24 Aug 2016
Stagecoach announces changes for Sheffield
Leading operator Stagecoach Yorkshire has announced a number of changes in Sheffield from 4 September, including improvements to services in Stocksbridge, following feedback from customers and the local community.
On the SL1 Middlewood–Stocksbridge Supertramlink, buses will serve the Stocksbridge loop in both directions. The SL1 service will run every 20 minutes via the current route. A new service SL1a will run every 20 minutes via the normal route from Middlewood to Manchester Road/Wortley Road and then travel the opposite way to the SL1 around the Deepcar and Stocksbridge loop, Manchester Road, Cedar Road, Coal Pit Lane, Lee Avenue, Armitage Road and Carr Road.
SL1 and SL1a will still provide a combined service of up to every 10 minutes to maintain the current frequency. On Mondays to Saturdays before 0900 hrs, all buses will operate the current route.
Changes will also be made to the route of the evening journeys after 2000 hrs on SL1 and SL1a to accommodate customers in Deepcar on parts of the 57 route, who do not currently have an evening service. The frequency at these times will be every30 minutes combined..
Following the award of a South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) tender, Stagecoach will operate the Saturday daytime service on the 31/31a Sheffield–Loxley route, with minor changes to the timetable to improve punctuality.
Elsewhere in Sheffield, a number of other services will return to normal operating frequency following the end of the school summer holidays and to improve punctuality including Service 1 High Green-Batemoor, where the timetable will revert to up to every 6 minutes combined with First’s service 1a, with some minor timetable changes.
On Service 25 Bradway–Woodhouse the timetable reverts to pre-holiday levels with minor timetable changes, while the service 52 Woodhouse–Hillsborough timetable reverts to up to every five minutes combined with First’s 52a service to improve punctuality.
Service 86 Chapeltown–Lowedges and Service 88 Smithy Wood/Ecclesfield–Bents Green will both see minor timetable changes, while the 120 Halfway–Ranmoor/Fulwood will revert to up to every five minutes combined with First’s 120 service, also with minor timetable changes.
John Young, Stagecoach Yorkshire commercial director, said: “We regularly use customer feedback to shape and improve our services so we’re really pleased to be introducing these changes, in particular the revised services in Stocksbridge, which will provide improved options for local journeys and make it easier to access the Fox Valley development by public transport.
“We hope these changes benefit residents and will help to make their travel easier and more convenient.”