      • and from staff at key stops at peak times.

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

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