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From 29th March Hulleys of Baslow is running a new limited stop  X71 bus on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holiday Mondays from Sheffield and Chesterfield to Alton Towers.

 

departs Sheffield Interchange 08:40

picks up Heeley Retail Park, Woodseats Library (08:50) and Meadowhead The Norton

then via Whittington Moor, Chesterfield, Brampton, Baslow, Bakewell, Moneyash, Hartington and Peak Wildlife Park

arrives Alton Towers 10:23

 

Sets off back from Alton Towers at 17:22.

 

http://www.hulleys-of-baslow.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/hulleys1921/

http://www.derbysbus.info/times/

 

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Edited by Andy C

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Are they using their little bus for this route or The Big One?

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Will a Senior Citizen bus pass be able to be used on this service ?

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When the wheels on the bus go round and round, and the people on the bus go up and down, will they need a sick bucket when they get off?

Edited by Waldo

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15 hours ago, MJ01 said:

Are they using their little bus for this route or The Big One?

Hulleys have mini/midi/normal buses - I would imagine they will use whatever they have available to gauge initial demand and then decide on a suitable vehicle for regular use.

33 minutes ago, Runningman said:

Will a Senior Citizen bus pass be able to be used on this service ?

ENCTS passes are valid on all services - I think.

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Only one bus leaving the Interchange at 8:40?

 

Surely it'll be full by the time it reaches Woodseats, if not before?

 

Wouldn't a second, separate bus leaving Chesterfield at around the same time be appropriate? 

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I await the inevitible Star article, complete with sad faces when someone sends their kids, unaccompanied, to Alton Towers for the day and the kids don't leave the park on time & miss the bus, the kids then will lie to get out of trouble.

"Bus firm leaves kids behind at Alton Towers" 

 

You know it and I know it will happen.

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8 hours ago, Baron99 said:

Only one bus leaving the Interchange at 8:40?

 

Surely it'll be full by the time it reaches Woodseats, if not before?

 

Wouldn't a second, separate bus leaving Chesterfield at around the same time be appropriate? 

You have a lot more faith in the service than I do

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Thats over 3 hours on a bus and probably about the same time queuing for rides lol.

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On 11/02/2020 at 13:21, Baron99 said:

Only one bus leaving the Interchange at 8:40?

 

Surely it'll be full by the time it reaches Woodseats, if not before?

 

Wouldn't a second, separate bus leaving Chesterfield at around the same time be appropriate? 

Would be very surprised if it’s full when it arrives at Alton towers never mind full at STI

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On 11/02/2020 at 20:15, Resident said:

I await the inevitible Star article, complete with sad faces when someone sends their kids, unaccompanied, to Alton Towers for the day and the kids don't leave the park on time & miss the bus, the kids then will lie to get out of trouble.

"Bus firm leaves kids behind at Alton Towers" 

 

You know it and I know it will happen.

Lol, absolutely! Just a matter of time.

 

On another note can you imagine using this service? Shudder. I would rather walk there backwards blindfolded!

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What a great idea! Mind you, I'm glad it's not operated by First... their drivers can't or aren't allowed to reverse and would probably go on strike if the wind was in the wrong direction...

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