Bank Holiday engineering to affect Rotherham Central rail services

23/05/2017

Rail passengers are being reminded that trains will not stop at Rotherham Central station this Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 May), as essential engineering works take place to demolish and replace College Road Bridge.

The station will close following the last train on Friday and re-open for the first train on Monday. Buses will replace trains between Meadowhall, Rotherham Central and Swinton during this time.

Passengers can plan their journey in advance at the National Rail Enquiries website nationalrail.co.uk or by calling 0345 748 4950.

Network Rail is installing a new, higher bridge at College Road to allow the overhead lines that will power Tram Trains to be safely fitted underneath. Engineers will also bring the signalling system which controls Tram Train movements into operation.

An 18 week road closure is in place on College Road until Friday 18 August to allow safe completion of the works. Access to the station will be maintained during this time, except over the Bank Holiday weekend, when the station is closed.

The Tram Train pilot is delivered by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Network Rail, Northern, Stagecoach Supertram and the Department for Transport. More information is available at sypte.co.uk/tramtrain