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  • Festive service information

    Get where you need to be this festive season

    This page provides information on changes to bus, tram and train services in South Yorkshire during the festive season. Travel South Yorkshire has a range of travel tools available to help you plan your journey this festive season. Visit the journey planning page for more information.

    Please note that information on Journey Planner is currently incorrect for First South Yorkshire services 20A, 35, 38, 47, 51, 56 and 70, these services will not be running on New Year’s Day. First South Yorkshire services 37 and 84 are also showing incorrect information throughout the festive period. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    For Information Centre and Traveline festive opening times please visit the Information Centre page and Traveline page.


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    Services will be running differently over the festive period. In many cases, services on weekdays will be following the normal Saturday or Sunday timetables.

    You can check detailed timetable and route information in advance using Journey Planner.

    For full timetable information for trains in South Yorkshire visit the National Rail Enquiries website

    Up to and including Tuesday 23 December  
    Bus, Tram, Train Services run as normal
    Christmas Eve Wednesday 24 December  
    Bus Saturday service on most routes with last departures between 18:00 and 19:30 with the following exceptions:
    Monday to Friday service operated on:
    • 496 - First Doncaster
    • X22 - First Rotherham
    • 29,M92 - Sheffield Community Transport
    • 21,22,25,27,29,99 - Stagecoach Doncaster
    • 19,19A,19B - Stagecoach Rotherham
    • 53,53A - Stagecoach Sheffield
    • Sheffield Community Transport
    X7 Powells - The following journeys will operate:
    • 06:45 and 07:15 Maltby - Sheffield
    • 17:00 and 17:45 Sheffield - Maltby

    505,C5,C6 - Linburg: Normal Wednesday service No service: Doncaster Community Transport, Kettlewells.
    ASOS: Saturday timetable with early finish

    Tram Saturday service with last departures between 17:50 and 19:30
    Train Wednesday service with last trains around 19:00
    Christmas Day Thursday 25 December  
    Bus, Tram, Train: No services
    Boxing Day Friday 26 December  
    Bus Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster - no service.

    Sheffield - Selected services will operate in Sheffield only. These services will be operated by First and Stagecoach. Funding has been provided for these special bus services by Sheffield City Council and Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Timetables are available in the timetable leaflet.
    ASOS: No Service 

    Tram

    Services will operate to a special timetable which starts from 06:30. Last departures from 18:50. Timetables are available in the timetable leaflet.

    Festive Special Blue Route (Halfway - Meadowhall via Cathedral)

    Yellow Route (Meadowhall - Middlewood) Meadowhall Shopping Centre are providing the funding for an extra hour of early morning Boxing Day services to support the earlier opening hours of the stores.

    Train No service
    Saturday 27 December  
    Bus

    Saturday service on most routes with the following exceptions:

    No service: Doncaster Community Transport, Kettlewells, Unity Coaches, N27, N66 Stagecoach Barnsley Night buses
    ASOS: Normal Saturday timetable

    Tram Saturday service.
    Train Normal Saturday service with some cancelled early morning journeys.
    Sunday 28 December  
    Bus, Tram, Train

    Sunday service
    ASOS: Normal Sunday timetable

    Monday 29 December  
    Bus Saturday service on most routes with the following exceptions:
    Monday to Friday service operated on:
    • 496 - First Doncaster
    • X22 First Rotherham
    • 29,M92 - Sheffield Community Transport
    • 21,22,25,27,29,99 - Stagecoach Doncaster
    • 19,19A,19B - Stagecoach Rotherham
    • Sheffield Community Transport - all services
    • 53,53A - Stagecoach Sheffield
    505,C2,C3 - Linburg: Monday service
    294 - TM Travel: Sunday service
    X7 Powells - The following journeys will operate:
    • 06:45 and 07:15 Maltby - Sheffield
    • 17:00 and 17:45 Sheffield - Maltby

    No service: Doncaster Community Transport, Kettlewells and Unity Coaches
    ASOS: Saturday timetables with addition 216 journeys

    Tram Saturday service
    Train Normal weekday service
    Tuesday 30 December  
    Bus Saturday service on most routes, with the following exceptions:
    Monday to Friday service on:
    • 496 - First Doncaster
    • X22 - First Rotherham
    • 21,22,25,27,29,99 - Stagecoach Doncaster
    • 19,19A,19B - Stagecoach Rotherham
    • 29,M92 - Sheffield Community Transport
    • 53,53A - Stagecoach Sheffield
    505,C5,C6 - Linburg: Tuesday service
    294 - TM Travel: Sunday service
    X7 Powells - The following journeys will operate:
    • 06:45 and 07:15 Maltby - Sheffield
    • 17:00 and 17:45 Sheffield - Maltby

