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Now confirmed. From Monday 30th a revised sunday service will operate from 0530 - 2100

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21 hours ago, lawro said:

most of the buses are running with very few passengers. If the companies report an operating loss over this period, can we expect the predictable rise in fares reduced services in the future or are they giving assurances that things will not change for a period after the crisis is over.

These businesses need government support if they are expected to keep providing a service. They will either return to normal after all this or they will have already gone bankrupt and ceased operating.

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6 minutes ago, Andy C said:

These businesses need government support if they are expected to keep providing a service. They will either return to normal after all this or they will have already gone bankrupt and ceased operating.

I forsee a period of Nationalisation following this situation. 

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Posted (edited)

For now..

 

all public transport is operating, but to a reduced timetable. You can find a summary of services at https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/servicechanges/

 

and more detail is available on individual operators websites:

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/

https://www.firstgroup.com/south-yorkshire/

http://www.tmtravel.co.uk/

https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/

 

Public transport is currently there ONLY FOR ESSENTIAL JOURNEYS.

 

Additionally consider the staff and other passengers by sitting suitably spaced out, do not sit immediately behind/aside the driver and where possible pay by contactless means (card or app) rather than cash.

 

2 minutes ago, busdriver1 said:

I forsee a period of Nationalisation following this situation. 

What is being talked about might be similar to what they have already done for trains - the private companies operating the services under contract, so they get paid a management fee but the costs and revenue both go to government.

Edited by Andy C

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9 minutes ago, Andy C said:

What is being talked about might be similar to what they have already done for trains - the private companies operating the services under contract, so they get paid a management fee but the costs and revenue both go to government.

That is roughly what I had in mind but possibly extending after the crisis.

In the mean time I would recommend using operators websites for updates rather than the PTE website. They seem to be struggling to keep up.

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some of these bus companies have been running a poor service in Sheffield for years and giving very little back to communities, if they are given support how will they change?

 

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1 hour ago, lawro said:

some of these bus companies have been running a poor service in Sheffield for years and giving very little back to communities, if they are given support how will they change?

 

If they aren't given support Sheffield won't have any buses. Simple as.

 

Also remember a lot of the "poor service" has been down to public funding cuts and increasing traffic congestion.

 

Been a few comments recently that since the lack of traffic on the roads, bus punctuality and reliability has shot up and how that could be enjoyed much more if public transport got much better priority measures. Also that if the service can be run with less buses due to less traffic congestion, that is a lot of costs saved in drivers, fuel etc that could be invested in a better service.

Edited by Andy C

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48 minutes ago, Andy C said:

If they aren't given support Sheffield won't have any buses. Simple as.

 

Also remember a lot of the "poor service" has been down to public funding cuts and increasing traffic congestion.

 

Been a few comments recently that since the lack of traffic on the roads, bus punctuality and reliability has shot up and how that could be enjoyed much more if public transport got much better priority measures. Also that if the service can be run with less buses due to less traffic congestion, that is a lot of costs saved in drivers, fuel etc that could be invested in a better service.

How dare you spoil this tired old agenda with facts. That is NOT the Sheffield way ..

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So back to the purpose of this thread - public transport information for those that need to travel during the Corona Virus pandemic with the restrictions on going out:

 

General:

you should not be leaving your home at all other than:

- travel to work in a job that cannot be done from home

- to go the shops to buy essential supplies, ie food & drink or medicine, on an infrequent basis

- exercise once a day in the form of walking, jogging or cycling from your home.

 

A reduced bus, train and tram service is being provided for those THAT NEED TO TRAVEL as per above.

 

Passengers are asked to

- pay for their ticket by contactless means wherever possible (card, phone app or online) not cash. On trains tickets are not available on board, you must buy before travelling (self service machines available at most stations as well as online and phone app options).

- be considerate to other passengers and staff by maintaining suitable distance on board

- take newspapers and rubbish with you, do not leave it on board, also observe general good hygienic behaviour.

- check revised timetable for your journey

 

Services week commencing 23rd March:

- Generally a Saturday service is running on the buses, with some exceptions. TM Travel are operating emergency timetables.

- A Sunday timetable is running on the trams but with early morning services added and an earlier than normal finish.

- A reduced network/timetable is running on the trains

 

Services week commencing 29th March:

- Stagecoach buses are running to a Sunday timetable but with early morning journeys added on weekdays whilst First is operating a skeleton service to a special timetable. Some routes will not operate.

- Trams running to a special timetable with reduced frequency, starting at roughly the normal time in the morning (6am Mon-Sat, 8am Sunday) but with only a very limited service after 9pm. The Blue and Yellow routes will run every 20 minutes Mon-Sat and every 30 minutes on Sunday. The Purple and Tram Train routes will run every 30 minutes every day.

- A reduced network/timetable is running on the trains

 

A full summary of what each bus route is doing can be found at https://travelsouthyorkshire.com/servicechanges/

 

Downloadable tram timetables can be found at https://www.stagecoachbus.com/news/yorkshire/2020/march/revised-tram-timetables-from-monday-23-march-2020

 

National Rail journey planner can be found at https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

 

More detailed bus information can be obtained directly from the bus operators concerned:

https://www.stagecoachbus.com/

https://www.firstgroup.com/south-yorkshire/

http://www.tmtravel.co.uk/

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

 

 

Edited by Andy C

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For all of those providing information, particularly for Andy C for his extremely comprehensive summaries, thank you so much.

It's especially welcome at this time. 

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Posted (edited)

Just to add, if you are a key worker and finding the emergency timetables don't suit you getting to or from work, please feedback to the operator concerned via their website.

 

The timetables are being developed ongoing to provide a service for key workers to commute and people without a local shop to get food & medicine whilst using no more resource (such as staff) than necessary.

Edited by Andy C

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Following on from the thread on bus service changes due to Covid19 at 

has anyone tried to claim a refund on any weekly or monthly bus or tram tickets that they bought before the Covid19 lockdown started (and before they knew it was coming) and that they are now unable to use because of the lockdown?

 

I have a 28-day Citywide ticket that I pre-paid onto my smartcard using the machine at Sheffield Interchange for which I paid £65.60. My current ticket started on Tuesday of this week but it is unlikely that I will be able to use it. There is information on the First Group website at https://www.firstgroup.com/help-and-support/coronavirus-information about who to contact with ticket refund enquiries, but that only applies to First bus only tickets. There doesn't appear to be anything on the Stagecoach or Travel South Yorkshire websites, and the prices of CityBus and Citywide tickets are set by South Yorkshire PTE as they are valid on all operators.

 

I would guess that my best bet might be to set up a MyTSY account and use their online MyTSY service or write to South Yorkshire PTE's Customer Liaison Team. If nothing comes of that, I might just have to grit my teeth and accept that I've wasted £65.60, but at least after the end of April I will save that much per month until the lockdown ends and I can start going to work again.

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