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Festive Public Transport Changes in South Yorkshire


30 November 2017


SOUTH Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding customers to plan ahead for Christmas and New Year travel.

In Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham, most local bus and train services will follow Sunday timetables with an early finish (with last departures from around 6pm) on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. There will be no bus or train services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day apart from services X1, connecting Sheffield to Rotherham, Maltby and Wickersley, and X5, between Sheffield and South Rotherham. These services will be funded by Sheffield Bus Partnership. 

Between Wednesday 27 and Saturday 30 December, a Saturday service will operate on local buses and a normal weekday service on local trains.

There will be no bus services on New Year’s Day, but trains will operate with a later start than normal.

Customers travelling by train are encouraged to check with Network Rail or their operating company for any planned engineering works or local service updates.

From Tuesday 26 December until Monday 1 January, holders of SYPTE-issued English National Concessionary Travel Scheme Senior Passes can travel for free on bus and tram, and for half fare on Northern services within South Yorkshire, from the start to end of service

Normal services will resume on 2 January.

Customers can register with Travel South Yorkshire to receive a free email alert whenever there are changes to the public transport services that are important to them at

Traveline will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. There will be revised opening times at some Travel South Yorkshire Interchanges and Park & Ride sites.

Revised timetables, last departures, journey planning and live travel information can be found at, Twitter @TSYalerts or by calling Traveline 01709 51 51 51.