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  • Christmas and New Year 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. In some cases, last departures will be earlier than usual, or there will be limited or no service. 

    For train services please be aware that engineering works may occur over the Christmas period and there is planned industrial action on Saturdays affecting Northern services.

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

    Bus, Tram, Train, Tram Train

    Normal services

    Bus

    Saturday service on most routes with last departures between 17:30 and 19:00 in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham (between 18:00 and 19:30 in Sheffield) with the following exceptions:

    • Sheffield Community Transport
      • 5 and M92 operating as a normal Monday service.
      • H1 normal Monday service except last departures from Northern General Hospital and Royal Hallamshire Hospital will leave at 16:30.
       
    • Stagecoach will be operating services to and from XPO Logistics for shift times.

    • TM Travel - 218 service normal finish with departures at 18:15 from Sheffield and 19:15 from Bakewell.

    • Arriva - Monday to Friday service with an early finish.

    • Isle Coaches - Monday to Friday service with an early finish. 

    • Kettlewells - Monday to Friday service.

    • Globe Coaches - Monday to Friday service with an early finish. 

    Tram and Tram Train

    Saturday service with early finish between 18:00 and 19:00 

    Train

    Normal service with last departures between:

    • 19:00 and 20:00 for Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham
    • 19:00 and 21:00 for Sheffield


    Please check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.   

     

    Bus, Tram, Train, Tram Train:

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

    Bus

    Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham

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

    Rotherham will also be served via the Stagecoach service to and from XPO Logistics, as well as service X1 which will operate between Sheffield and Maltby. However, please note Forge Island Bus Station in Rotherham will be closed on Boxing Day so service X1 will pick up on Corporation Street in both directions instead.

    Sheffield

    Special bus services will operate between 07:00 and 18:30 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

    See special timetables in the Sheffield Christmas and New Year Timetable Guide  

    Tram

    Services will operate to a special timetable which starts from around 06:00. Last departures from around 21:00.

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

    There will be no service on the Purple Route. 

    Timetables for these special services are available on the Supertram website.

    Train

    No services

    Tram Train

    No services

     

    Bus

    Saturday service with the following exceptions:

    • Sheffield Community Transport - Services 5, H1 & M92 will operate as a normal Thursday service.
    • TM Travel - 252 Service will operate a normal Monday to Friday service
    • Isle Coaches - Monday to Friday service. 
    • Kettlewells - Monday to Friday service.
    • South Pennine CT - Only service 350 will be operating.
    • Watersons - Normal Thursday service.
     

    Tram and Tram Train

    Saturday service

    Train

    Services start operating at around 08:00 (07:00 for Northern services) with the withdrawal of some early morning journeys. 

    Please check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.   

     

    Bus

    Saturday service with the following exceptions:

    • Sheffield Community Transport - Services 5, H1 and M92 operate a normal Friday service. 
    • TM Travel - 252 service - Monday to Friday service
    • Isle Coaches - Monday to Friday service. 
    • Kettlewells - Monday to Friday service.
    • South Pennine CT - No Services.
    • Watersons - Normal Friday service.
     

    Tram and Tram Train

    Saturday service

    Train

    Services start operating at around 08:00 with the withdrawal of some early morning journeys. Northern operating a normal Friday service.

    Please check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.    

    Bus

    Saturday service

    Tram and Tram Train

    Saturday service

    Train

    Saturday service except Northern will operate a reduced service due to planned industrial action

    Bus

    Sunday service

    Tram and Tram Train

    Sunday service

    Train

    Sunday service

    Bus

    Saturday service on most routes with last departures between 1730 and 1900 for Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham (between 18:00 and 19:30 for Sheffield) with the following exceptions:

    • Sheffield Community Transport
      • Services 5 and M92 operate a normal Monday service.
      • Service H1 normal Monday service except last departures from Northern General Hospital and Royal Hallamshire Hospital leave at 16:30
       
    • South Pennine CT - No service.

    • TM Travel - 218 service normal finish with departures at 18:15 from Sheffield and 19:15 from Bakewell.

    • Isle Coaches - Monday to Friday service. 

    • Kettlewells - Monday to Friday service.

