WITH Christmas around the corner, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding customers to plan ahead for their travel during the festive period in Doncaster, by checking timetables and services at travelsouthyorkshire.com/christmas.
“Most local bus, tram and train services will follow Saturday timetables with an early finish - with last departures from around 5:30pm and 7pm - on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve”, says SYPTE’s Director of Customer Services Tim Taylor, “but, as usual, there will be no bus or train services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day in Doncaster.”
From Friday 27 until Monday 30 December, buses will follow a Saturday service, apart from Sunday 29 December, when they will operate a Sunday timetable. Train services will run as normal after a late start on Friday.
On New Year’s Eve, buses will run a Saturday service, with last departures between 5:30pm and 7:30pm. Trains will run a normal service.
There will be no bus services on New Year’s Day, but they will follow a Saturday timetable with some exceptions on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 January, resuming normal service on Saturday 4 January.
Trains will resume normal timetables on New Year’s Day, after a late start.
Trains are expected to be busier than usual and customers are encouraged to check with National Rail or their operating company for any planned engineering works or local service updates.
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 travelsouthyorkshire.com/gettimetables.
Travel South Yorkshire Interchanges and Park and Ride site opening hours during the festive period can be found at travelsouthyorkshire.com/christmas, as well as revised timetables, last departures and journey planning tools. Live travel information will be available via Twitter @TSYalerts or Traveline 01709 51 51 51, except on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, when Traveline will be closed.
From Wednesday 26 December until Tuesday 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 Rail services within South Yorkshire, without restrictions from the start to end of service.
Enhanced Saturday service on bus; normal train service
Saturday bus service with early finish; normal train service with early finish
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Friday 27/12 – Monday 30/12
Saturday timetable on bus services (except on Sunday 29/12, when they will follow a Sunday timetable); train services operating as normal
New Year’s Eve
Saturday service with early finish on bus; normal train service
New Year’s Day
No bus service; train services operating as normal
Thursday 2/1 and Friday 3/1
Saturday timetable on bus services; train services operating as normal
Normal service resumes