Essential Supertram works to resume at Shalesmoor

18/07/2019

SUPERTRAM passengers are reminded to check before they travel as essential network repairs will continue from Monday 22 July.

Essential rail replacement works to extend the lifespan of the Supertram network will be suspended over Tramlines festival before resuming around the Shalesmoor tram stop from Monday 22 July to Friday 26 July. Blue and Yellow route Supertram services from Meadowhall and Halfway will terminate at Cathedral.

Dedicated replacement buses will run from Fitzalan Square towards Middlewood and Malin Bridge, every 12 to 20 minutes until 8pm, Monday to Saturday, and until 6pm on Sundays. A reduced evening frequency will operate to the end of service.

Passenger information – including service updates, replacement bus timetables and traffic diversions - is available at affected stops and in leaflets on trams, online at travelsouthyorkshire.com and supertram.com, on twitter @TSYalerts and @SCSupertram and via Traveline 01709 515151.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) Director of Customer Services, Tim Taylor, said: “I’m pleased that works are progressing well and full Supertram services should resume by the end of August. We’d like to thank all passengers, as well as neighbouring residents and businesses, for their patience during this important project.

“We’ve tried hard, together with Stagecoach, to minimise disruption and keep people moving while this essential work progresses. By replacing the track we’re making sure the region’s tram network can continue to safely provide its popular service for future generations.”

Timetables on Yellow, Blue and Purple route services will change during the rail replacement project. Tram Train services will operate as normal. Malin Bridge and Middlewood Park & Ride sites will remain open and will be free of charge for the duration of the works. Travel tickets can be purchased onboard replacement bus services.

The SL1 and SL1a services from Stockbridge will be extended to continue from Middlewood to Sheffield city centre via Hillsborough Interchange, Shalesmoor and West Bar, meaning passengers can change directly onto trams at Fitzalan Square.

Stagecoach Supertram Head of Customer Service, James Stewart, added: “We’d like to extend our thanks and gratitude to our customers for their patience during the upcoming work. We understand that this may cause some disruption, but the work is essential and will help to sustain the network for years to come.”