Two-day Bank Holiday closure at Rotherham railway station

By Adele Forrest | 23/05/2017

Two-day Bank Holiday closure at Rotherham railway station
Rotherham Central railway station

RAIL passengers are being reminded that trains will not stop at Rotherham Central station this Bank Holiday weekend.

The station will close following the last train on Friday (May 26) and re-open for the first train on Monday (May 29) while College Road bridge over the tracks is dismantled and replaced.

Buses will replace trains between Meadowhall, Rotherham Central and Swinton during this time. 

Network Rail is installing a new, higher bridge at College Road to allow the overhead lines that will power tram trains to be safely fitted underneath. 

Engineers will also bring the signalling system which controls tram train movements into operation.

An 18-week road closure is already in place on College Road until Friday, August 18 to allow safe completion of the works. 

Access to the station will be maintained during this time, except over the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend, when the station is closed. 

Passengers can plan their journey in advance at the National Rail Enquiries website or by calling 0345 748 4950.  

The tram train pilot is delivered by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Network Rail, Northern, Stagecoach Supertram and the Department for Transport.

More information is available at

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