Stagecoach Supertram has announced that it is freezing fares on its tram tickets in Sheffield to
reflect the next
phase of rail replacement works taking place across the network this
The price freeze will take effect on single tram tickets, as well as
tram and bus dayrider and megarider tickets, meaning customers will
continue to benefit from the same great value fares that they currently
As announced last week, Supertram is also reducing the price of its
tram-only child weekly megarider ticket and, along with bus company
Stagecoach Yorkshire, is also introducing several new child tickets.
These will be available from 30 March 2014 for young people with a South
Yorkshire Megatravel pass or a 16-18 student pass and will offer
unlimited weekly bus and tram travel for just 78pence per day.
More details about the new child tickets are available at www.supertram.com
Supertram Managing Director Margaret Kay said: “These price freezes
are a real boost for our customers. Lots of people will benefit from the
continued great value fares that we offer, particularly those who use
our services most frequently.
“We are mindful that the on-going rail replacement work will have an
impact on some customers over the coming months and we want to show our
gratitude for their patience and understanding during this 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
Tram network owner South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
(SYPTE) and system operator Stagecoach Supertram are funding the
project, with the majority of work being undertaken during the next four
years at an estimated capital cost of £32million. A £5 million grant
has been provided by DfT for the initial phase.
The first stage of the project was completed in 2013 by contractor
VolkerRail, and saw almost 5,000 metres of rail replaced between Spring
Lane and Park Grange Croft tram stops.
The next stage of the works, which begin on Saturday 29 March in the
Hillsborough/Malin Bridge area of the city, will see VolkerRail continue
to replace worn out sections of tram track across the whole of the
Supertram network. The work is expected to continue until September.
The majority of the Supertram network will be open for business as
usual and in the affected areas, bus replacement services will be in
operation to minimise the disruption to passengers as much as possible.