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Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) North 



 BRT North


Unlocking the redevelopment potential of the Lower Don Valley

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) North is a high quality and efficient public transport service that has been developed to help people travel into and between the centres of Rotherham and Sheffield. It will provide access to existing leisure, commercial and manufacturing facilities as well as facilitating economic growth by providing links to existing and proposed employment sites in the Lower Don Valley.

BRT North will improve the customer experience by raising the quality of the bus offer, as well as improving capacity, reliability and quality on the bus network. It will provide essential congestion relief for local traffic at junction 34 south of the M1, through the creation of a new highway link under the motorway at Tinsley in Sheffield.

Tram crossing
Tram crossing temporary signals 16 July 2015

Fitzwilliam bridge

Fitzwilliam Bridge beam delivery 30 June 2015

Meadowhall way 

Meadowhall Way Bridge 16 July 2015

Fitzwilliam bridge pier 

Fitzwilliam Bridge central pier crosshead 16 July 2015

Fitzwilliam bridge west 

Fitzwilliam Bridge West beams with formwork awaiting lifting 13 July 2015

Fitzwilliam bridge east

Fitzwilliam Bridge East span beams awaiting lifting 16 July 2015


The scheme is being delivered in partnership by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) and Sheffield City Council (SCC).

SYPTE colour logo      RMBC test       SCC logo       



More information about BRT North

- View a plan of the route
- Read the bid documents submitted to the Department for Transport

BRT North news

- Minister marks opening of Bus Rapid Transit North scheme

£29.8million Bus Rapid Transit scheme set for launch

Shuttle buses replace trams between Tinsley and Meadowhall Interchange (18 December 2013)
- Bus Rapid Transit scheme funding approved (14 November 2013) 

BRT North is part financed by the European Union's European Regional Development Fund through the Yorkshire and Humber ERDF Programme 2007-13.

Additional funding is provided by the Department for Transport, the Growing Places Fund from the Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, and the South Yorkshire Local Transport Plan.

BRT funder panel 230114