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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 Phase 6 - Park Square/Castle Square


    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 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.

    The majority of the Supertram network will be running as normal; however the works will cause some disruption to the yellow and blue routes. The purple route will operate as normal.

    Bus replacement services will be in operation to minimize the disruption to passengers.  

    Where will trams operate to and from? 

    • The yellow route will operate from Meadowhall to Cathedral and back
    • The blue route will operate from Halfway to Shalesmoor and back
    • The purple route will operate as normal.
    • You can keep up to date with the latest updates on the Supertram weekly update page.

    What replacement buses will operate?

    There will be 2 replacement bus services as follows:

    • The ‘Y5’ will operate from Middlewood to St. James Row and back
    • The ‘B5’ will operate from Malin Bridge to St. James Row and back

    Visit the Supertram website for a map of stops for the replacement buses.

      Blue route Yellow route Purple route
    Stops affected Cathedral to Malin Bridge Cathedral to Middlewood As normal - Herdings to Cathedral and to Meadowhall where scheduled.
    including: Change at Cathedral for replacement buses to Malin Bridge
    • Shalesmoor
    • Infirmary Road
    • Langsett / Primrose View
    • Bamforth Street
    • Hillsborough Interchange
    • Malin Bridge
     
    Change at Cathedral for replacement buses to Middlewood
    • City Hall
    • West Street
    • University of Sheffield / Hospitals
    • Netherthorpe Road
    • Shalesmoor
    • Infirmary Road
    • Langsett / Primrose View
    • Bamforth Street
    • Hillsborough Interchange
    • Hillsborough Park
    • Leppings Lane
    • Middlewood
     

    Visit the Supertram website for a map of stops affected by the rail replacement works.

    Which bus services are affected?

    For up to date information on the latest roads and bus services affected by the rail replacement works, please see the Disruptions page.

    The Journey Planner and Live Departures tools and pdf timetables will be updated to reflect these changes.

    Download the timetable information leaflet

    Click here to download a leaflet with full information and timetables for the affected tram routes and replacement bus services. 

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    Phase 6 - Park Square/Castle Square

    Trams in Castle SquarePhase 6 of the works is planned to start 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?

    Replacement buses will connect with Green and Purple trams at Granville Road. In the City Centre, replacement buses will continue to operate from St James Row at the side of the Cathedral, connecting with trams from Middlewood and Malin Bridge. 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?

    • For up to date information on the latest roads and bus services affected by the rail replacement works, please see the 'Weekly update' page on the Supertram website.

    Download the timetable information leaflet

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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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