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are you happy with changes to buses?  

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  1. 1. are you happy with changes to buses?

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Its ok advertising all the changes,bloke behind me on bus this morning asked for a "city bus" week ticket to be told software not updated so not able to issue ticket.he had to settle for a city wide instead,come on "FIRST" sort it........

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Its ok advertising all the changes,bloke behind me on bus this morning asked for a "city bus" week ticket to be told software not updated so not able to issue ticket.he had to settle for a city wide instead,come on "FIRST" sort it........

 

Ah good old First....

 

Well hopefully the bloke will get his moneys worth and have a ride on the tram!

 

---------- Post added 02-11-2015 at 15:47 ----------

 

Incidentally TM Travel have launched some brand new buses on route 6 Millhouses-Hallamshire Hospital-City-Darnall today.

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[/color]Incidentally TM Travel have launched some brand new buses on route 6 Millhouses-Hallamshire Hospital-City-Darnall today.

 

This morning the 85 was operating on the buses that First advertised as not to operate after 31st Oct. :confused:

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[/color]Incidentally TM Travel have launched some brand new buses on route 6 Millhouses-Hallamshire Hospital-City-Darnall today.

 

This morning the 85 was operating on the buses that First advertised as not to operate after 31st Oct. :confused:

 

The 85 still exists in a revised form: High Green-Hillsborough-City-Abbeydale Road-Hutcliffe Wood-Chancet Wood

 

http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/WorkArea/DownloadAsset.aspx?id=17179873314

 

---------- Post added 02-11-2015 at 16:53 ----------

 

I would suggest for a lot of people it will be worth upgrading their ticket choice to Citybus or Citywide - it may cost that little bit extra but gives the freedom to get on any service rather than having to wait for a specific operator. It also allows for journeys where making connections may be faster than a through service.

 

Check the network map at http://www.sheffieldbuspartnership.co.uk then the timetables at http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com.

 

Those travelling to Wisewood and Loxley may be a good example - getting the tram to Hillsborough and changing onto a bus there may be a better journey than sitting on the 31 or 52a via Walkley or Crookes. Also the TM Travel 61/62 from Bradfield has been extended to run into the City Centre via the direct route from Hillsborough Mon-Sat daytime. Wisewood also has the S6 that shuttles to Hillsborough Interchange every 20 minutes connecting with other buses and trams.

Edited by Andy C

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Not impressed so far, waited 20 minutes for a bus home and 2 that were scheduled haven't appeared. Asked the man in the interchange what happened to the previous one, he just shrugged. Literally just bought a citywide month ticket as well :(

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We travelled from Deepcar to Ecclesfield today and what a trial it turned out to be

 

We were told by a 97 driver that the 85 didn't stop on leppings lane despite the new time table on show

 

We then asked if the 85 went to Ecclesfield, the information leaflet said it did. The 85 driver told us we needed to hop on the next 20/20a from leppings lane, we told him the 20/20a didn't stop there any more. Surely he should know this

 

We then jumped on a 97, the driver told us to change to the 20 and then onto another bus to ecclesfield. We had to change our plans and ended up on another bus to the Devonshire Arms to be picked up by my mother

 

We noticed so many buses displaying destinations such as Fullwood and Crystal Peaks. That must be one hell of a journey from Southey

 

The bus drivers had no idea where they were going and had other First employees riding with them guiding them through the route

 

No doubt we will get used to the new services in time but what a shambles, people were hopping on and off buses hopelessly lost

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Chaos is the only word to describe it.

 

The new timetables displayed at the stops are very confusing re the times, I could not work out when my next bus was due at one of the Flat Street stops.

 

The number 10 TM travel bus should be at Arundel Gate at 1720 hrs according to the website timetable. However at the bus stop it states 16 mins past the hour. When I got to the stop tonight it wasn't on the electronic board and I am now unsure what time it is supposed to be there thanks to the conflict of information.

 

So far I am not impressed with the changes!

