Changes begin to drive Sheffield bus improvements


OURNEYS on city bus services are improving, following changes made by Sheffield Bus Partnership in response to passenger feedback.

Timetable changes to better co-ordinate and improve the punctuality and reliability of services 3, 18, 18a, 20, 35, 38, 51, 75, 76, 85, 97, 98 and 785 took place on 3 January.

Bus tracking data shows more services are running on time, and more double decker buses have been added to the network.

Further adjustments to services 28, 40, 41 and 181 made on 24 - 25 January, and planned changes to services 10/10a, 31/31a, and 32/32a on 30 January - 1 February and 1/1a, 7/8/8a, 24/25, 40/41, 52/52a, 56, 81/82, 83/83a, 86, 88, 120 and SL2 on 7 February, aim to deliver more improvements.

A Sheffield Bus Partnership spokesperson, said: “We are working hard as a Partnership to make positive changes, feedback has been very encouraging and we continue to monitor our services closely.

“Using passenger comments and journey data recorded on-board, we have identified specific problems, altered timetables and introduced extra buses where needed as a direct result. We expect further timetable adjustments to better co-ordinate more journeys and, together with the changes already made, improve service delivery across the network overall.”

Passengers can check for changes to their service and plan their journey in advance online at, at bus stops, in Interchanges and via Traveline on 01709 51 51 51.

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