Tramlines is going green! The crafty lot behind Sheffield’s favourite music event have teamed up with sustainable transport campaign ‘Not Driving’, Supertram and Northern Rail to encourage people to ditch their cars and make the most of the city’s public transport network.
We thought we’d let you in on the best travel hints and tips for the Tramlines weekend.
The main stage at Ponderosa Park does not have parking facilities, so to help everyone make the most out of the weekend, public transport services across the city are offering special deals to festival goers.
Supertram are offering a special £3 ticket that will allow a complete day of travel over the ‘Festival Route’ from Sheffield Station to Shalesmoor. Most of the venues are easily accessible via the tram so festival attendees can hop on and off in their journey throughout the festival. Tickets will be sold on the trams themselves and from the Tramlines box office at Sheffield City Hall.
First Buses are also running a shuttle to take people from the main stage at Ponderosa to The Folk Forest at Endcliffe Park for 50p throughout the festival.
In keeping with the festival-going spirit, for the first time ever the Supertram network will become awash with the sound of music as live bands take to the rails to deliver free performances to commuters on board. Anyone who has experienced the famous Busker’s Buses in previous years will know exactly what to expect.
Stagecoach Supertram Managing Director Margaret Kay said: “Tramlines is one of Sheffield’s most popular events and we are delighted to be on board as travel partner this year, which also marks the 21st anniversary of the tram network in the city.
“With tram services serving most of the main music venues throughout the festival, and live music on board, we hope people will use our greener, smarter services to make the most of this fantastic event.”
For more info on transport at Tramlines and a chance to win VIP tickets to the event, visit the official site. To enter the competition, you have to pledge the miles you have saved by Not Driving to Tramlines.