Sheffield Supertram - rail replacement works in 2020

ALEMASTER

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This years work on the embedded rail replacement project commences on 4th May. This time the works are focused on the Halfway/Herdings corridor (Blue and Purple routes).

Area 1 works are around Hackenthorpe and Donetsk Way and sees Blue route trams towards Halfway P&R terminating at Birley Lane to a revised version of the Coronavirus emergency timetable. Purple route trams will still run Cathedral-Herdings Park as normal but to a revised timetable in order to co-ordinate with Blue route trams on the common section of route Gleadless Townend-Cathedral. The Yellow route and Tram Train are not affected. No Supertram service will operate between Birley Lane and Halfway, information on alternative bus services can be found at travelsouthyorkshire.com, Stagecoach buses will accept valid tram tickets.

Area 2 works see trams terminate at Gleadless Townend, area 3 at Sheffield Station and area 4 at Donetsk Way. The works run until end of September although the exact details will depend on the ongoing situation with Coronavirus restrictions.

Tram timetables for area 1 are now available at supertram.com and are also in the journey planner on the Stagecoach bus app.
 
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Area 2 works are now underway.

Following new government funding, the timetables will be increased from Sunday 14th June with full operating hours (generally until midnight) and higher frequencies than the current Covid-19 temporary timetable.

Blue route: Malin Bridge-Gleadless Townend: will run every 15-20 minutes
Yellow route: Middlewood-Meadowhall: will run every 15-20 minutes
Tram Train route: Cathedral-Rotherham Parkgate: will run about every 30 minutes.

There is engineering work on Network Rail on Sunday 14th June which sees main line trains diverted via Woodbourn Junction, Tinsley and Rotherham Central, trams will be sharing tracks with Cross Country and Transpennine Express as well as Northern, there are some minor retimings to tram train services to accommodate those extra trains!
 

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The rail works moves to area 3 from 25th July to 1st September with various work sites from Spring Lane tram stop to Gleadless Townend and trams terminating at Sheffield Station. In addition engineering works on Network Rail will impact Tram Train services on 8th and 9th August.

Services from 25th July
- Blue route will run from Malin Bridge to Sheffield Station to a new timetable at pre-covid frequencies (up to every 10 minutes).
- Yellow route will return to the normal pre-covid timetable.
- Purple route remains suspended (complete route closed for rail replacement)
- Tram Train continues on the current half hourly service, except for 8th and 9th August when a reduced timetable will operate due to Network Rail restrictions to accommodate engineering works and other trains being diverted.

It is expected that SYPTE with their partners Powell's bus will operate a tram alternative bus service between Sheffield City Centre and Halfway during these rail replacement works.

 
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