South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) Director of Customer Services, Tim Taylor, said: “We’re progressing well towards the end of this year’s planned essential repair work and we are on track for a full Supertram service to resume by the end of August.
“Once again, I’d like to thank passengers, area residents and businesses for their patience throughout this period.”
Dedicated replacement buses will run from Hillsborough towards Middlewood and Malin Bridge, every 12 to 20 minutes until 8pm, Monday to Saturday, and until 6pm on Sundays. The SL1 and SL1a services from Stocksbridge will continue from Middlewood Park and Ride along Middlewood road to Hillsborough Interchange. The BL4 service will operate from Malin Bridge to Hillsborough Interchange.
All tickets valid on tram services are valid on the SL1, SL1a and BL4 bus services. As the SL1/SL1a between Middlewood and Hillsborough and the BL4, between Malin Bridge and Hillsborough, are dedicated tram replacement services, CityBus and Stagecoach bus only tickets are not valid. 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.
Timetables on Yellow and Blue route services will change during the rail replacement project. Tram Train and Purple route 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 Supertram will run a full service between Sunday 4 August and Saturday 17 August at 10pm, when rail replacement works will resume for a couple of weeks.