This weekend (on Sunday 27 and Monday 28 April 2014) there will be changes to some bus services in Sheffield and across South Yorkshire. Passengers are being advised to check as soon as possible to see if their service has been affected.
Information about these service changes and new timetables can be found on the Travel South Yorkshire website travelsouthyorkshire.com
; at bus stops in Sheffield city centre; in Travel South Yorkshire information centres and interchanges; or by calling Traveline on 01709 51 51 51.
Bus services with minor timetable or route changes in Sheffield to improve punctuality and reliability:
First services 32, 35, 36, 37, 38, 75, 76, 97, 98, 120 and X5. Service 35 will run via Castlegate instead of Waingate, and service 38 will be extended from Hillsborough to Sheffield city centre with most journeys no longer stopping at Hillsborough Interchange.
Stagecoach services 43/A, 44/A, 50/A, 53, 71, 83/A, 88, 123, and SL. Services 83/A and 88 from Ecclesfield/Smithy Wood will be re-routed in the city centre between the Wicker and Bank Street, and service 123 will be re-routed and re-timed to serve Granville Road and the Moor Market. The service 123 journey that departs Holbrook at 05:57 on Monday to Fridays for Sheffield City Centre and Royal Hallamshire Hospital has been renumbered service 122, with no change to its route or times. Evening and Sunday journeys on service 71 are re-routed between Killamarsh and Norwood, and renumbered as service 71A.
TM Travel services 31/A, 38, 123 and 218. The 0625 Monday to Friday journey on service 218 will be diverted to call at Chatsworth House, and service 123 will be re-routed and re-timed to serve the Moor Market.
Sheffield Community Transport service 5 will run via Castlegate instead of Waingate.
The FreeBee service in Sheffield will also be withdrawn on 26 April following Government cuts to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s budget, which previously subsidised the service.
FreeBee bus users, will still be able to get around the city centre and to and from the new Moor Market using one of the many services operating the same or similar routes, including 20/A, 25/A, 47, 48, 75, 76, 79/A, 87, 97, 98 from Waingate or Haymarket to Moorfoot; 20/A, 25/A, 47, 48, 75, 76, 83/A, 87, 88, 97, 98 from Moorfoot to Waingate or Castlegate; 47, 48 from Sheffield Interchange to Moorfoot; and 42, 44, 47, 48, 79/A from Moorfoot to Sheffield Interchange.
Bus timetable changes in Sheffield take place three times a year. Bus users can keep up to date by registering for a free timetable alert service on the Travel South Yorkshire website, which automatically sends an email when there is a change to their regular service.
Sheffield Bus Partnership brings together South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Sheffield City Council, and local bus operators in a bid to improve the city’s bus offer.
It provides customers with a simpler bus network, coordinated timetables, a new range of tickets which can be used on buses or trams, more services on many routes, fewer changes to timetables, and more buses with low-floor-access.
For more information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com