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  1. Changes to buses due to the closure of Leopold Street/Pinstone Street: Buses 1, 11, 11a, 75, 76, 76a, 81, 82, 83, 83a, 86, 88, 97, 98: will no longer serve High Street/Leopold Street/Pinstone Street and stop on Arundel Gate instead. AG12 (near Castle Square) - 5, 43, 44, X17 AG9 (outside convenience store) - 10a, 20, 24, 25 AG13 (outside Hallam University) - 80, X1, X10 AG123 (outside O2 Academy) - routes 1, 11, 11a AG124 (outside Odeon Cinema) - routes 75, 76, 76a, 86, 97, 98 AG10 (top of Howard Street) - 5, 10a, 20, 24, 25, 43, 44, X17 CS1 (opposite Roebuck Tavern) - 5, 10a, 20, 24, 25, 43, 44, 80, X1, X10 CS123 (by roundabout) - 1, 11, 11a, 75, 76, 76a, 86, 97, 98 Buses 6, 30, 30a, 51, 52, 52a, 95, 95a, 120, 271, 273, 274, 275, X5: will no longer serve Leopold Street/Pinstone Street and stop on Carver Street instead. There are 5 bus stands on Carver Street (buses set down on the West Street end and pick up on the Wellington Street end): CA1 - set down only CA2 - set down only CA3 - pick up routes 30, 30a, 52, 52a, X5 CA4 - pick up routes 120 CA5 - pick up routes 6, 51, 95, 95a, 273, 274, 275 Both sets of routes rejoin their normal route at Eyre Street roundabout (except for the 51 which is as normal from Cumberland Street). Note that for the next week or so there are likely to be delays on buses running via Carver Street as the council are behind with the roadworks to open up Furnival Gate to buses, meaning a circuitous detour via Moorfoot is necessary. Buses that run High Street > Church Street > West Street continue on normal route but some bus stops on High Street/Church Street have been changed. New bus routes: https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-gb/news/f1e521f2-f2c4-4289-8914-947fb3628505 New bus timetables: https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-GB/LandingPage/service-changes#sheffield Supertram services see an increase in frequency and operating hours this week with the shops reopening meaning more people may want to travel, obviously the tram routes aren't affected by the City Centre changes although the Gleadless-Herdings/Halfway section of the network is currently closed for rail replacement works (trams still running from City to Gleadless, Malin Bridge, Middlewood, Meadowhall and Rotherham). New tram timetables: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/news/yorkshire/2020/june/area-2-rail-replacement-6-june-to-24-july
  2. New tram timetables have started today: Blue route (Gleadless Townend-City Centre-Hillsborough-Malin Bridge): every 15-20 minutes Yellow route (Meadowhall Interchange-City Centre-Hillsborough-Middlewood): every 15-20 minutes Tram Train route (Parkgate-Rotherham Central-Meadowhall South-Sheffield City Centre): about every 30 minutes Last trams are later too, generally leaving the City Centre around 23:30 and returning from outer termini around midnight. No services Gleadless Townend-Herdings Park or Gleadless Townend-Halfway due to rail replacement works. Check the Travel South Yorkshire website for alternative buses. Tram timetables: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/news/yorkshire/2020/june/area-2-rail-replacement-6-june-to-24-july
  3. oops. Fancy putting a power cable close to the tram tracks! Of course it could have been nothing to do with the engineers installing new tram track, perhaps a substation fault or something, I know the National Grid has had one or two outages around Sheffield recently.
  4. It is an unfortunate consequence of such change and certainly an issue I don't like to see. It is strange times we are living in. I guess the issue is if they hadn't closed Leopold Street/Pinstone Street in the current circumstances there would be other issues - if they hadn't widened the pavements the shops couldn't open in that area, if they hadn't improved the area for cyclists then people might be on a bus rather than a bike leaving the buses oversubscribed. All the buses that normally stop on High Street then go via Pinstone Street to Moorhead now go on Arundel Gate instead and back onto the old route at Moorhead. There are still buses that go up High Street/Church Street (the ones that continue up West Street) and of course trams still go up there too, so I guess the options other than walking further would be to change onto another bus or tram to get to High Street or alternatively consider if there are suitable alternative shops on the Moor. Personally as I'm working from home I will probably keep shopping locally or ordering online for home delivery, can't really see myself heading into town much until cafes and pubs are open for sit down food & drink (and use of toilets!).
