CHANGES to some bus services in Sheffield will take place next month (3 September 2017) to improve punctuality, reliability and access to employment, following customer requests.
Sheffield Bus Partnership is advising passengers to check their journey before they travel. The changes include alterations to buses serving:
- Meadowhall – service 35 (Sheffield – Hillsborough) will be rerouted to improve access to jobs at Meadowhall from Grenoside
- Doncaster Sheffield Airport – new service 737 will operate between Sheffield and Doncaster Sheffield Airport via Wickersley and Bramley
- Fox Valley – services 57 (Sheffield – Stocksbridge) and 201 (Chapeltown – Stocksbridge) will be linked to provide direct access into Fox Valley at least hourly, more frequently at peak times and to employment areas at Chapeltown from Stocksbridge and Deepcar
- High Green – service 66 (Rotherham – High Green) and First /TM Travel service 85 (Sheffield – High Green) will be relinked to provide a direct service between Hillsborough and Rotherham, following customer and councillor requests
- Norton Lees/Chancet Wood –service 19 (Sheffield – Chancet Wood) will be reintroduced to serve Heeley Green, Meersbrook, Norton Lees, Woodseats and Chancet Wood, following customer and councillor requests
- Middlewood – Supertram Link service SL1 (Hillsborough – Stocksbridge) will have improved connections to Supertram services in Middlewood. Middlewood Park & Ride will be manned during peak hours to better coordinate SL1 and Supertram services
- The Moor - service 265 (Barnsley - Sheffield) will be re-numbered service 2 and the route extended to serve the Moor to improve connections to the new retail quarter
- Stannington - services 81/82 (Stannington – Dore) will continue to provide 6 buses per hour from Stannington to Supertram services and Hillsborough centre, following the withdrawal of Supertram Link service SL2
- Jordanthorpe - service 18 (Sheffield – Meadowhall) will cover the 18a route, except in Batemoor and Jordanthorpe. Service 18a (Meadowhall - Jordanthorpe) will be withdrawn. Services 1 (Jordanthorpe - High Green) and 43/44 (Sheffield – Chesterfield), and service 75 (Batemoor – Shiregreen) will continue to provide 13 buses per hour to the city centre
- Arbourthorne - services 41 (Sheffield – Frecheville), 74/74a (Sheffield – Rotherham) will continue to provide Eastern Avenue (Arbourthorne) with a half-hourly connection to the city centre via the Moor Market. Service 40 (Sheffield – Catcliffe) will be withdrawn
- Schools - Sheffield Bus Partnership has invested in school services to ensure 3,900 pupil journeys per day can continue to be made in Sheffield, following the closure of Brightbus earlier this year
New bus timetable information will be available ahead of the changes on the Travel South Yorkshire website travelsouthyorkshire.com/servicechanges, at bus stops and in interchanges, on-board buses or by calling Traveline 01709 51 51 51.
The coordination of city bus services allows Sheffield Bus Partnership to continue to offer value for money CityBus and CityWide multi-operator tickets, which complement Sheffield’s fully integrated network and offer flexibility and convenience by allowing passengers to get on the first bus that comes along, regardless of the operator.
A Sheffield Bus Partnership spokesperson, said: “Sheffield Bus Partnership continues to work together to make changes to the city’s bus network for the benefit of our passengers.
“The changes that will be made in September have been shaped through the feedback we receive from our customers, and local councillors, and aim to make sure services are reliable, punctual, suit passenger travel patterns and meet community needs.”
Sheffield Bus Partnership is made up of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, Sheffield City Council, and bus operators First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach Yorkshire, Sheffield Community Transport and TM Travel.