New stop seating make trams a comfortable alternative

24/02/2017

Over half of Sheffield’s tram stops are to be upgraded to add seating over the coming weeks, in the latest round of planned improvements to the Supertram network.

The works, which are being undertaken at 26 of the city’s 48 tram stops by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) in partnership with Stagecoach Supertram, will begin on Monday 27 February and are expected to be complete mid-March.

During the seating installations, all tram stops will remain open and accessible for passengers.

A SYPTE spokesperson, said: “We are delighted to be installing additional seating at selected tram stops on the Sheffield network. Seating at tram stops is something that has been requested by many of our customers, and we hope that this installation will improve comfort and customer experience on the tram network for all passengers.”

Stagecoach Supertram Commercial Manager, Nigel Wragg, said: “We are delighted to be working with SYPTE to enhance tram stops by installing seating. Any initiative that improves our customers’ experience of using the tram is most welcome.”

More information on the tram stop seating installations, and a list of stops, can be found at travelsouthyorkshire.com/tramstopseating