  5. Concerns from a bus point of view... Has the tight right bend from Carver Street onto Wellington Street been rebuilt for buses to get round? The roadworks to install the bus gate on Furnival Gate (top of Moor) for diverted buses won't be completed for at least a week after these road closures and diversions have been implemented, leaving diverted buses having to go a circuitous route via Moorfoot. Bus stops on Carver Street are described as "temporary". So presumably no shelters, timetable posters or electronic departure screens. Has there been any upgrade to the bus stops and information on Arundel Gate? Are there safety issues for the pay & display car parks accessed from Carver Street that will now have bus stops next to their entrance/exit? Public information campaign is very limited and last minute. In the event of a break down or other road blockage on the new bus route the few suitable alternatives could be problematic - not that this route is particularly suitable as a busy main City Centre bus corridor!
  6. TM Travel are complaining they are having to postpone an increased service on bus 30 due to the diversion via Carver Street being imposed by the council before associated road works on Furnival Gate (Moorhead) have been completed! http://www.tmtravel.co.uk/
  7. Updated list of buses and trams changing next week Powells bus 6 (City-Millhouses): increase in frequency to every 40 minutes TM Travel bus 218 (Sheffield-Totley-Bakewell): A couple of additional journeys added First and Hulleys bus 271/272 (Sheffield-Hathersage-Castleton): new joint timetable Hulleys bus 273/274 (Sheffield-Bamford-Castleton/Bakewell): new timetable Stagecoach bus SL1/SL1a (Middlewood-Stocksbridge): reintroduced alongside buses 57/57a/58 Blue route tram (Malin Bridge-City-Gleadless): increase in frequency to every 15-20 minutes and later last departures Yellow route tram (Middlewood-City-Meadowhall): increase in frequency to every 15-20 minutes and later last departures Tram Train (Sheffield-Rotherham Central-Parkgate): increase in frequency to twice an hour and later last departures Buses 1, 11, 11a, 75, 76, 76a, 81, 82, 83, 83a, 86, 88, 97, 98: will no longer serve High Street/Leopold Street/Pinstone Street and stop on Arundel Gate instead. Buses 6, 30, 30a, 51, 52, 52a, 95, 95a, 120, 271, 273, 274, 275, X5: will no longer serve Leopold Street/Pinstone Street and stop on Carver Street instead. New bus timetables and information: https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-GB/LandingPage/service-changes#sheffield New tram timetables: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/news/yorkshire/2020/june/area-2-rail-replacement-6-june-to-24-july --------- From 21st June there will be increases to Sunday services on many routes. From 30th June TM Travel will hopefully be increasing service 30 (Hallamshire Hospital-City-Beighton-Crystal Peaks) to run every 30 minutes. This has been postponed from the initial planned 15th June introduction due to road works on Furnival Gate not being complete in time to allow this to happen.
  8. good to hear you are one of the proactive community minded ones, so many complain on forums that "they" haven't done something but wouldn't dream of constructively helping it happen themselves!
  9. I wonder if anyone has reported those signs to the council.. Assume this is the place to do it: https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/form/roads-pavements/report-problem-with-road-sign-street-name-lit-bollard
  10. I rarely go down Abbeydale Road to be honest, my bus goes via Chesterfield Road - and I've not left S17/S18 since lockdown as I've been working from home! Will save them putting the signs back up come winter I suppose. My curiosity at the moment with these bus route changes is have they rebuilt the bend where Carver Street becomes Wellington Street to make it a little less tight? https://goo.gl/maps/ZcKd98rnE3p3JWSv8
  11. To add I've read another bus service update (on the Stagecoach website) and now understand why there are 5 Carver Street bus stops but only 3 listed in the route descriptions for boarding - the other 2 are alighting only - buses will drop off and pick up on seperate sections of Carver Street!
