Replacement bus introduced for essential Supertram works


Dedicated tram replacement buses will start running between Gleadless Townend and Halfway on Monday (29 June), better connecting customers to the Supertram network during essential maintenance works.

SYPTE’s introduction of service BL1, operated by Powells, aims to help people make essential journeys safely as Covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased and more people begin to use public transport.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive Director of Transport Operations, Pat Beijer, said: “Service BL1 will ensure Supertram users can continue making their journeys while essential rail replacement works take place between White Lane and Norton Avenue. The service will run up to every 15 minutes, from Monday to Saturday, and up to every 20 minutes on Sundays, serving every tram stop between Gleadless Townend and Halfway.

“Although the region’s bus, tram and train services are ramping up, we’re reminding passengers that the latest advice from the Government hasn’t changed: stay at home where possible and only use public transport for essential journeys. If you need to travel by public transport, wear a face covering, keep social distancing and pay contactless where possible. It’s up to all of us to play our part to keep the network as safe as possible for everyone that needs it and this means being considerate to others when travelling.”

Service BL1 will be operated by Powells Bus Company Ltd. and will accept tickets purchased on Supertram as well as Stagecoach tram/bus tickets. A range of tickets will also be available for purchase on board, including tickets valid on trams.

More information on the Supertram Rail Replacement works and BL1 timetable is available at: