Special bus services will run in Sheffield on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day for a festive fare of just £1 per journey.
The First and Stagecoach bus services, run as part of Sheffield Bus Partnership and funded by Sheffield City Council, will operate on most key routes between 8am and 5.30pm. It will be the sixth year that Sheffield Council has funded the special services.
Passengers can plan their journey, find live disruption information and updates to scheduled services, by:
• Using the online tools at travelsouthyorkshire.com
• Following Travel South Yorkshire on Twitter @TravelSYorks
• Calling Traveline on 01709 51 51 51
Sheffield City Council Cabinet Member for Business, Skills and Development, Councillor Leigh Bramall, said: “Public transport is a great way to get around the city and still be free to share a Christmas toast or two with family and friends. We really do hope people will use these services and take advantage of the reduced fares to help spread the seasonal spirit!”
SYPTE Deputy Interim Director General, David Young, said: “We’re delighted to work together with our partners to offer great value bus services on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The extra services mean that buses will run every day over the festive period, except on Christmas Day, giving people a convenient way to get where they need to be.”
Ben Gilligan, Managing Director for First in South Yorkshire, said: “The services we ran on Boxing Day and New Year’s day, last year were well used and we are pleased to be able to provide these important services once again.”
Paul Lynch, Managing Director for Stagecoach in Sheffield, said: “We understand that our customers still like to get around using the bus over Christmas, particularly on Boxing Day and the Christmas sales period. With this in mind partners continue to work together to provide the people of Sheffield with a convenient, realistic travel option”.
Revised bus timetables will operate in Sheffield from Tuesday 24 December 2013 until Thursday 2 January 2014. In many cases, services on weekdays will follow their usual Saturday timetables.
Sheffield Bus Partnership brings together South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Sheffield City Council, and local bus operators First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach in Sheffield and Sheffield Community Transport in a bid to improve the city’s bus offer.
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