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  • Festive travel

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    Plan your festive journeys ahead and make sure you can get where you need to be using the information below.


    Overview of Services Download Christmas Travel Guides Special Bus Services Special Tram Services Park & Ride Traveline Opening HoursInterchange Opening HoursSenior Pass Travel TravelMaster Tickets


    Overview of Bus, Tram, Train and Tram Train Services

    Services will be running differently over Christmas and New Year. Most local bus, tram, and tram train services will follow Saturday timetables with last departures earlier than usual, or there will be limited or no service. 

    For rail services please be aware that engineering works may occur over the Christmas period.

    Please visit the National Rail Enquiries website or call them on 03457 48 49 50 to check before you travel.

    Bus

    Barnsley and Doncaster

    Monday to Friday services will be operated by Arriva, Isle Coaches, Globe Coaches, Kettlewells and Powells Bus (service 18 Doncaster - Dinnington only), Watersons.

    Saturday service on all other operators services with the following exceptions:

    First - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service operating on all First services in Doncaster.

    Stagecoach - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service operating on the following services:

    1, 6, 12, 20, 21, 21a, 22, 27, 27a, 28, 59, 66, 95, 219, 219a, 220, 221, X10 and X20.

    Services 21, 22, 25, 27, 29, 98 and 99 in Doncaster will operate as a Monday to Friday service.


    Rotherham:

    Monday to Friday service will be operated by Powells, Stagecoach (Services 44 and 107 only) and TM Travel.

    Saturday service on all other operators services with the following exceptions:

    First - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service operating on all First services in Rotherham.

    Stagecoach - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service operating on the following services in Rotherham:

    8, 8a, 9, 22x, 218, 220, 221, 222 and 226


    Sheffield:

    Monday to Friday service will be operated by: Hulleys of Baslow, Powells Bus, Sheffield Community Transport, Stagecoach (Services 44, 58 and M92 only) and TM Travel.

    Saturday service on all other operators services with the following exceptions:

    First - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service operating on all First services in Sheffield.

    Stagecoach - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service operating on the following services in Sheffield:

    1, 2, 7, 7a, 25, 83a, 88, SL1, SL1a and X2.

    The following Stagecoach services will operate as a normal Monday service: 44, 58 and M92.

    Tram and Tram Train

    Saturday service

    Train

    Normal service 
    Check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.   

    Bus

    Saturday service with last departures between 1730 and 1930 with the following exceptions:

    Arriva - Monday to Friday service with an early finish.

    Isle Coaches - Monday to Friday service.

    Globe Coaches - Monday to Friday service.

    Kettlewells - Monday to Friday service. 

    Powells Bus - Monday to Friday service with an early finish.

    TM Travel - Monday to Friday service with an early finish.

    Stagecoach - Operating services to and from XPO Logistics for shift times.

    Hulleys of Baslow and Sheffield Community Transport - Normal Monday to Friday service  

    Tram and Tram Train

    Tram: Saturday service with last departures between 1800 and 1900

    Tram Train: Saturday service with last departures between 1800 and 1900 for Sheffield and 1900 and 2000 for Rotherham.

    Train

    Normal service with last departures at approximately 2000. 

    Check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.   

     

    Bus, Tram, Train, Tram Train:

    No services

    Except for Stagecoach in Barnsley and Rotherham operating bus services to and from XPO Logistics for shift times

    Bus

    Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham

    No services with the exception of: 

    Stagecoach in Barnsley and Rotherham operating bus services to and from XPO Logistics for shift times.

    First - services X1, X5 and X55 will operate a special Boxing Day service with latest departures between 1600 and 1800.

    Sheffield

    Some services will operate between 0700 and 1900 in Sheffield only. These services will be operated by First, Stagecoach and TM Travel. Funding has been provided for these special bus services by Buses for Sheffield.

    Tram

    Services will operate to a special timetable which starts from around 0600. Last departures from around 2100.

    Festive Special Blue Route (Halfway - Meadowhall via Cathedral) plus Yellow Route (Meadowhall -Middlewood). 

    There will be no service on the Purple Route.

    Train

    No services

    Tram Train

    No services
     

    Bus


    Saturday service with the following exceptions:

    Isle Coaches and Kettlewells - Monday to Friday service.
    Powells - Service 5 will operate as a normal Friday service.
    Sheffield Community Transport - Normal Friday service.
     

    Tram and Tram Train

    Saturday Service

    Train

    Normal Friday service. Northern services will have a slightly later start. 

    Check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.   

     

    Bus


     Saturday service
     

    Tram and Tram Train

    Saturday service

    Train

    Saturday service

    Check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.    

    Bus

    Normal Sunday service

    Tram and Tram Train

    Normal Sunday service

    Train

    Normal Sunday service

    Bus

    Saturday service with the following exception:

    Isle Coaches and Kettlewells - Monday to Friday service.

    Powells - Service 5 will operate as a normal Monday service.

    Sheffield Community Transport - Normal Monday service 

    Tram and Tram Train

    Saturday service     

    Train

    Normal Monday service

    Bus

    Saturday service with last departures between 1730 and 1930.

    The following exceptions apply:

    Isle Coaches and Kettlewells - Monday to Friday service.

