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Rail Replacement Works 2019

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2019 sees the rail replacement project continue, replacing track that was initially laid in the early 1990’s. 

In 2018, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) appointed VolkerRail to carry out this phase of the engineering work. VolkerRail has extensive experience in track replacement, having carried out the previous works between 2013 - 2018.

Stagecoach Supertram will support the project by providing alternative transport arrangements to our customers whilst the works take place.


Planned areas of workArea 2: Shalesmoor to Hillsborough 3 June - 18 JulyArea 2 Replacement bus overviewArea 2: Replacement bus route mapsArea 2: Drop-in eventsPark & RideHow are we communicating thisKeep up to date


Planned areas of work this year 

Work will take place in the five areas shown below, at various times between April and August:

AreaTrack affectedRoutes affectedProposed Date
Area One Hillsborough Corner &
Middlewood Road
Yellow
Blue
Friday 19 April – Sunday 2 June
Area Two Shalesmoor towards
Hillsborough
Yellow
Blue
Purple
Monday 3 June – Thursday 18 July 
Area Three Shalesmoor Yellow
Blue
Purple
Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July
Area Four Hillsborough Corner
– Holme Lane
Yellow
Blue
Friday 26 July – Friday 9 August
Area Five Glossop Road
(University of Sheffield)
Yellow
Blue
Purple
Sunday 25 August – Friday 30 August

A full tram service is expected to operate on all routes between works on the 19 - 21 July and 10 - 24 August.

During the works, dedicated tram replacement buses will run in the affected area. *subject to alteration.

 

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    Area 2 - Shalesmoor towards Hillsborough

    Area 2 works are planned to start from 3 June and run to 18 July 2019.

    Work will take place between Shalesmoor and Hillsborough affecting Yellow and Blue route services.

    Area 2: How will tram routes be affected?

    Route

    Trams will operate

    Replacement buses will operate

     Yellow  

    Meadowhall – Cathedral

    Route will be extended to
    Shalesmoor in the evenings
    and on Sundays.

    SL1/a buses from Stocksbridge
    will be extended to run from
     Middlewood to the city centre 

    Blue  

    Halfway – Shalesmoor

    BL2 Shalesmoor - Malin Bridge -
    will be extended to the city
    centre in the evening

    Purple  

    Normal service

    n/a

    Tram Train  

    Normal service

    n/a


    Area 2 Replacement buses in operation

    From Monday 3 June until Thursday 18 July two replacement bus services will run, one between Malin Bridge and Shalesmoor (extended to the city centre in the evening) and the other between Middlewood and the city centre.

    • BL2 buses will replace trams on the Blue Route between Shalesmoor and Malin Bridge. For full route details visit our disruptions page

    • SL1/SL1a bus will replace trams on the Yellow route with an extended bus route  between Stocksbridge – Middlewood – City Centre. For full route details visit our disruptions page.  

    The frequency of these services varies throughout the day and week. Timing details are in the tables below: 

    Rail replacement buses (3 June – 18 July)

    Day

    Time frame

    Frequency

    Monday to Friday

    Start of service - 7pm

    Every 12 minutes

    7pm – 9pm

    Half-hourly

    9pm – end of service

    Hourly

    Saturdays

    Start of service – 9am

    Every 20 minutes

    9am – 7pm

    Every 12 minutes

    7pm – 9pm

    Half-hourly

    9pm – end of service

    Hourly

    Sundays

    Start of service – 6.30pm

    Every 20 minutes

    6.30pm – end of service

    Hourly

    Area 2 Replacement bus information maps 

    Thursday 20 June - Monday 1 July 

    From Thursday 20 June works will be carried out on Langsett Road between Cuthbert Bank and Ash Street. There will be an inbound road closure on Langsett Road between Cuthbert Bank Road and Flora Street. 

    For full route details visit our disruptions page.

     

    Rail Replacement 20 June-5July

    Tuesday 2 July – Saturday 6 July 2019

    From Tuesday 2 July works will continue on Langsett Road between Cuthbert Bank and Ash Street. There will be an outbound closure of Langsett Road between Flora Street and Primrose Hill.

    For full route details visit our disruptions page

    Rail replacement route D 2019

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    Sunday 7 July – Thursday 18 July 2019

    From Sunday 7 July works will take place on Infirmary Road between Wood Street and Flora Street. There will be an inbound closure of Infirmary Road between Wood Street and West Don Street.

    For full route details visit our disruptions page

    Rail Replacement Route E

     

     


     

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    How are we communicating the works?

     

    We are using a variety of ways to communicate the latest rail replacement news to our customers and partners:

    Tram Rail Replacement Works 2019 - posters at stops

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      Where can I find more information?

      Up to date information will be published on this page when available. You can also keep up to date by:

       

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