  12. If Leopold Street closure is permanent then I really hope there has been some bigger picture developments to go with it - providing decent facilities for bus passengers on Carver Street and Arundel Gate for example and general thought about road layout on the diversion down Carver Street and Charter Square - room for buses to pass approaching Moorhead and cars accessing car parks for example. There is also the issue of available diversionary routes for buses if a road is closed.
  13. Buses are only going that way whilst Covid-19 restrictions are in place - the closure of Leopold Street and some other roads is to give pedestrians/shoppers space to social distance and also to cater for the increase in cycling. Pubs and bars are expected to be allowed to reopen from 4th July but social distancing measures will be in force, normal nightlife is unlikely to return for a few months yet and the night time closure of Carver Street won't happen until then. At the point normal nightlife resumes all the social distancing measures including the closure of Leopold Street will be gone. Unless someone decides permanent pedestrianisation is a good idea....
  14. I've just looked at the source of the Carver Street at night thing. This isn't going to happen until after lockdown, it is projected for 2020-21 between 8pm and 2am for the safety of those enjoying the nightlife, this is something that usually happens during Christmas party season.
  15. I deleted that comment when I discovered they are reversing the one way direction of that road so it won't be possible anyway!
  16. no mention. Bus info was copied and pasted from here: https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-gb/disruptions They can't go their old route as Leopold Street will be closed. When they say at night, what time? After buses finish at midnight? I cannot find reference to this on the council information about the changes. https://www.sheffield.gov.uk/home/roads-pavements/changes-footpaths-highways-covid-19
  17. To keep all those people partying at the various pubs and bars in the area safe? Oh... Actually looks like between 3 and 5 bus stops are planned on Carver Street. When those bars do finally reopen they will find a new bus station has appeared outside their front door by the sounds of it! stop CA3 for buses 30, 30a, 52, 52a, X5 stop CA4 for bus 120 stop CA5 for buses 6, 51, 95, 95a, 273, 274, 275
  18. bus route changes in the City Centre due to these road changes: Sheffield City Centre Changes - Sunday 14 June onward Please be aware, there are Sheffield City Centre layout changes coming into effect on Sunday 14 June 2020. These changes are being made to help with social distancing, increasing pedestrianisation and width of footways to provide more room to move, and to allow queuing for businesses outside premises. Buses will be re-routed to stops that have increased space to avoid any queuing on tight footpaths, or where the queue may conflict with the queue for retail premises. Service 1 towards Batemoor will follow usual route until Waingate. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS2, or Pinstone Street - TH3. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG13, and Charles Street - CS1. This service will continue along the usual route from Charter Row. Please note, Service 1 towards High Green is unaffected and will follow its usual route. Service 6 towards City Centre will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, or Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA5. This service will continue along the usual route from Arundel Gate. Please note, Service 6 towards Millhouses is unaffected and will follow its usual route. Services 11, 11a towards Herdings will follow usual route until Waingate. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS2, Pinstone Street - TH3. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG13, Charles Street - CS1. This service will continue along the usual route from Charter Row. Please note Services 11 and 11a towards Chapeltown will be unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Services 30, 30a towards Crystal Peaks will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA3. This service will continue along the usual route from Arundel Gate. Please note, Services 30 and 30a towards Royal Hallamshire Hospital are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Service 51 towards Charnock will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - TH3. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA5, Charter Row MH4. This service will continue along the usual route from Cumberland Street. Service 51 towards Lodge Moor will follow usual route until Flat Street. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS5. This service will now stop at High Street - HS4. This serve will continue along the usual route from West Street. Services 52, 52a towards Woodhouse will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA3. This service will continue along the usual route from Arundel Gate. Please note, Services 52 and 52a towards Crookes, Loxley and Wisewood are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Services 75, 76, 76a towards Batemoor, Lowedges will follow usual route until Waingate. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS2, Pinstone Street - TH1. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG124, Charles Street - CS1. This service will continue along the usual route from Furnival Gate. Please note, Services 75, 76, 76a towards Shiregreen are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Services 81, 82, 83, 83a, 88 towards Ecclesall Road will follow usual route until Snig Hill. The bus will no longer serve Queen Street, Townhead Street, Leopold Street - CH2. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG123, Charles Street - CS123. This service will continue along the usual route from Charter Row. Please note, Services 81, 82, 83, 83a, 88 towards Stannington and Ecclesfield are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Service 86 towards Lowedges will follow usual route until Castle Street. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS2, Pinstone Street - TH2. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG124, Charles Street - CS1. This service will continue along the usual route from Furnival Gate. Please note, Service 86 towards Chapletown is unaffected and will follow its usual route. Services 95, 95a towards Meadowhall will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street (CA5). This service will continue along the usual route from Furnival Street. Please note Services 95 and 95a towards Walkley are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Services 97, 98 towards Totley, Totley Brook will follow usual route until Waingate. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS2, Pinstone Street - TH2. