More disruption ahead as Sheffield tram replacement work continues

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Commuters will face further disruption as Sheffield’s ongoing tram rail replacement work moves into a new phase from next week.

A revised timetable is to operate on all routes from next Tuesday.

The second phase of work this year between White Lane and Halfway is due to be completed on time, with services to be restored from Halfway from Monday.

But the next stage of work will begin the following day on Cricket Inn Road, Parkway Viaduct in both directions and at the junction at Woodburn Road.

Works are expected to continue for around five weeks and bus replacement services will be in operation.

Revised timetables will mean that during the day, the yellow and blue lines will operate a 12 minute frequency rather than 10 minutes. At all other times a 20 minute service will be provided.

The blue route will operate as normal but again every 12 minutes at peak times rather than every 10 minutes. From Hillsborough to Fitzalan Square there will be a combined six minute frequency during the day.

The purple route will not run during the works and bus replacement service P3 will serve as a link between Gleadless Townend and Herdings Park to connect with blue route trams at Gleadless Townend.

But works will be suspended on July 5 and 6 as the Tour de France comes to Sheffield.

Tram network owner South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and system operator Stagecoach Supertram are funding the £32m rail replacement project, with the majority of work being undertaken during the next four years.

The first stage of the project was completed in 2013 and saw almost 5,000 metres of rail replaced between Spring Lane and Park Grange Croft.