View Full Version : Bus Service over Christmas Eve, is it normal?


Stebbil
15-11-2005, 12:08
Hi

Was just wondering, does anyone know if there is a bus service on christmas eve? I have been told there maybe is a very limited one, but i dont see any reason why they would do this.

Cheers
John

unners
15-11-2005, 12:13
Normal until finish at 7 ish is the norm.

uncleheed
15-11-2005, 12:14
Usually services stop running at around 6.00 pm on Xmas Eve and wont start running again untill 27th Dec.

Cant see First altering it this year

madowl
15-11-2005, 12:15
Originally posted by unners
Normal until finish at 7 ish is the norm. yeah thats what i thought... never known buses to run any later on xmas eve...

sidewinder
15-11-2005, 13:16
Don't forget this xmas eve is a saturday so the services will be limited by that before you even start with the xmas stuff!

No doubt it'll be advertised on buses soon, would guess it'll be sunday service though.

SpeedwayDan
15-11-2005, 13:17
will be a saturday service as normal i would imagine, but with an earlier finish

Stalborg
15-11-2005, 14:28
Is usually a Saturday service with buses having to be back in garage by 7pm so don't expect a bus after 6ish. Also as Christmas day is Sunday I should think the buses won't be running normally again until 28th cos 27th will probably be a bank holiday.

SaraJB
15-11-2005, 15:39
thanks - didn't get much help when I called them direct

SteveCoogan
15-11-2005, 15:46
The buses on christmas eve will be late/missing driving past full and when you do get on one there will be a couple of drunks on the back seat..............yep, its a normal bus service i think.

youwhatref
15-11-2005, 15:51
For both buses and trams expect a Saturday service with an early finish between 1800 & 2000. The same will happen on New Years Eve.

Andy C
15-11-2005, 18:03
Christmas & new year bus information for all operators serving Derbyshire: (Derbyshire County Council website)

http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/Images/Summary%20Xmas2005_tcm2-85823.pdf

Christmas & new year bus information for Stagecoach bus services: (Stagecoach website)

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/chesterfield/serviceinfo_1438.html

Christmas & new year bus information for all operators in South Yorkshire: (SYPTE website)

not yet available - www.sypte.co.uk

Christmas & new year bus information for First bus (Firstgroup website)

not yet available - www.firstgroup.com

Christmas & new year tram information (Stagecoach website)

not yet available - www.supertram.com

Christmas & new year train information (National Rail website)

www.nationalrail.co.uk

silverknight
15-11-2005, 18:08
Based on info from past years and information on Derbyshire CC and West Yorks PTE web sites ( as usual SYPTE has no info)this is the Likely provision Of services over the festive period:

CHRISTMAS EVE - SATURDAY DECEMBER 24th 2005
BUSES : SATURDAY SERVICE WITH AN EARLIER FINISH BY 1900 HOURS
TRAMS : SATURDAY SERVICE WITH AN EARLIER FINISH BY 2000 HOURS
LOCAL TRAINS: SATURDAY SERVICE WITH AN EARLIER FINISH BY 2000 HOURS

CHRISTMAS DAY - SUNDAY DECEMBER 25th 2005
NO TRAMS - BUSES - TRAINS

BOXING DAY - MONDAY DECEMBER 26th2005
BUSES - NO SERVICES
TRAMS - LIMITED SERVICE 1100 TO 1800
LOCAL TRAINS - NO SERVICES

PUBLIC HOLIDAY TUESDAY - DECEMBER 27th 2005
A SPECIAL HOLIDAY SERVICE TIMETABLE IS LIKELY TO OPERATE
BUSES and TRAMS - A SUNDAY TIMETABLE
LOCAL TRAINS - A SPECIAL HOLIDAY TIMETABLE

WEDNESDAY 28th DECEMBER 2005
THURSDAY 29th DECEMBER 2005
FRIDAY 30th DECEMBER 2005
BUSES - LIKELY TO BE A SATURDAY SERVICE TIMETABLE ON MOST ROUTES
TRAMS/TRAINS - A NORMAL WEEKDAY SERVICE

NEW YEARS EVE - SATURDAY 31stDECEMBER 2005
AS CHRISTMAS EVE

NEW YEARS DAY SUNDAY JANUARY 1st 2006
NO BUS SERVICE
TRAMS AND LOCAL TRAINS LIKELY TO BE A LATE START AROUND 1000 THEN SUNDAY TIMETABLES

PUBLIC HOLIDAY MONDAY - JANUARY 2nd 2006
LIKELY TO BE AS SERVICE ON DEC 27th

NORMAL SERVICE RESUMES TUES JANUARY 3rd 2006

EXAMPLE for a 1900 hours Bus Service FINISH
For Bus services to be in Garage by 1900 Hrs the last DEPARTURES from TOWN CENTRES to SUBURB’S will be fall between 1700 to1800
Detailed timetable information unlikely to appear from SYPTE and public transport providers until W/C DECEMBER 12th 2005

Andy C
17-11-2005, 19:22
Christmas 2005 & New Year 2006

Bus Service Arrangements for Derbyshire

Over the Christmas and New Year holiday period, special bus service arrangements will apply.