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG124, Charles Street - CS1. This bus will continue along the usual route from Furnival Gate. Please note Services 97 and 98 towards Hillsborough are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Service 120 towards Crystal Peaks, Halfway will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA4. This service will continue along the usual route from Arundel Gate. Service 120 towards Ranmoor, Fulwood will follow usual route until Flat Street. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS3. This service will now stop at High Street - HS2. This service will continue along the usual route from West Street. Services 273, 274, 275 towards City Centre will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA5. This service will continue along the usual route from Furnival Street. Service X5 towards Dinnington will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA3. This service will continue along the usual route from Furnival Street. Please note, service X5 towards Broomhill is unaffected and will follow its usual route. You can find further information about these changes, and maps, here.
  19. Sheffield City Centre Changes - Sunday 14 June onward Please be aware, there are Sheffield City Centre layout changes coming into effect on Sunday 14 June 2020. These changes are being made to help with social distancing, increasing pedestrianisation and width of footways to provide more room to move, and to allow queuing for businesses outside premises. Buses will be re-routed to stops that have increased space to avoid any queuing on tight footpaths, or where the queue may conflict with the queue for retail premises. Service 1 towards Batemoor will follow usual route until Waingate. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS2, or Pinstone Street - TH3. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG13, and Charles Street - CS1. This service will continue along the usual route from Charter Row. Please note, Service 1 towards High Green is unaffected and will follow its usual route. Service 6 towards City Centre will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, or Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA5. This service will continue along the usual route from Arundel Gate. Please note, Service 6 towards Millhouses is unaffected and will follow its usual route. Services 11, 11a towards Herdings will follow usual route until Waingate. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS2, Pinstone Street - TH3. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG13, Charles Street - CS1. This service will continue along the usual route from Charter Row. Please note Services 11 and 11a towards Chapeltown will be unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Services 30, 30a towards Crystal Peaks will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA3. This service will continue along the usual route from Arundel Gate. Please note, Services 30 and 30a towards Royal Hallamshire Hospital are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Service 51 towards Charnock will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - TH3. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA5, Charter Row MH4. This service will continue along the usual route from Cumberland Street. Service 51 towards Lodge Moor will follow usual route until Flat Street. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS5. This service will now stop at High Street - HS4. This serve will continue along the usual route from West Street. Services 52, 52a towards Woodhouse will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA3. This service will continue along the usual route from Arundel Gate. Please note, Services 52 and 52a towards Crookes, Loxley and Wisewood are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Services 75, 76, 76a towards Batemoor, Lowedges will follow usual route until Waingate. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS2, Pinstone Street - TH1. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG124, Charles Street - CS1. This service will continue along the usual route from Furnival Gate. Please note, Services 75, 76, 76a towards Shiregreen are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Services 81, 82, 83, 83a, 88 towards Ecclesall Road will follow usual route until Snig Hill. The bus will no longer serve Queen Street, Townhead Street, Leopold Street - CH2. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG123, Charles Street - CS123. This service will continue along the usual route from Charter Row. Please note, Services 81, 82, 83, 83a, 88 towards Stannington and Ecclesfield are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Service 86 towards Lowedges will follow usual route until Castle Street. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS2, Pinstone Street - TH2. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG124, Charles Street - CS1. This service will continue along the usual route from Furnival Gate. Please note, Service 86 towards Chapletown is unaffected and will follow its usual route. Services 95, 95a towards Meadowhall will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street (CA5). This service will continue along the usual route from Furnival Street. Please note Services 95 and 95a towards Walkley are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Services 97, 98 towards Totley, Totley Brook will follow usual route until Waingate. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS2, Pinstone Street - TH2. This service will now stop at Arundel Gate - AG124, Charles Street - CS1. This bus will continue along the usual route from Furnival Gate. Please note Services 97 and 98 towards Hillsborough are unaffected and will follow their usual routes. Service 120 towards Crystal Peaks, Halfway will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA4. This service will continue along the usual route from Arundel Gate. Service 120 towards Ranmoor, Fulwood will follow usual route until Flat Street. The bus will no longer serve High Street - HS3. This service will now stop at High Street - HS2. This service will continue along the usual route from West Street. Services 273, 274, 275 towards City Centre will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA5. This service will continue along the usual route from Furnival Street. Service X5 towards Dinnington will follow usual route until West Street. The bus will no longer serve Leopold Street - CH1, Pinstone Street - MH1. This service will now stop at Carver Street - CA3. This service will continue along the usual route from Furnival Street. Please note, service X5 towards Broomhill is unaffected and will follow its usual route. You can find further information about these changes, and maps, here.