    Powells Bus - Monday to Friday service with the exception of Service 5 which will operate as a normal Tuesday service.

    TM Travel - Monday to Friday service with last departures between 1730 and 1830.

    Stagecoach - Operating bus services to and from XPO Logistics for shift times. 

    Sheffield Community Transport - Normal Tuesday service.

    Tram

    Saturday service with last departures between 1800 and 1900

    Tram Train

    Saturday service with last departures between 1900 and 2000

    Train

    Tuesday service

    Bus

    Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham

    No services, except for Stagecoach operating bus services to and from XPO Logistics for shift times.

    Sheffield

    Some Sheffield services will run between 0800 and 1800 operated by First.
    Funding has been provided for these special bus services by Sheffield City Council. Normal fares, concessions and any relevant restrictions apply.

    Tram and Tram Train

    A special service will operate on Tram and Tram Train. 

    Tram Train services will operate to a special timetable from around 0800 until 1900.

    Tram services will operate to a special timetable from around 0800 until around 2000. 

    Festive Special Blue Route (Halfway - Cathedral) plus Yellow Route (Meadowhall - Middlewood). 

    There will be no service on the Purple Route. 

    Train

    Normal Wednesday service

    Check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.  

     

    Bus

    Barnsley and Doncaster

    Monday to Friday services will be operated by Arriva, Isle Coaches, Globe Coaches, Kettlewells and Powells Bus (service 18 Doncaster - Dinnington only), Watersons.

    Saturday service on all other operators services with the following exceptions:

    First - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday services operating on all services in Doncaster.

    Stagecoach - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service operating on the following services:

    1, 6, 12, 20, 21, 21a, 22, 27, 27a, 28, 59, 66, 95, 219, 219a, 220, 221, X10 and X20.

    Services 21, 22, 25, 27, 29, 98 and 99 in Doncaster will operate as a Monday to Friday service.


    Rotherham

    Monday to Friday service will be operated by Powells, Stagecoach (Services 44 and 107 only) and TM Travel.

    Saturday service on all other operators services with the following exceptions:

    First - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service operating on all services in Rotherham.

    Stagecoach - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service operating on the following services in Rotherham:

    8, 8a, 9, 22x, 218, 220, 221, 222 and 226


    Sheffield

    Monday to Friday service will be operated by: Hulleys of Baslow, Powells,
    Sheffield Community Transport, Stagecoach (Services 44, 58 and M92 only) and TM Travel.

    Saturday service on all other operators services with the following exceptions:

    First - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service operating on all First services in Sheffield.

    Stagecoach - Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service operating on the following services in Sheffield:

    1, 2, 7, 7a, 25, 83a, 88, SL1, SL1a and X2.

    Tram and Tram Train

    Saturday service

    Train

    Monday to Friday service
     

    Bus, Tram, Train, Tram Train

    Normal Saturday services

     

    Download Christmas Travel Guides 

     

    Special Bus Services - Boxing Day and New Year in Sheffield

    These services will be operated by First, Stagecoach and TM Travel on Boxing Day and by First on New Year’s Day. Normal fares, concessions and any relevant restrictions apply on both days. 

    Please note that if a bus route is provided by a different operator to normal, weekly and monthly tickets only of the normal operator already purchased will be valid for travel. Otherwise for multi operator use a Citywide ticket is needed for travel, and also to use Supertram. 

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    Tram Services - Boxing Day and New Year

    Tram Train services will not operate on Boxing Day but will operate on New Year’s Day. 

    Supertram Special Blue and Yellow tram routes will operate on both days. Normal fares will apply in both cases.

    Travel passes, TravelMaster tickets and season tickets will also be accepted. Normal child fares will apply.

    Timetables for these special services will be available on the Supertram website.

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    Park & Ride

    Please be aware that during the Christmas and New Year period there will be changes to Park & Ride facilities. Use the Journey Planner to plan ahead or call Traveline on 01709 51 51 51 for further help.

    Take advantage of FREE PARKING at Park & Ride sites in Sheffield on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day - just pay for the cost of travel on the tram. 

    Find your nearest Sheffield Park & Ride site.

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    Traveline Opening Hours

    Please note the Traveline service will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. 

    During these days there will be no live travel updates through the @TSYalerts Twitter feed or the disruptions page

    Date
     
    Open hours
     

    23 Dec

    0700 - 2000

    24 Dec

    0800 - 1800
    25 Dec Closed
    26 Dec Closed
    27 - 31 Dec 0800 - 1800
    1 Jan Closed
    2 Jan onwards Normal hours 

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    Interchange Opening Hours

     

    Please be aware that during the Christmas and New Year period there will be some changes to Interchange opening times. 

    All interchanges and mini interchanges will be closed on Christmas Day. 

    Visit our Interchange page to see the posters displayed at each site. 

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    Senior Pass Travel

    From Wednesday 25 December 2019 until Wednesday 1 January 2020 (inclusive), Senior Pass (ENCTS) holders may travel for free all day until the end of normal service on bus, tram and tram train and for half fare on trains within South Yorkshire, from the start to end of service.

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    TravelMaster Tickets

    TravelMaster tickets cannot be refunded or extended for days when there are few or no public transport services. Please ensure you check your public transport service is operating before purchasing your ticket. 


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