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Don't see why travel centre can't sort it its a universal ticket not a first specific one seems a lot of faffing around for a bus ticket!

 

Nothing to do with travel centre, it is a first issuing fault so its up to First to sort it out. A new ticket would have to be issued, who would pay for it? Our poor skint PTE or First who issued it but are not present in the travel office?

P.S. this should have been picked up when you bought it as it should be scanned straight after issue to record the trip you took as issuing it does not record a trip so the driver got it wrong twice. Next time make sure it is scanned and works when you buy it then it can be sorted out straight away if their is a fault.

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Ive had a great idea. Why don't we run bus services for the benefit of the passengers? No I know, it's too advanced. The modern capitalist world isn't ready for that yet...

We did have a service for the benefit of the passengers, it was called Sheffield Transport Department

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Exactly, just because the group makes a profit, it does not follow that every part of it is in profit, even with all the back door subsidies from the PTE.

 

This is outrageous. How can there be 'back door subsidies' when buses haven't had back doors for at least 30 years.

Edited by Parapou

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This is outrageous. How can there be 'back door subsidies' when buses haven't had back doors for at least 30 years.

 

We are talking trams here so the funny? didnt quite work :rolleyes:

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To summarise the changes from Sunday 2nd April...

 

Travelmaster Products http://www.sytravelmaster.com

* Weekly or longer tickets are exclusively available to smartcard holders. New cards cost 50p and should be retained to use again after the ticket loaded onto it expires.

 

Citybus - any bus in Sheffield

Day £4.30

Week £15.00*

28 day £56.00*

 

Citywide - any bus or tram in Sheffield

Day £4.60

Week £16.00*

28 day £60.00*

 

South Yorkshire Connect - any bus or tram in South Yorkshire

Day £6.30

Week £22.00*

28 day £84.00*

 

South Yorkshire Connect Plus - any bus, train or tram in South Yorkshire

no changes - these prices were reviewed in the rail fares change in January.

 

Child Getabout tickets - no changes

 

Stagecoach Yorkshire & Stagecoach Supertram products http://www.stagecoachbus.com http://www.supertram.com

 

Single/Return tickets

Bus Adult Singles - price changes and reduced number of prices - see journey planner at http://www.stagecoachbus.com

Tram Adult Singles - now £1.70 for short journeys, £2.40 for longer journeys

Bus Student Single £1.20

Bus return - withdrawn. See Dayrider.

Tram return - short distance return remains at £3. For longer journeys see Dayrider.

 

Child Single/Return

these prices are set and subsidised by SYPTE, no change.

 

Adult Day tickets

Sheffield Bus Only Dayrider £4.00

Tram Only Dayrider £4.00

Sheffield Bus & Tram Dayrider £4.20

Explorer (S&W Yorks/Notts/Derbys) £6.30

 

Child Day tickets

South Yorkshire Child Bus & Tram Dayrider £2.20

South & West Yorkshire Child Bus & Tram Dayrider remains at £3.00

Child Explorer (S&W Yorks/Notts/Derbys) £4.20

 

Family Day tickets

Family Tram Only Dayrider £9 (unchanged)

Family Exporer £10 (unchanged)

 

Adult weekly tickets

From Wednesday these will also be available to buy via the smartphone app as well as on board and online.

Adult Sheffield Bus Only Megarider £13

Student Sheffield Bus Only Megarider £8

Tram Only Megarider £13.50

Sheffield Bus & Tram Megarider £14.50

Sheffield Megarider Plus (Sheffield+Chesterfield) unchanged

Megarider Gold (S&W Yorks/Notts/Derbys) £21.00

 

Child Weekly tickets

Child Bus Only Megarider £6.50

Child Bus & Tram Megarider unchanged

Child Tram Only Megarider unchanged

 

28 day Megarider tickets sold online

sign up to the Xtra pay monthly scheme and get extra days free most months - this works out as a free month over the course of a year!

Sheffield Bus Only - Adult £50.00

Sheffield Bus Only - Student £32.00

Sheffield Bus Only - Child £24.00

Tram Only - Adult £48.00

Tram Only - Student £39.00

Tram Only - Child - £22.00

Sheffield Bus & Tram - Adult £54.00

Sheffield Bus & Tram - Student £43.00

Sheffield Bus & Tram - Child £26.00

Sheffield Plus £63.00

Gold £81.00

 

Other tickets

Sheffield Bus & Tram Megarider - month scratchcard £54.00

Student Tram Only Dayrider voucher (from Sheffield Student Union Box Office) £3.60

Student Tram Only Weekly Megarider voucher (from Sheffield Student Union Box Office) £12.50

 

Other bus operators

- haven't announced their 2017 price changes yet

 

Trains

Prices are reviewed in January, May and September.

Edited by Andy C

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Will passengers fund your new bus services, then? If not they, who?

 

Subsidising public transport makes sense. It helps local economic growth and promotes social cohesion.

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Goes up every year it's ridiculous!

 

Of course it does. As does labour costs, electricity, gas, business tax and many other overheads...

 

We've actually done OK in Sheffield and prices are still comparatively cheap. Think back to before 2012 when a First Sheffield weekly ticket was £18.50 and a First day ticket £4.60 (before they decided to slash fares to match the Stagecoach competition) - its still cheaper or the same now for a Citywide ticket for any bus or tram! (and Citywide/Citybus prices were reduced in the last couple of years as part of the bus partnership so that price increase is kind of just an offer ending).

 

And the Stagecoach 28 day tickets in Sheffield before todays increase had only gone up by about £3 in the last 7 years if I remember correctly!

Edited by Andy C

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Subsidising public transport makes sense. It helps local economic growth and promotes social cohesion.

 

Although I agree with the above under current EU rules its is unlikely that public transport can be subsidised in the UK.

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