Disruption for passengers on Stagecoach Supertram is coming over the next two summers with the news that the rail replacement works – started in 2013 – are to be concluded as part of a £12.5 million project. South Yorkshire PTE have started the tendering process as they seek a contractor to complete the works.
Approximately 10km of embedded rail is to be replaced where its continual use since 1994 – with over 50 million miles of tram travel across the whole network recorded – is bringing it close to being life-expired. 15km of rail was replaced in the first phase between 2013 and 2015.
It is expected that this second phase of work will take place over the summers of 2018 and 2019 with further details to follow as to when and where line closures will take place.