Sheffield Supertram Service Disruptions from Saturday 10 January 2016

21 Dec

Essential weekend engineering works to prepare Sheffield’s tramlines for Tram Train will take place in the New Year.  The Tram Train between Sheffield and Rotherham is planned to launch between Sheffield and Rotherham in 2017 and these works are required on certain parts of the network to allow tram train vehicles to run.

Passengers in South Yorkshire will be the first in the country to benefit from pioneering Tram Trains that will provide a direct service from Sheffield city centre to Rotherham Central and Parkgate, travelling on street tramlines and the national rail network.

Engineering work to adapt the Supertram track for Tram Train has taken place overnight since 30 October. The works in the New Year are required due to the Tram Trains requiring a different wheel profile from the current tram to allow operation on the heavy rail system.

Once completed, Tram Trains will be tested on the adapted tracks before being introduced on the Supertram network to provide extra services at busy times.

Supertram Service Disruptions from Saturday 10 January 2016

Revised timetables and services will operate on the Purple and Yellow Supertram routes between Cricket Inn Road and Meadowhall on the following dates:

Sunday 10 January  
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 January  
Saturday 30 & Sunday 1 February  
Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 February  
Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 February  

Dedicated YX and Y1 bus services will replace trams between Fitzalan Square and Meadowhall.  Y2 services will operate on Saturday’s between 9am and 6pm, every 30 minutes between City Centre and Nunnery Park & Ride.  This service will stop at Commercial Street and Nunnery Park & Ride only.  Blue Route Supertram services between Malin Bridge and Halfway are unaffected.

Tram and Bus Replacement Services 

Sunday 10 January

Yellow trams will operate as normal to Tinsley.

Between Tinsley and Meadowhall Interchange a replacement bus service will operate, matching the frequency of trams (every 10 or 20 minutes) using the bus stops adjacent to Tinsley tram stop (37023578 to Meadowhall Interchange and 37023577 from Meadowhall Interchange)

Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 January 

Yellow trams will operate between Middlewood and Cricket Inn Road

Blue trams will operate as normal between Malin Bridge and Halfway.

Purple trams will operate between Herdings Park and Cathedral only

Service To and from Frequency
Y Middlewood <> Cricket Inn Road Every 10 or 20 Minutes
B Operates as normal  
P Herdings Park <> Cathedral  
YX Commercial <> Meadowhall – Limited stop Every 10 to 20 minutes with additional capacity on Saturday from 11am to 3pm
Y1 Commercial <> Meadowhall – All stops Every 15 to 20 minutes
Y2 Commercial <> Nunnery Square P&R Every 30 minutes, Saturday only.

Saturday 30 & Sunday 31 January, Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 February and Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 February 

Yellow trams will combine with the Purple route to Herdings Park, every 20 minutes.

The other Yellow trams will run as far as Sheffield Station.

This essentially means that when there is a 10 minute service, every other tram from Middlewood will go to Herdings Park with the others turning at Sheffield Station.

On the Sunday, all Yellow and Purple services will combine to provide a 20 minute service between Middlewood and Herdings Park.

Service To and from Frequency
Y/P Middlewood <>Cricket Inn Road Every 20 Minutes
P/Y Middlewood <> Herdings Park Every 20 Minutes
B Operates as normal  
YX Commercial <> Meadowhall – Limited stop Every 15 to 20 minutes
Y1 Commercial <>Meadowhall – All stops Every 30 minutes, Saturday only
Y2 Commercial<>Nunnery Square P&R Every 30 minutes, Saturday only.

Information is available

Replacement bus service timetables and information will be available from 4 January 2016 online at and  There will also be information available on our social media accounts including Facebook (TravelSouthYorkshire) and Twitter (@TSYalerts, @TravelSYorks and @SCSupertram).

Help will also be available via the Supertram Information Hotline on 0114 221 1333 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm) and Traveline 01709 51 51 51 and on posters at tram stops but the easiest, quickest and cheapest way for you to access information is by the serf-serve channels above.

For more information on the Tram Train Pilot please visit 


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