Coronavirus: changes made to the Supertram service in Sheffield

Temporary changes to Supertram services are being introduced from Monday 23 March following new government advice around social contact and non-essential travel.

Thursday, 19th March 2020, 4:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 19th March 2020, 4:33 pm

A reduced timetable will operate across the network until further notice. The timetables have been carefully created to ensure that critical routes are maintained wherever possible.

It follows “extensive action” to “enhance cleaning regimes and protect the safety and well-being of customers and employees.”

Tim Bilby, Managing Director for Supertram said: “Along with other operators and key sectors, we are working hard to support the national effort to tackle the current challenging situation.

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"The safety of our customers and our employees is at the heart of everything we do. We also know that our tram services play a vital role in keeping people moving in Sheffield and Barnsley and ensuring key sector personnel can continue to get to work.

“Following the latest government advice, we have reviewed our timetables and made temporary changes which reflect the reduced level of travel. Our objective has been to focus resources on where we know they are needed most at this time.

“We are working hard to best maintain essential services, safeguard jobs and ensure the long-term sustainability of the public transport sector which is central to our economy and communities.

“We will continue to monitor the position, liaise closely with government and other authorities, and respond as appropriate to what is a dynamic situation.”

A summary of the key changes is below:

Monday to Saturday:

YELLOW trams every 20 minutes between 0600 and 2100

BLUE trams every 20 minutes between 0600 and 2100

PURPLE trams every 30 minutes between 0600 and 2100

TRAM TRAIN trams up to every 30 minutes between 0600 and 2000

Sunday:

Details for Sunday will be confirmed in due course.

A very limited service will operate every day on the Yellow route between Meadowhall & Middlewood and on the Blue route between Halfway & Cathedral from around 2100 until around midnight.

Full timetables for Monday to Saturday are available online at supertram.com. Sunday timetables effective from 29 March will be available next week.