Hillsborough 'gridlocked' as Sheffield Supertram rail works cause travel disruption

Essential engineering works in Hillsborough are causing travel disruption for many people with bus services also being diverted.

Saturday, 29th May 2021, 4:19 pm
Hillsborough Corner (pic: Google Maps)

The planned engineering works at Hillsborough Corner, which started today on Saturday 29 May, have been causing travel disruption with some bus services in the area also affected due to increased traffic.

Until the end of service on Monday 31 May, blue route trams will operate between Halfway and Cathedral or Shalesmoor only, and yellow route trams will operate between Meadowhall and Shalesmoor only, with no trams running between Malin Bridge, Middlewood and Shalesmoor.

One person said: “Hillsborough is gridlocked this Saturday lunchtime. They are working on the tramline outside the bus terminus but not stopping cars at the lights. Avoid Hillsborough corner.”

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First South Yorkshire tweeted about changes to services, saying: “Due to tram line works and increased traffic, we are unable to operate into Hillsborough on services 97, 98, 18.”

Services 97, 98 and 18 operating to the end of Leppings lane are being diverted, turning left along parkside road then left onto Penistone road.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE) Director of Customer Services, Tim Taylor, said: “Due to essential engineering works on the track at Hillsborough Corner, revised services will run on the yellow and blue routes during the Bank Holiday weekend. We’re reminding passengers to plan ahead and check before they travel.”

While the works are taking place, valid Supertram tickets will be accepted on Stagecoach and First buses running in affected areas. Hillsborough Interchange will remain open but stand H1 will be closed, and its services allocated to another stand.

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