Supertram in Sheffield city centre

VolkerRail to renovate Supertram network

VolkerRail is set to begin rail replacement works on Sheffield’s Supertram network.

The South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) appointed VolkerRail to renew areas of track, extend the lifespan the network, improve comfort and reduce noise in areas where tracks are worn.

Almost 2000 metres of track will be replaced across three phases over the summer. The first phase begins on Friday 24th May and will see VolkerRail replace the track crossing units at Cathedral tram stop.

Melanie Corcoran, executive director of transport at SYMCA, said: “These essential works are vital to extend the lifespan of the Supertram network.

“By replacing the track we’re making sure the region’s tram network can continue to safely provide its popular service for generations to come.”

VolkerRail’s metro and rail projects manager, Sam Allen, said: “With over a decade of experience on the Supertram network, we are delighted to be back to continue our efforts in extending the life of this network.

“We understand the impact this work has on local residents and our teams will be working around the clock to complete renewals as efficiently as possible.”

The first phase of work is due to conclude on Monday 3rd June. Each of the phases of work will take place at key points across the summer and will coincide with school holidays to minimise disruption, where possible.

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