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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 5 - Infirmary Road/Hillsborough

    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

    Phase 5

    Infirmary Road / Hillsborough

    Phase 6

    City Centre – Park Square to Fitzalan Square

    Phase 7

    City Centre – Fitzalan Square - Cathedral

    Phase 8

    City Road

    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 5 - Infirmary Road/Hillsborough

    Stagecoach supertram cathedralThe improvements between Hillsborough and Infirmary Road form the first of four phases of scheduled engineering work that will take place this year. Phase 5 scheduled works will run from 28 March 2015 and is expected to take around six weeks.

    During the work – which is essential to protect the long-term future of the tram network - a revised timetable will be in place on the Yellow and Blue Supertram routes. Dedicated replacement bus services operating as the Y5 and B5 will replace trams in the affected area, serving bus stops closest to the usual trams stops.

    Detailed information on each phase of the works including where trams operate to and from and where replacement buses will be operating will be available on this page and on the Supertram website nearer to the start of the scheduled works.

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

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