Sheffield tram fares cut or frozen during major works

Daffodils in Sheffield City centre near the super tram stop by the Cathedral
Daffodils in Sheffield City centre near the super tram stop by the Cathedral
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Tram fares in Sheffield will be reduced or frozen during disruptive rail replacement works to take place this year.

Work is expected to begin on the first phase of the project this month, to replace 4.4km of worn out tracks between Hillsborough and Infirmary Road, and will mean revised timetables as well as tram replacement services are in place.

Further engineering works are scheduled until August.

Stagecoach Supertram has said that it is reducing the cost of its Sheffield unlimited tram and bus dayrider by 10p, to £3.90.

Adult short and long distance tickets, as well as those for weekly tram and bus ‘megariders’, will be frozen.

A new tram only megarider weekly ticket will also be available for £12.50, or £1.79 a day.

A spokesman said: “We are aware that the rail replacement work will have an impact on some customers over the coming months. “We very much appreciate our passengers’ patience and understanding during this essential work.

“The improvement works will benefit all tram users by ensuring the system is fit for purpose for the long-term and we look forward to attracting even more people on to our greener, smarter services in the future.”

The next phase of work begins on Saturday March 28, when the fare changes will also come into effect.

Rail replacement began in 2013, is likely to take five years and involves preparing the tracks for the new Sheffield to Rotherham tram-train service.