  20. FOR THOSE GOING TO WORK, SCHOOL OR SHOPPING BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT NEXT WEEK.. Current special timetables: Bus services: https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-GB/LandingPage/service-changes#sheffield Tram services: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/news/yorkshire/2020/june/area-2-rail-replacement-6-june-to-24-july Train services: https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/ Bus services on Mon-Sat were increased from the previous skeleton Covid-19 service on 1st June, Sunday services follow on 21st June. Tram services increase from 14th June. On all public transport from 15th June the government has made wearing of a face covering mandatory. Social distancing arrangements are also in force. General advice: - pay by contactless means rather than cash if possible, if you must use cash tender the exact fare. On Stagecoach buses no change is given. Buses operated by First, Stagecoach and Powells take contactless card/device payment, daily and weekly tickets are also sold online or via apps. For train travel you must buy before you board from a self service machine, ticket office or online. - observe social distancing arrangements, including seats marked out of use - on non air-conditioned vehicles windows may be left open for ventilation - do not eat or drink on board and do not leave newspapers or other litter on the vehicle - wash your hands before and after travel - public transport operators are making extra effort to provide a safe environment to travel, this does mean less people than normal can travel whilst social distancing measures are in force so you are asked only to travel if you have no alternative and to also where possible avoid the busiest times (generally 7am to 9am and 4pm to 6pm). Buying tickets in advance of travel: - the Stagecoach app sells daily and weekly Stagecoach bus and tram tickets and also a range of all operator day tickets. - the First bus app sells First daily, weekly and monthly tickets, discounted packs of single tickets and a range of all operator day tickets. - stagecoachbus.com sells weekly and 28 day Stagecoach bus and tram tickets to load onto your smart card. - sytravelmaster.com sells the full range of all operator tickets (1 day, 7 day and 28 day) to load onto your smart card. - Pay Zone shops also sell the Travelmaster all operator ticket range. - vending machines at bus interchanges sell Travelmaster, First bus and Stagecoach 7 day and 28 day tickets. apps - Stagecoach bus app offers timetable information for their own bus and tram services with a journey planner and live departures, it also sells daily and weekly tickets. - First bus app offers timetable information for all bus services with a journey planner and live departures, for First buses it also shows where your selected bus is on a map with how many seats are currently available. The app also sells tickets for their services. - the National Rail Enquiries app offers timetable and live departure information for all trains - each train operator has a website and app that sells tickets and provides information. tram rail replacement project - the lines from Gleadless Townend to Herdings Park and Halfway are closed until September for track renewals, the rest of the network is still running (services available from Sheffield City Centre to Malin Bridge/Middlewood, Meadowhall/Parkgate and Gleadless Townend) and services will be increasing from 14th June. Buses around Oughtibridge, Wharncliffe Side, Deepcar and Stocksbridge the temporary Covid-19 timetables have seen some changes to routes in this area, from 15th June the services running are: 23 and 23a - Stocksbridge to Barnsley/Penistone (operated by Stagecoach Yorkshire) 57 - Hillsborough Interchange to Stocksbridge Town Centre and Unsliven Bridge via Worrall and Oughtibridge (operated by First and Stagecoach Yorkshire) 57a - Hillsborough Interchange to Stocksbridge loop via Worrall (operated by Stagecoach Yorkshire) 58 - Hillsborough Interchange to Wharncliffe Side via Middlewood (operated by Stagecoach Yorkshire) SL1 and SL1a - Middlewood Park & Ride to Stocksbridge loop (operated by Stagecoach Yorkshire) 201 Stocksbridge Unsliven Bridge to Chapeltown (operated by Powells) For travel into Sheffield City Centre connections can be made into regular tram and bus services at Hillsborough Interchange or Middlewood tram terminus. Some evening buses operated by First on route 57 continue directly to Sheffield Interchange. Other areas For a full list of bus routes currently operating in Sheffield visit https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-GB/LandingPage/service-changes#sheffield
