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
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:
Infirmary Road / Hillsborough
City Centre – Park Square to
City Centre – Fitzalan Square
*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.
The 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?
What replacement buses will operate?
There will be 2 replacement bus services as follows:
Visit the Supertram website for a map of stops for the replacement buses.
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 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.
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.
You can also follow us on Twitter @TSYalerts to keep up to date with the latest news on the works.
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