South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding customers to plan ahead for Christmas and New Year travel in Rotherham, by checking timetables and services at travelsouthyorkshire.com/christmas.
“Most local bus and Tram Train services will follow Saturday timetables with an early finish - with last departures from around 5:30pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve”, says SYPTE’s Director of Customer Services Tim Taylor. “Trains will operate a normal service with last departures between 7pm and 8pm”.
There will be no bus, Tram Train or train services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day in Rotherham, except for service X1 on Boxing Day, between Maltby and Sheffield centre, which will pick up passengers on Corporation Street, Rotherham, in both directions.
Tram Train will operate a special service from around 8am until 7pm on New Year’s Day.
From Friday 27 December until Friday 3 January, bus and Tram Train services will mostly operate a Saturday service, except from Sunday 29 December, when they’ll operate a Sunday Service. Train services will resume their normal timetable on Friday 27 December after a late start.
There will be no bus services on New Year’s Day. Trains will operate as normal after a late start and Tram Train services will operate a special timetable from around 8am until around 7pm.
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 Thursday 26 December until Wednesday 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, with no restrictions, from the start to end of service.
Enhanced Saturday service on bus and tram train; normal train service
Saturday service with early finish on bus and tram train; normal train service with early finish
No service apart from special X1 service with early finish
Friday 27/12 – Monday 30/12
Saturday timetable on bus and tram train 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 and tram train; normal train service
New Year’s Day
No bus service; special tram train service; train services operating as normal
Thursday 2/1 and Friday 3/1
Saturday timetable on bus and tram train services; train services operating as normal
Normal service resumes