Essential Hillsborough tram works to begin


MULTI-MILLION pound investment work to improve Sheffield’s tram system will resume from Saturday 28 March between Hillsborough and Infirmary Road.

The essential engineering work, to replace worn out sections of rail and protect the long-term future of the tram network, is expected to take around six weeks.

A revised timetable will be in place on the Yellow and Blue Supertram routes in the affected area, and dedicated Y5 and B5 tram replacement bus services will serve bus stops closest to the usual tram stops.

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 first of these closures will be in the Hillsborough tram stop area of Langsett Road from 11.59pm on Friday 27 March until 5am on Monday 30 March to allow the works to take place. Overnight preparatory work will begin from Monday 23 March.

Replacement bus service timetables and information about the project is available online at and, via social media, in leaflets on board trams, and on posters displayed at stops. Staff will be at key stops at peak times to help customers with information and advice.

The improvements between Hillsborough and Infirmary Road form the first of four phases of scheduled engineering work that will take place this year.

Further sections of Supertram track will be replaced in stages, planned between Park Square and Castle Square from 11 May until 3 June; Castle Square and Cathedral from 4 June until 28 June; and City Road and Gleadless Townend from 29 June until 30 August.

Sheffield’s tram system is used by around 15 million people each year. Work carried out on the network over the past two years has already seen the replacement of around 10km of track. Over 22km of track is being replaced in total.

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