  21. I suspect that is the direction the government will go in but as it stands the guidelines still require social distancing as much as possible and the message is still only to travel on public transport if you have no alternative in order to preserve the limited socially distanced capacity for commuters. The 15th June sees most of the remaining shops opening with social distancing and some kids going back to school, it will see more people travelling but I'm not sure how dramatic that will be. There has been little talk about public toilet facilities being available for example... The bus services were significantly increased from the previous skeleton levels from 1st June and the trams are doing the same from the 15th June so as long as demand is spread out over the day there shouldn't be an issue, hopefully. I think the big one will be 4th July when it is expected that pubs, cafes, restaurants etc are expected to open but with social distancing. A leisurely trip into town or to somewhere like Meadowhall, Crystal Peaks or Parkgate becomes much more viable and to a limited extend so will socialising, so not only will more people be back at work but transport will no longer be the preserve of essential travel only and it will be busier. I'm guessing come July the message may be more face covering and travel at less busy times of day rather than social distancing, of course I could be proved wrong.
  22. Powells bus 6 (City-Hallamshire Hospital-Carterknowle Road-Millhouses) - will run every 40 minutes from 15th June https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/en-GB/LandingPage/service-changes
  23. I think generally most are starting to open from 4th July like pubs and restaurants, however some options before then include serviced apartments and a number of hotels are available for essential stays only, including the Copthorne on Bramall Lane which is available on hotels.com.
  24. Indeed the Stagecoach Yorkshire bus SL1 and SL1a is back from the 15th, as most shops reopen and some kids go back to school it will provide extra capacity alongside the 57/57a/58 as well as restore some local links that had been lost (the 57a only operates one away around the Stocksbridge loop and the 58 does not serve all the road between Middlewood and Oughtibridge, the former was an issue for residents around the loop wanting to shop in Stocksbridge town centre). The SL1 and SL1a will run Monday to Saturday daytime 7am to 5pm each running every other hour from Middlewood to Stocksbridge loop and back, so combined departures from Middlewood every hour. The 57 and 57a will continue to each run hourly Hillsborough Interchange to Stocksbridge whilst the 58 will continue to provide a limited daytime service Hillsborough Interchange to Wharncliffe Side. The "old 57" that First operates early morning and evening will also continue to run. The link single ticket for one way bus-tram journeys via Middlewood will again be available for the SL1 and SL1a buses. Note in many cases the Dayrider/Megarider Silver ticket offering unlimited travel on all Stagecoach services in the area or the Citywide tickets offering unlimited travel on all buses and trams in Sheffield will offer better value and these include the 57/57a/58 as well as the SL1.
  25. I was told the difference is when a dedicated replacement bus is provided onward to the "normal" destination, then that normal destination is displayed to reassure those passengers that it is their tram. This year the normal local buses are utilised so passengers aren't connecting off trams so the tram's final destination is displayed. Incidentally you can see what destinations are being displayed online - here is the link for the next departures from Castle Square towards Gleadless/Meadowhall/Parkgate https://www.stagecoachbus.com/bus-stop?busStop[Geocode][Grid][value]=WGS84&busStop[Geocode][Longitude]=-1.466078107162078&busStop[Geocode][Latitude]=53.38312594820886&busStop[Name]=Castle+Square+(South+Yorkshire+Supertram)&busStop[StopLabel]=9400ZZSYCAS2
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