VolkerRail is continuing to replace track sections that have suffered wear and tear on the street running rails of the Sheffield Supertram network.
This phase of the project has been broken down into three stages. The team will replace approximately 9.5km of track over a three-year period, with the aim of improving passenger comfort and reducing noise levels.
In 2018, stage one was completed. Work was carried out across five areas from May to September, seeing 3,350m of track replaced.
The next phase of the essential works will start on Good Friday, 19 April 2019, and is due to finish by the end of August 2019. Within this stage, VolkerRail will replace 3,405m of track across five areas:
|Areas||Track affected||Routes affected||Proposed date|
|Area 1||Hillsborough Corner and Middlewood Road||Yellow / Blue||Friday 19 April – Sunday 2 June|
|Area 2||Shalesmoor towards Hillsborough||Yellow / Blue / Purple||Monday 3 June – Thursday 18 July|
|Area 3||Shalesmoor||Yellow / Blue /Purple||Monday 22 July – Thursday 25 July|
|Area 4||Hillsborough Corner – Holme Lane||Yellow / Blue||Friday 26 July – Friday 9 August|
|Area 5||Glossop Road (University of Sheffield)||Yellow / Blue /Purple||Sunday 25 August – Friday 30 August|
The final stage of works will be carried out in 2020.
This project is a continuation of the first phase of the Supertram Rail Replacement scheme, which saw VolkerRail replace more than 12km of track between 2013 and 2015; with successful results.
Further updates will be provided regarding Area 1 when plans have been finalised and up to date information can be found at travelsouthyorkshire.com, supertram.com. Supertram will produce an Area 1 customer information leaflet, which will be available on board trams, information posters will be available at affected tram stops and park and ride sites and information will also be available on twitter @SCSupertram, @TSYalerts and @travelSYorks.
Tim Taylor, Director of Customer Services at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).
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