The general pattern of bus services is expected to be as follows:-

Friday, 23 December 2005
Normal Friday service.

Saturday, 24 December 2005 Christmas Eve
Normal Saturday service, but with no buses after about 1830-1930 hours.

Sunday, 25 December 2005 Christmas Day
No Service.

Monday, 26 December 2005 Boxing Day
No Service.

Tuesday, 27 December 2005
Mostly a Sunday service, but with special timetables on some routes – especially in the Glossop area and on Trent Barton services (some of which will finish early).

Wednesday, 28 December 2005
Mostly a normal Wednesday service, but a Saturday service on some routes.

Thursday, 29 December 2005 Mostly a normal Thursday service, but a Saturday service on some routes.

Friday, 30 December 2005 Mostly a normal Friday service, but a Saturday service on some routes.

Saturday, 31 December 2005 New Year's Eve
Generally a normal Saturday service, but with no buses
after about 1830-1930 hours (later on some routes).

Sunday, 1 January 2006 New Year's Day
No Service.

Monday, 2 January 2006
Generally a Sunday service, but special timetables on services in the Glossop area.

Tuesday, 3 January 2006
Generally a normal Tuesday service

More information will be available nearer the time.
For details of timetables for particular services, please contact the appropriate operator.

www.derbyshire.gov.uk/buses

Andy C
17-11-2005, 19:28
CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR’S EVES 2005/6

Stagecoach in Chesterfield: Normal Saturday Service with last buses as follows:

SERVICE NUMBER TIME FROM TO
1/1A Normal Saturday Service
2 Normal Saturday Service
3 1918 CHESTERFIELD ASHGATE 1925 ASHGATE CHESTERFIELD 5 1905 CHESTERFIELD NEWBOLD 1914 NEWBOLD CHESTERFIELD
6 Normal Saturday Service
10 1920 CHESTERFIELD NEWBOLD 1934 NEWBOLD CHESTERFIELD
17 1827 CHESTERFIELD MATLOCK 1857 MATLOCK CHESTERFIELD
25 NEW WHIT Normal Saturday Service
25 HOLYM’SIDE 1835 CHESTERFIELD HOLYMOORSIDE 1851 HOLYMOORSIDE CHESTERFIELD
33A 1845 CHESTERFIELD BRIMINGTON 1909 BRIMINGTON CHESTERFIELD
39 1935 CHESTERFIELD GRANGEWOOD 1948 GRANGEWOOD CHESTERFIELD 2005 CHESTERFIELD HOLMEHALL 1928 HOLMEHALL CHESTERFIELD
43 1850 CHESTERFIELD SHEFFIELD 1950 CHESTERFIELD DRONFIELD 1950 SHEFFIELD CHESTERFIELD
44 Normal Saturday Service
50 1900 CHESTERFIELD ECKINGTON 1929 ECKINGTON CHESTERFIELD
51 1920 CHESTERFIELD DANESMOOR 1953 DANESMOOR CHESTERFIELD
54 1935 CHESTERFIELD CLAY CROSS 2001 CLAY CROSS CHESTERFIELD
6.1 No SEM Service
70 Normal Saturday Service
74 Normal Saturday Service
77 1835 WORKSOP CHESTERFIELD 1935 WORKSOP CLOWNE 1910 CHESTERFIELD WORKSOP
81/81A/81B 1805 CHESTERFIELD LANGWITH 1905 CHESTERFIELD SHIREBROOK 1900 LANGWITH CHESTERFIELD
82 Normal Saturday Service
83 Normal Saturday Service
84 Normal Saturday Service
85 No Service
90 Normal Saturday Service
95 Normal Saturday Service
96 1745 CHESTERFIELD ALFRETON 1836 ALFRETON CHESTERFIELD
97/97A/98A 1835 CHESTERFIELD ALFRETON 1935 CHESTERFIELD CLAY CROSS 1928 ALFRETON CHESTERFIELD
98 Normal Saturday Service
99 Normal Saturday Service
172 1915 STANTON-IN-THE-PEAK MATLOCK
252 Normal Saturday Service
253 1747 SHEFFIELD ECKINGTON 1730 CRYSTAL PEAKS SHEFFIELD
257 Normal Winter Saturday Service
260 Normal Saturday Service
265 1855 BARNSLEY SHEFFIELD
272 No SEM Service
274/275 Normal Saturday Service
727 Normal Saturday Service
Pronto (737) 1845 CHESTERFIELD MANSFIELD 1915 NOTTINGHAM MANSFIELD
Pronto (747) Normal Saturday Service
M17 Normal Saturday Service
M49 Normal Saturday Service
M50 Normal Saturday Service

slimsid2000
22-11-2005, 13:55
They will be late, dirty, overcrowded and overpriced. So yes, they will be as normal.

Tony
22-11-2005, 16:30
ISTR that bus's used to run on Christmas day at one time.

Nice of the bus companies to stop running at exactly the times that people really need them. Bah!