Plan before you travel during the festive season in Sheffield

18/12/2019

WITH Christmas around the corner, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding customers to plan ahead for their festive season travel in Sheffield, by checking timetables and services at travelsouthyorkshire.com/christmas.

“Mostly, bus, tram and Tram Train services will follow Saturday or enhanced Saturday timetables from Monday 23 December until Friday 3 January, except for Sunday 29 December, when they’ll operate a Sunday timetable. Rail services will run as normal and all public transport should finish early on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, with last departures from around 6pm, and 7pm for trains”, says SYPTE’s Director of Customer Services Tim Taylor, “as usual, there will be no bus, tram, Tram Train or train services on Christmas Day.”

“On Boxing Day, First, Stagecoach and TM Travel will run special bus services between 7am and 7pm, funded by Buses for Sheffield. Trams will also operate a special service on the Blue and Yellow routes between 6am and 9pm, which includes free parking at Park and Ride sites, but there will be no train or Tram Train services.”

Trains will start operating a normal timetable after a late start from Friday 27 December. On New Year’s Eve, bus and tram service last departures will be around 6pm.

On New Year’s Day, First will run a special bus service funded by Sheffield City Council between 8am and 6pm. Trams (Blue and Yellow route only) and Tram Trains will also operate a special service from between around 8am and 7pm, with free parking at Park and Ride sites. Trains will operate normally after a late start.

Buses, trams and Tram Trains will resume a normal service on Saturday 4 January.

Trains are expected to be busier than usual during the festive period 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 sites opening hours during the festive period can be found at travelsouthyorkshire.com/christmas, as well as revised timetables, last departures and journey planning. 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.

Concessions

From Thursday 26 December until Wednesday 1 January (inclusive), 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, from the start to end of service.

Quick guide

Monday 23/12

Enhanced Saturday bus service; Saturday tram and tram train service; train services operating as normal

Christmas Eve

Saturday timetable with early finish on bus, tram and tram train services; train services operating as normal with early finish

Christmas Day

No services

Boxing Day

Special bus service funded by Buses for Sheffield between 7am and 7pm; special service on Blue and Yellow tram routes; no tram train or train services

Friday 28/12 – Monday 30/12

Saturday timetable on bus, tram 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 timetable with early departures on bus, tram and tram train services; train services operating as normal

New Year’s Day

Special bus service funded by Sheffield City Council; special service on tram (Blue and Yellow routes) and tram train; train services operating as normal after a late start

Thursday 2/1 and Friday 3/1

Enhanced Saturday bus service; Saturday tram and tram train service; train services operating as normal

Saturday 4/1

Normal service resumes