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You can hardly blame radio Sheffield when the trams and destination dot matrix at the tram stops will all say the tram is going to Halfway unless Stagecoach and the PTE have had an epiphany and have started to show the destination of the tram 

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7 hours ago, Bigal1 said:

You can hardly blame radio Sheffield when the trams and destination dot matrix at the tram stops will all say the tram is going to Halfway unless Stagecoach and the PTE have had an epiphany and have started to show the destination of the tram 

1) the destination displayed on both is Gleadless Townend

 

2) do you really think that is where BBC Radio get their travel news from?

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Timetable change from 14th June:

 

Blue route, Malin Bridge-Gleadless Townend: every 15-20 minutes

Yellow route, Middlewood-Meadowhall: every 15-20 minutes

Tram Train, Cathedral-Rotherham Parkgate: about every 30 minutes

 

Full operating hours return, with last trams generally around 2330.

 

Times now in the Stagecoach journey planner and app.

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16 hours ago, Andy C said:

1) the destination displayed on both is Gleadless Townend

 

2) do you really think that is where BBC Radio get their travel news from?

Thanks for the update - I have not been into town since the lock down so assumed that Stagecoach had done as they have in the past and continued to display the destination as the terminus on the front of their trams and that the PTE would continue to do the same on their dot matrix - glad to hear that someone has finally seen the light!

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24 minutes ago, Bigal1 said:

Thanks for the update - I have not been into town since the lock down so assumed that Stagecoach had done as they have in the past and continued to display the destination as the terminus on the front of their trams and that the PTE would continue to do the same on their dot matrix - glad to hear that someone has finally seen the light!

I was told the difference is when a dedicated replacement bus is provided onward to the "normal" destination, then that normal destination is displayed to reassure those passengers that it is their tram. This year the normal local buses are utilised so passengers aren't connecting off trams so the tram's final destination is displayed.

 

Incidentally you can see what destinations are being displayed online - here is the link for the next departures from Castle Square towards Gleadless/Meadowhall/Parkgate https://www.stagecoachbus.com/bus-stop?busStop[Geocode][Grid][value]=WGS84&busStop[Geocode][Longitude]=-1.466078107162078&busStop[Geocode][Latitude]=53.38312594820886&busStop[Name]=Castle+Square+(South+Yorkshire+Supertram)&busStop[StopLabel]=9400ZZSYCAS2

Edited by Andy C

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35 minutes ago, alexander874 said:

Supertramlink also back from next Monday.

 

Indeed the Stagecoach Yorkshire bus SL1 and SL1a is back from the 15th, as most shops reopen and some kids go back to school it will provide extra capacity alongside the 57/57a/58 as well as restore some local links that had been lost (the 57a only operates one away around the Stocksbridge loop and the 58 does not serve all the road between Middlewood and Oughtibridge, the former was an issue for residents around the loop wanting to shop in Stocksbridge town centre).

 

The SL1 and SL1a will run Monday to Saturday daytime 7am to 5pm each running every other hour from Middlewood to Stocksbridge loop and back, so combined departures from Middlewood every hour.

 

The 57 and 57a will continue to each run hourly Hillsborough Interchange to Stocksbridge whilst the 58 will continue to provide a limited daytime service Hillsborough Interchange to Wharncliffe Side. The "old 57" that First operates early morning and evening will also continue to run.

 

The link single ticket for one way bus-tram journeys via Middlewood will again be available for the SL1 and SL1a buses.  Note in many cases the Dayrider/Megarider Silver ticket offering unlimited travel on all Stagecoach services in the area or the Citywide tickets offering unlimited travel on all buses and trams in Sheffield will offer better value and these include the 57/57a/58 as well as the SL1.

Edited by Andy C

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Apparently the engineers severed a power cable and put most of Hackenthorpe in the dark this morning.

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On 10/06/2020 at 11:57, the_bloke said:

Apparently the engineers severed a power cable and put most of Hackenthorpe in the dark this morning.

oops. Fancy putting a power cable close to the tram tracks!

 

Of course it could have been nothing to do with the engineers installing new tram track, perhaps a substation fault or something, I know the National Grid has had one or two outages around Sheffield recently.

Edited by Andy C

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New tram timetables have started today:

 

Blue route (Gleadless Townend-City Centre-Hillsborough-Malin Bridge): every 15-20 minutes

Yellow route (Meadowhall Interchange-City Centre-Hillsborough-Middlewood): every 15-20 minutes

Tram Train route (Parkgate-Rotherham Central-Meadowhall South-Sheffield City Centre): about every 30 minutes

 

Last trams are later too, generally leaving the City Centre around 23:30 and returning from outer termini around midnight.

 

No services Gleadless Townend-Herdings Park or Gleadless Townend-Halfway due to rail replacement works. Check the Travel South Yorkshire website for alternative buses.

 

Tram timetables: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/news/yorkshire/2020/june/area-2-rail-replacement-6-june-to-24-july

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