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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.


    Bus, tram and train services Download Christmas and New Year Guides Special bus services in Sheffield on Boxing Day and New Year's DayPark & Ride opening


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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.
    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.

    294 - TM Travel: Sunday 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

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

    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.
    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
    Tram Monday to Friday 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 is not yet confirmed. Please use Journey Planner nearer to your date of travel for further information.


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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.
    Doncaster North and Doncaster South will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

    Park & Ride opening times during the festive period are available below. Use Journey Planner to check public transport times before you travel or call Traveline on 01709 51 51 51.

    23 December  Normal Service
    24 December   Saturday service with last departures between 17:50 and 19:30
    25 December   No Services
    26 December   Services will operate to a special timetable which starts from 06:30. Last departures from 18:50
    27 December   Saturday Service
    28 December   Normal Service
    29 December  Normal Service
    30 December   Normal Service
    31 December   Saturday service with last departures between 17:50 and 19:00.
    1 January  Services will operate to a special timetable from 08:50 until around 17:30

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