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Bus Timetable Changes From 2nd January 2022

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First have today released details of the forthcoming changes, sorry cuts. Most services after 7pm will be reduced to a hourly service, with some services getting a further cut in frequency such as the 83 that has seen a 50% cut in less than a year, (started at every 10 mins, then 15 mins, now will be 20 minutes between First & Stagecoach).

 

Only the 52A/120 will remain every 30 minutes after 7pm daily. Cuts are blamed on driver shortages, not sure how the cutbacks to the early evening services can ensure any duty/driver savings... ;)

 

Full details available on the First South Yorkshire website - Service changes from 2 January | Sheffield | First Bus

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7 hours ago, Michael_N said:

 

 

Only the 52A/120 will remain every 30 minutes after 7pm daily. Cuts are blamed on driver shortages, not sure how the cutbacks to the early evening services can ensure any duty/driver savings... ;)

If a bus is not used, it does not need a driver resulting in a decrease daily on the amount of drivers needed. The remaining drivers can then be redeployed at times when they are more use. Not rocket science.

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The bus service serves the bus drivers and not the passengers.

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7 minutes ago, lawro said:

The bus service serves the bus drivers and not the passengers.

What do you want them to do when there are less drivers?

 

Also, newsflash, less people travel after 7pm than before.

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2 hours ago, busdriver1 said:

If a bus is not used, it does not need a driver resulting in a decrease daily on the amount of drivers needed. The remaining drivers can then be redeployed at times when they are more use. Not rocket science.

You're forgetting this is Sheffield. Remembering how to breath each day is an achievement to many.

 

8 minutes ago, lawro said:

The bus service serves the bus drivers and not the passengers.

Explain how it serves the drivers and not the passengers? 

Do you have a driving licence & passed your test more than 6 months ago? If so why not give it a go & see just how it's not serving drivers at all....

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All this thread needs now is that forum member to post who constantly moans about buses waitinf at timing points, despite it having it explained to him 100 times.

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1 minute ago, HeHasRisen said:

All this thread needs now is that forum member to post who constantly moans about buses waitinf at timing points, despite it having it explained to him 100 times.

Nooooooo! not 1295galaxy, please. :hihi:

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12 minutes ago, HeHasRisen said:

All this thread needs now is that forum member to post who constantly moans about buses waitinf at timing points, despite it having it explained to him 100 times.

The best one I heard when I was driving buses was somebody saying we should get a bonus for running early. Its almost as good as saying if you can drive the bus while supping a mug of tea and smoking a fag we should have been paid more for multitasking.

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If they stop all buses no drivers will be needed any longer.

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well one thing is certain the bus companies are not doing what the economists might expect if their is a shortage and increasing the salaries they pay their drivers. In the real world you might have expected to see First trying to attract drivers from Stagecoach who are clearly dissatisfied with their salaries.

 

expect now to see a drop in ridership, leading to a drop in revenue leading to more cuts

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