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Magna Tram Train Stop and Park & Ride scheme – Public Consultation 26 July to 3 September 2021.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) would like to hear your thoughts about our proposals to improve public transport connections between Rotherham and Sheffield and connect the Magna Science & Adventure Centre to the Tram Train network. 


The consultation runs from Monday 26 July to Friday 3 September 2021.

The Magna Tram Train Stop and Park & Ride Proposals 

The proposed Magna Tram Train Stop and Park & Ride scheme comprises of a new Tram Train stop, serving both Sheffield and Rotherham, on the existing Tram Train route at Magna along with a Park & Ride facility, utilising the existing underused car parking spaces at the Science & Adventure Centre. The proposed scheme will be broken down into two elements to be delivered separately as shown below.

Tram Train Stop 

The building of two new staggered, low level Tram Train platforms at Magna Science & Adventure Centre, one for each running line, connected by an accessible footbridge with lifts and stairs, passenger information, lighting, CCTV and passenger shelters. Provision will be made for a separation fence between the running lines to dissuade trespass onto the railway from the Tram Train platforms.

Tram Train Park & Ride

The introduction of a new 100-150 space Park & Ride facility at Magna Science & Adventure Centre, adjacent to the rail corridor, with disabled, bicycle and motorcycle parking bays, CCTV, lighting and vehicular control. A safe and secure pedestrian link will be provided to and from the new Tram Train stop.

These interventions will have a range of benefits by:

  • making public transport a better option for those travelling in the area by improving access to the Tram and Tram Train network between Parkgate, Rotherham and Sheffield
  • encouraging people to choose greener and healthier forms of transport both for existing and new journeys, boosting health and wellbeing
  • improving connectivity and opening up access to employment, education and leisure opportunities
  • providing an alternative mode of transport for those visiting the Magna Science & Adventure Centre
  • helping to ease congestion and reducing carbon emissions, improving air quality.

The proposed scheme will link to Rotherham Council’s proposals for an active travel corridor between Rotherham town centre, Ickles and Templeborough and Sheffield City Council’s proposals for walking and cycling links continuing to Meadowhall.

The Magna Tram Train Stop and Park & Ride scheme is being delivered by SYPTE and Network Rail, working with Sheffield City Region (SCR).  It is one of several proposed schemes which form part of SCR’s wider £166 million Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme. 

Have your say on the Magna Tram Train Stop and Park & Ride proposals 

SYPTE is undertaking a public consultation, from Monday 26 July to Friday 3 September 2021, to seek views on the proposals. This consultation will help to shape and inform the scheme design and operational requirements.

How to take part 

You can take part in the consultation by completing a short questionnaire online at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/Magna, where you will find information about the proposed scheme to help you to make an informed response. 

Paper copies will be available at the Customer Service Desk at Meadowhall, Rotherham and Sheffield Interchanges. If you do not have access to the internet or are unable to visit Rotherham or Sheffield Interchange, please call Traveline on 01709 51 51 51 to request a copy of consultation materials by post. 

Please do get involved in this consultation and tell us what you think.  Your views are important and will help to ensure that our proposals best serve the needs of the local community. 

Further information

To reach as wide range of people as possible, safely and in line with COVID-19 public health considerations, we are hosting two online Q&A sessions. These sessions provide an interactive alternative to our usual face-to-face public drop-in sessions, while continuing to offer an opportunity to find out more about the scheme and ask the project team any questions you may have. The sessions will be held on: 

  • Wednesday 11 August 2021 – 12pm – 1pm
  • Wednesday 18 August 2021 – 6pm – 7pm 

If you would like to attend one of these events, please register at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/Magna.

If you require any further information about this consultation, are unable to access the internet or need help in completing the questionnaire, please telephone 01709 51 51 51 or email communications@sypte.co.uk.

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