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can everybody that gets on a bus asking about new routes then moan about buses being late....think on ....for every passenger that does the same as you 2 or 3 minutes are added on to journey times making the bus later n later for other passengers....chill out dont get stressed..you,ll give yourselves a heart attack...give it a few days to settle and it will be ok

 

That happened to me the other day,I ended up missing my second bus,and waiting around 50 chuffing minutes in the bus station for the next bus,all because of the long winded conversations about changes:rolleyes:

I know its polite to make conversation at times,but in this instance,get your info,and move on! :hihi:

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My journey to work was fine this morning, the train and tram were both on time....

 

Returning home by bus the Stagecoach 25 and the Stagecoach 43 in front of it both ran fine. Noted the electronic departure screen on the stop at Arundel Gate had crashed and been frozen since 11am though. I also discovered the Travel South Yorkshire website had crashed this morning. That always seems to happen when lots of people want bus information...

 

I gathered from other passengers on my bus the First 24 hadn't been performing quite so well though. Also noted all the First buses to Lowedges, Batemoor and Totley had been downgraded to single deckers and were rather full!

 

Sheffield Community Transport seemed to be suffering some delays, TM Travel looked like they were doing fine and saw some of their brand new buses out on route 6.

 

Over on Twitter the person running the First South Yorkshire account looked like they were about to have a nervous breakdown, Stagecoach and TSY appeared a little more professional and helpful!

 

Suggest the Citybus and Citywide tickets are probably best value, offering use of any bus regardless of operator (and tram in the case of Citywide).

 

---------- Post added 02-11-2015 at 19:28 ----------

 

Chaos is the only word to describe it.

 

The new timetables displayed at the stops are very confusing re the times, I could not work out when my next bus was due at one of the Flat Street stops.

 

The number 10 TM travel bus should be at Arundel Gate at 1720 hrs according to the website timetable. However at the bus stop it states 16 mins past the hour. When I got to the stop tonight it wasn't on the electronic board and I am now unsure what time it is supposed to be there thanks to the conflict of information.

 

So far I am not impressed with the changes!

 

This is the current timetable for the 10/10a operated by Sheffield Community Transport http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/timetables/sheffield/12.htm

 

runs at xx:16 until about 3pm then xx:20 until the last one at 18:20

 

If the electronic screen on your stop was the same as the stop I travelled from tonight, it had probably crashed and frozen several hours ago.

Edited by Groose

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That happened to me the other day,I ended up missing my second bus,and waiting around 50 chuffing minutes in the bus station for the next bus,all because of the long winded conversations about changes:rolleyes:

I know its polite to make conversation at times,but in this instance,get your info,and move on! :hihi:

totally understand people, including me, have questions to ask...thats why i will be setting off for earlier bus in the morning for a few days...but when you get pillocks like the woman on a stagecoach bus today arguing with driver about a first bus route it really wound me up...she just woudnt be told he didnt know first bus routes

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a reminder of all the information about the new public transport network...

 

THE BEST OPTION MAY BE WITH A DIFFERENT OPERATOR OR ROUTE THAN BEFORE - CHECK THE NEW MAP OUT!

 

North Sheffield bus & tram route map: http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/northsheffieldbusnetworkmap/

South Sheffield bus & tram route map: http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/southsheffieldbusnetworkmap/

 

Downloadable timetables: http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/timetablefinder.aspx

Electronic journey planner: http://tsy.yorkshiretravel.net/journeyplanner/enterJourneyPlan.do

 

AND TO FIND THE BEST VALUE TICKETS...

 

Tickets valid on any operator: http://www.sytravelmaster.com/

 

First bus info: http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/south_yorkshire/

Stagecoach bus info: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/localdefault.aspx?Tag=Sheffield

TM Travel bus info: http://www.tmtravel.co.uk

Sheffield Community Transport info: http://www.sheffieldct.co.uk/bus_services.htm

 

Stagecoach Supertram info: http://www.supertram.com

 

Train information: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk

Edited by Andy C

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