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Construction Work Carrying on For the Tram Train Project

Construction Work Carrying on For the Tram Train Project

Construction work carries on as the Tram Train project in South Yorkshire heads for completion. The work is being carried out by engineers from Network Rail, who are replacing College Road bridge in Rotherham and replacing it with a higher one to accommodate the overhead lines that will power the Tram Trains.

While the bridge is being replaced, College road will be closed for a total of 18 weeks starting from Friday 14th April up until Friday 18th August 2017. While the work on the bridge is taking place a footbridge will be installed in order to allow pedestrians to gain access to the town centre from Masbrough. There will be diversions in place for all other road traffic, including bus routed which will move from Bridge Street to Centenary. This diversion will take place via Greasbrough Road.

Although the road will be closed for a long time, the opportunities for travel that will be created by the development of a Tram Train system in South Yorkshire should be worth it. There is a great deal of work to do as part of this challenging development that will see the creation of a full Tram Train service that will run from Sheffield city centre to Rotherham Central and Parkgate. These routes are expected to be up and running next year.

Over the May bank holiday weekend, on the 27th and 28th, the old bridge over college road will be demolished, and the signaling system for the Tram Train service will be brought in to operation. Trains between Meadowhall and Swinton will be diverted during this time in order to make sure that the work required is carried out safely. This does mean that they will not stop at Rotherham Central station, however there will be busses running from Meadowhall and Swinton and calling at Rotherham.

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