    Normal Tuesday service: Doncaster Community Transport, Kettlewells, Unity Coaches
    ASOS: Saturday timetables with addition 216 journeys

    Tram Saturday service
    Train Normal weekday service
    New Year’s Eve Wednesday 31 December  
    Bus Saturday service on most routes with last departures between 18:00 and 19:30 with the following exceptions:
    Monday to Friday service on:
    • 496 - First Doncaster
    • X22 - First Rotherham
    • 19,19A,19B - Stagecoach Rotherham
    • 21,22,25,27,29,99 - Stagecoach Doncaster
    • 53,53A - Stagecoach Sheffield
    • Sheffield Community Transport - all services including 29,M92

    505,C1,C4 - Linburg: Wednesday service
    294 - TM Travel: Sunday service
    No service: Doncaster Community Transport, Kettlewells
    ASOS: Saturday timetables with addition 216 journeys

    Tram Saturday service with last departures between 17:50 and 19:00
    Train Wednesday Service until 19:00
    New Year’s Day Thursday 1 January  
    Bus Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster: no service
    Sheffield:
    Selected services will operate in Sheffield only. These services will be operated by First. Funding has been provided for these special bus services by Sheffield City Council.
    ASOS: No service 
    Tram Services will operate to a special timetable from 08:50 until around 17:30. Timetables are available in the timetable leaflet.
    Festive Special Blue Route (Halfway - Meadowhall via Cathedral)
    Yellow route (Meadowhall - Middlewood)
    Train Thursday service with some cancelled early morning journeys.
    Friday 2 January  
    Bus Saturday service on most routes with the following exceptions:
    Monday to Friday service on:
    • 496 - First Doncaster
    • X22 - First Rotherham
    • 19,19A,19B - Stagecoach Rotherham
    • 21,22,25,27,29,99 - Stagecoach Doncaster
    • 53,53A - Stagecoach Sheffield
    • Sheffield Community Transport - all services including 29,M92
    • Hulleys services
    • Doncaster Community Transport
    505,C1,C4 - Linburg: Wednesday service
    294 - TM Travel: Sunday service

    No service: Kettlewells
    ASOS: Saturday timetables with addition 216 journeys

    Tram Saturday service
    Train Normal weekday service
    Saturday 3 January
    Bus, Tram, Train Normal services resume

      

    ASOS: Additional bus service provision specifically for the ASOS distribution centre in Barnsley has been added to the table above. Please use journey planner nearer to your date of travel for further information on specific times.


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    small_snowflakev2 Additional Supertram service

    An additional Supertram service will depart from Meadowhall at 00:23 to Cathedral, Monday to Friday until 23 December.

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    small_snowflakev2 Special bus services in Sheffield on Boxing Day and New Year's Day

    • Boxing Day: special bus services funded by Sheffield City Council and Meadowhall Shopping Centre will run in Sheffield.  These services will be operated by Stagecoach and First.
    • New Year's Day: special bus services funded by Sheffield City Council will run in Sheffield. These services will be operated by First.

    The maximum adult single bus fare on these days is £1. Travel passes, TravelMasters and season tickets will also be accepted. Normal child fares will apply.
    Plan your route with Journey Planner.
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    small_snowflakev2 Park & Ride opening

    Please be aware that during the Christmas and New Year period there will be changes to Park & Ride facilities.

    All sites will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Sunday 28 December and New Year's Day. For individual opening times, download the relevant PDF:

    Use Journey Planner to check public transport times before you travel or call Traveline on 01709 51 51 51. See the Traveline and Information Centre pages for details on their opening times

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    small_snowflakev2 Concessionary travel

    Bus & tram travel: the 09:30 travel restriction will be removed for senior concessionary pass holders between Friday 26 December 2014 until Thursday 1 January 2015 inclusive. Pass holders may use their pass during this period to obtain free travel on bus and tram services.

    Northern Rail have confirmed that holders of ENCTS passes will be able to use their pass before 09:30 from Saturday 27 December to Thursday 1 January. Please note that the fare payable will be half the appropriate peak fare or off-peak fare. Peak time restrictions are unchanged except on New Year’s Day.

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