Sheffield City Region has a diverse and super-connected economy comprising a dynamic core city, thriving towns and market towns, fabulous countryside and a significant rural economy.

 

With an economic output of more than £31 billion pounds per year, 68,000 businesses and world-class specialisms in advanced manufacturing the city region is at the forefront of innovation and a major driver of economic growth.

Consultation on the Future of Supertram (24 September-5 November 2018)

The Consultation on the Future of Supertram has now closed. Thank you for taking the time to give your views.

Answer...

Around £230m of investment is needed to allow Supertram to operate beyond 2024. The Consultation on the Future of Supertram sought the views of residents, the community, special interest groups, visitors and businesses across Sheffield City Region on three options for the future of the Supertram system:

  • Maintaining Supertram as it is through ongoing essential repairs
  • Renewing and modernising Supertram’s tracks, vehicles and information systems
  • Exploring alternative options to Supertram.

Answer...

The results of the consultation will help us to recommend an option for the future of the Supertram system. This recommendation will be considered by the Combined Authority before a bid for funding is submitted to the Department for Transport in 2019. The results of the consultation will be summarised in the report presented for consideration by the Combined Authority and in the funding bid.

Answer...

Around £230m of investment is needed to allow the Supertram network to operate for at least another 30 years, and Department for Transport funding will be required to support this. For this reason, we are developing a business case.