Partnership gears up for Sheffield bus changes


CHANGES to Sheffield’s bus network and cheaper tickets will be introduced this weekend (1 November) as part of a package of improvements by Sheffield Bus Partnership.

Passengers can check for changes to their service and get timetables and route maps online at Information is available at bus stops, in Interchanges, on-board buses and in leaflets sent to Sheffield addresses.

Sheffield Bus Partnership has worked together to join-up and co-ordinate city bus services to improve journey times, provide more links to new destinations and cut congestion. Lower price multi-operator tickets will be launched to complement the new network as a direct result, making it easier for passengers to get on the first bus that comes along.

New CityBus Day (£4), 7 Day (£14) and 28 Day (£49) tickets from TravelMaster that can be used on any bus in Sheffield, and reduced price CityWide Day (£4.30), 7 Day (£15), 28 Day (£53) and Annual (£560) tickets from TravelMaster that can be used on any bus and tram will offer a discount of up to 23% against the nearest existing ticket. Prices are frozen until April 2017.

Plans were shaped using travel patterns and community feedback from around 2,500 people, following public consultation in July.

Sheffield Bus Partnership is made up of Sheffield City Council (SCC), South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and bus operators First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach in Sheffield, Sheffield Community Transport and TM Travel.