ESSENTIAL engineering work to replace Sheffield’s tramlines will conclude for this summer, between Sheffield Station and Gleadless Townend.
Revised timetables and services will be in place on the Blue and Purple Supertram routes during the improvements, from 29 June until 28 August.
Dedicated B8 and P8 bus services will replace trams between Gleadless Townend, Herdings Park and Commercial Street in the City Centre. Supertram will operate a normal Yellow Route service from Meadowhall to Middlewood.
Replacement bus service timetables and information is available online at supertram.com and travelsouthyorkshire.com; on Twitter @SCSupertram and @TSYalerts; via the Rail Replacement Information Hotline on 0114 221 1333 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm) and Traveline on 01709 51 51 51; in leaflets on trams and posters at stops; and from staff at key stops at peak times.
Improvements to the track on South Street Bridge (Sheffield Station), City Road, Hollinsend Road and Gleadless Townend are the final engineering works scheduled this year. Where road closures are necessary, work will take place at weekends and overnight where possible to minimise disruption. Local information will be made available in advance.
The current works between Castle Square and Leopold Street are expected to finish on Friday 26 June. A full (normal) tram service will operate on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June. Future major rail replacement engineering works are not expected to resume until 2018.
Sheffield’s tram system is used by around 12 million people each year. Multi-million pound investment work over the past three years to protect the long-term future of the tram network has seen more than 10km of worn out track replaced. Over 22km of track is being replaced in total.
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