MULTI-MILLION pound investment to improve Sheffield’s tram system will continue from Monday 11 May between Park Square bridge and Castle Square.
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 three weeks.
A revised timetable and service will be in place on the Yellow, Blue and Purple Supertram routes. A dedicated G6 tram replacement bus service will connect customers around the work site to trams at Cathedral and Granville Road tram stops.
Special Green route tram services will replace the Yellow and Blue routes between Meadowhall and Halfway, providing a direct service via Sheffield Station between the two locations during the works.
Replacement bus service timetables and information about the project will be available:
- online at supertram.com and travelsouthyorkshire.com
- on Twitter @SCSupertram and @TSYalerts
- via the Rail Replacement Information Hotline on 0114 221 1333 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm)
- via Traveline on 01709 51 51 51
- in leaflets on trams and posters at stops
- from staff that will be at key stops at peak times
The improvements between Park Square and Castle Square form the second of four phases of scheduled engineering work that will take place this year. The first phase of work between Hillsborough and Infirmary road is expected to finish on Sunday 10 May.
Further sections of Supertram track will be replaced in stages, planned between 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 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.
For more information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com