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 6 - Park Square/Castle SquarePhase 7 - Sheffield City Centre
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.
Phase 6 of the works starts 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.
The 'G6' Replacement bus will stop at:
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?
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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.
A revised timetable and service will be in place on the Yellow, Blue and Purple Supertram routes:
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
Dedicated B7 and Y7 tram replacement bus services will operate to connect with trams between Fitzalan Square and Shalesmoor.
Replacement bus service timetables and maps of the bus routes are available in the Stagecoach Supertram Phase 7 information booklet (PDF).
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