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Michael_N

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  1. Total joke. On Arundel Gate they've also dangerously placed a bus stop right at the side of a pedestrian crossing, and if more than 1 bus is waiting to serve that stop, they then block the crossing and other vehicles have to overtake on a pedestrian crossing which is illegal. The stops at the bottom of Arundel Gate are also a joke. Around 95% of people I've observed over the last few days have all been waiting under the canopy on the pavement. Can't really fault them for doing so!
  2. Bus companies will be rubbing their hands together. Getting paid to run the service (as in London) rather than taking financial risk themselves. They will make even more money from it being run/governed by the local authorities. Yet we will have folk out even more as there will need to be increased taxes to cover the costs of the operation!
  3. Bus companies will be rubbing their hands together. Getting paid to run the service (as in London) rather than taking financial risk themselves. They will make even more money from it being run/governed by the local authorities. Yet we will have folk out even more as there will need to be increased taxes to cover the costs of the operation!
  4. Indeed, but there needs to be alternative suitable access nearby for public transport users. Not everyone can walk/cycle and if we are trying to reduce congestion, surely public transport needs to be a viable alternative, once we've got back to normal after the pandemic.
  5. You'd be better off using Yorkshire Live, which has a dedicated South Yorkshire section and is free to read... https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/all-about/south-yorkshire
  6. Pinstone Street will be closed permanently. They're shortly removing the pedestrian island at the junction of Pinstone Street and Furnival Gate so buses can continue straight across. They were supposed to be sorting out works to allow left turning facility from West Street onto Carver Street, but looks as though this has also been pushed back a few weeks, like the Furnival Gate works. Once again, very joined up planning! 😄😄😄
  7. More shockingly, has anyone seen the state of Arundel Gate that the council has done? Looks a complete mess. Wheelchairs have got no chance!
  8. Come off it, can't pull wool over my eyes. The evidence is all there in black and white, along with the state of finances for all to see. Just go onto Companies House and have a look yourself.
  9. Honest answer is I don't know about Townhead Street, although you can turn right at present onto Pinfold Street and then turn left onto Holly Street and then right onto West Street just before City Hall tram stop. So may not need changing? It would be an added benefit if they could allow right turning vehicles onto Townhead Street from Church Street and left turning vehicles from West Street onto Townhead Street. But I doubt we will see that happen personally.
  10. Supposed to be taking place a week on Sunday. The changes are apparently the ones I actually suggested above and seem the easiest to make. Carver Street/West Street will have a left turn ability added to the junction, and the pedestrian island at the top of The Moor will finally be removed, allowing traffic direct access to Arundel Gate, therefore no longer been forced to turn into Pinstone Street. Now these changes will be added, hopefully new stops will be put in place on Carver Street/Wellington Street - the changes on the whole now don't seem as bad, and actually will provide a benefit. Becoming a little like Birmingham city centre, in the sense that all bus routes stop around the edge of the city centre, where as the middle is fully pedestrianised.
  11. They want out as quickly as possible, especially when they are the only tram operation to take all financial risk (that's why they're still running hourly services, as opposed to Manchester 12 mins, or Nottingham 10 mins etc.) and were already losing over £2million per year, pre Covid-19. Doesn't help matters when they have more managers than trams...
  12. Worth noting, it looks as though Stagecoach have completely withdrawn the X6 Sheffield to Doncaster Airport service. X6 Stagecoach Yorks Sheffield - Bramley - Doncaster Sheffield Airport This service has been suspended and will not be reintroduced
  13. Can't help but feel there's more behind the story with the SL1/SL1A being withdrawn on a permanent basis. Got to love the PR spin from Stagecoach Bus/Supertram that there are more journeys - when infact there are actually less than current! Also with the through ticketing been disbanded, it makes you wonder if Stagecoach are imminently about the hand the keys back to SYPTE for operating the tram system...
  14. Either private land or was not needed? Could always ask Rotherham Council since its falls in their boundary and they run and operate RVCP?
  15. Information on service changes from Monday 1 June 2020 are now available online. First South Yorkshire - https://www.firstgroup.com/south-yorkshire/news-and-service-updates/coronavirus-covid19-service-information Stagecoach Yorkshire - https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-16/03/2020-11:36:24:186 The Stagecoach bus service changes are a bit of a kick in the teeth for those living in Stocksbridge, Deepcar and Oughtibridge - who now lose their last direct service into Sheffield. The SL1/SL1A are being withdrawn and replaced with a revised 57/57A which will run between Stocksbridge and Hillsborough only.
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