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Essential tram works to continue in city centre

 

27 May 2015

 

MULTI-MILLION pound investment to improve Sheffield’s tram system will continue in the city centre from Tuesday 2 June between Castle Square and Leopold Street.

The essential engineering work, to replace worn out sections of rail and protect the long-term future of the tram network, is expected to be complete in the city centre by Sunday 28 June.

A revised timetable and service will be in place on the Yellow, Blue and Purple Supertram routes. Dedicated B7 and Y7 tram replacement bus services will operate to connect with trams between Fitzalan Square and Shalesmoor.

The B7 will operate via West Street and University to Shalesmoor. The Y7 will operate from Commercial Street via West Bar to Shalesmoor, providing a direct non-stop service. The last Y7 service every day will extend to Middlewood Park & Ride.

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 Castle Square and Leopold Street form the third of four phases of scheduled engineering work that will take place this year. The second phase of work between Park Square and Castle Square is expected to finish on Monday 1 June.

Further Supertram track is planned to be replaced between City Road and Gleadless Townend from 29 June until 30 August.

Sheffield’s tram system is used by around 12 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