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Rail Replacement Works 2018

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Essential engineering works are underway to replace a total of 22 kilometers of worn out sections of tram tracks across the Supertram network by 2024.

The new rail will improve passenger comfort and reduce noise in areas where the track is currently worn.

Who is carrying out the works?Planned areas of workArea 3: Gleadless Townend - Herdings Park 10 - 19 August Area 4: Gleadless Townend - Halfway/Herdings Park 25 August Keep up to date


Who is carrying out the works?

VolkerRail has once again been successful in winning the contract for the next three years of the Rail Replacement project. The works have been broken down into three stages: 

  • Stage One: May 2018 – September 2018
  • Stage Two: Summer 2019 (dates to be confirmed)
  • Stage Three: Summer 2020 (dates to be confirmed).

Each stage will be split into phases covering different sites across the network to minimise passenger disruption. Works on the first phase, Hillsborough – Middlewood started on Saturday 26 May and are planned to be completed by 15 June.


Planned areas of work this year 

The proposed dates are as follows:

Area

Track affected

Routes affected

Proposed Date

Area One

Hillsborough and Middlewood

Yellow

26 May – 15 June

Area Two

Birley Lane - Halfway

Blue

23 June – 8 August 

Area Three

Gleadless Townend – Herdings Park

Purple

10 August – 19 August

Area Four

Gleadless Townend – Halfway/Herding Park

Blue

Purple

25 August – 2 September & 8 - 9 September

Area Five

Donetsk Way - Halfway

Blue

10 September – 14 September

    An overview of the works taking place this year is available in the Rail Replacement Works Overview document (PDF icon PDF, 3Mb)

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    Area 3: Gleadless Townend - Herdings Park

    Area 3 works will begin on Friday 10 August between Gleadless Townend and Herdings Park and are scheduled for completion on Sunday 19 August.

    Where will trams operate to and from?

    • Blue route services will run as normal between Malin Bridge and Halfway
    • Yellow route services will run as normal between Meadowhall and Middlewood 
    • Purple route services will operate a limited service between Cathedral and Birley Lane where they will terminate

    Halfway Park & Ride

    Parking at Halfway Park & Ride will be free whilst these essential works take place. You'll just need to buy your ticket on board.

    What replacement buses will operate?

    The P3 replacement buses will operate between Gleadless Townend and Herdings Park to minimise disruption to passengers as Herdings/Leighton Road and Herdings Park tram stops will be closed.

    Key information for Area 3:

    Area 3 information leaflet (PDF icon PDF, 706kb)

    Rail replacement bus information maps:

    P3 Route: Gleadless Townend to Herdings Park - Friday 10 August to Sunday 19 August: 

    Area 3 rail replacement bus route


    Area 4: Gleadless Townend - Halfway/Herdings Park

    Area 4 works will begin on Saturday 25 August between Gleadless Townend and Halfway/Herdings Park. These works are scheduled for completion on 2 September with additional works in this area also scheduled between 8-9 September.

    Where will trams operate to and from?

    • Blue route services will run as normal between Malin Bridge and Gleadless Townend where they will terminate.
    • Purple route services will operate a limited service between Cathedral and Gleadless Townend where they will terminate.
    • Yellow route services will run as normal between Meadowhall and Middlewood. 

    Halfway Park and Ride

    Parking at Halfway Park and Ride will be free whilst these essential works take place. You’ll just need to buy your tram ticket when you board.

    What replacement buses will operate?

    • The B4 replacement buses will operate between Gleadless Townend and Halfway to minimise disruption to passengers as White Lane, Birley Lane, Birley Moor Road, Hackenthorpe, Donetsk Way, Moss Way, Crystal Peaks, Beighton/Drakehouse Lane, Waterthorpe, Westfield and Halfway tram stops will be closed. 

    • The P4 replacement buses will operate between Gleadless Townend and Herdings Park to minimise disruption to passengers as Herdings/Leighton Road and Herdings Park tram stops will be closed.

    Rail replacement bus information maps for Area 4 will be published as soon as they are available.

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    Where can I find more information?

    Up to date information will be published on this page. You can also keep up to date by checking:

     

     

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