    • Stagecoach will be operating bus services to and from XPO Logistics for shift times. 

    Tram

    Saturday service with early finish between 18:00 and 19:00 

    Tram Train

    Saturday service with last departures between 19:00 and 20:00 

    Train

    Monday service with last departures between:

    • 19:00 and 20:00 for Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham
    • 19:00 and 21:00 for Sheffield
      

    Bus

    Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham

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

    Sheffield

    Special bus services will run between 08:00 and 18:30 in Sheffield only operated by First. Funding has been provided for these special bus services by Sheffield City Council.

    Normal fares, concessions and any relevant restrictions apply. 

    See special timetables in the Sheffield Christmas and New Year Timetable Guide 

    Tram and Tram Train

    Services will operate to a special timetable from around 08:30 until around 18:30. 

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

    There will be no service on the Purple Route 

    Timetables for these special services are available on the Supertram website.

    Train

    Services start operating at around 09:00 with the withdrawal of some early morning journeys. Northern services resume normal frequency from 07:00.

    Please check with National Rail Enquiries before travelling.  

     

    Bus

    Saturday service with the following exceptions:

    First

    Additional early morning journeys will be added to the Saturday service for the following:

    • 3/3a, 18, 35, 36, 38, 72, 73, 81/82, 83, X1, X5 and X55 in Sheffield. 
    • 73, 111, 115, 141, X1, X5, X55 in Rotherham
    • 8/8a, 19, 52, 54, 56, 65, 66/66a, 84/84a/84b and X78 in Doncaster

     The following First services will operate as a normal Monday to Friday service:

    • 1, 13, 23*, 4, 181 and X3.
      * The 1610 departure from Rotherham will depart at 1605.

    Stagecoach

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

    • 1, 6, 8, 8a,9,12, 20, 21, 22, 22x, 27a, 28, 59, 66, 92, 93, 95, 218, 218a, 219a, 220, 221, 222, 226, X10 and X20

    The following Stagecoach services will operate as a normal Monday to Friday service:


    • 53/53a and 19/19a 
    • 21, 22, 25, 27, 29, 98 and 99 in Doncaster 
    • 23/23a/24 in Barnsley will be operating Monday to Friday School holiday timetable. 


    X10 - Saturday service with last buses on Wednesday 2 January and Thursday 3 January at the following times:

    • 1920 Barnsley - Leeds
    • 2020 Leeds - Barnsley

     X10  - Saturday service on Friday 4 January with last departures at the following times:

    • 2220 from Barnsley
    • 2320 from Leeds


    Sheffield Community Transport - Services 5, H1 and M92 operate a normal Monday to Friday service.

    TM Travel - Normal Monday to Friday service.

    Powells - Normal Monday to Friday service.

    Isle Coaches - Monday to Friday service.

    Kettlewells - Monday to Friday service.

    South Pennine CT - Monday to Friday service.

    Watersons - Monday to Friday service.

     

    Tram and Tram Train

    Normal Monday to Friday service

    Train

    Normal Monday to Friday service
     

    Bus, Tram, Train, Tram Train

    Normal services resume

     

    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, and will be low floor, Easy Access buses. 

    Normal fares, concessions and any relevant restrictions apply on both days. Please note that if a bus route normally operated by Stagecoach is run by First, a Citywide ticket is needed to use the bus or Supertram. First tickets will be valid on the Stagecoach 50 service on Boxing Day, and Stagecoach tickets will be valid on the First operated SL1 on New Year’s Day.

    See special timetables in the Sheffield Christmas and New Year Timetable Guide

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    Special Tram Services - Boxing Day and New Year

    Boxing Day: Tram services will operate to a special timetable which starts from around 06:00. Last departures from around 21:00.

    New Year's Day: Tram services will operate to a special timetable which starts from around 08:30. Last departures from around 18:30. 

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

    There will be no service on the Purple Route. 

    Timetables for these special services are 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

    0800 - 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. 

    Meadowhall Interchange and platform ‘A’ at Sheffield Interchange will reopen on Boxing Day, closing after the last bus or tram departs. All other interchanges will remain closed until Wednesday 27 December 2018. 

    On New Year’s Day, most interchanges will be closed. Meadowhall Interchange, platform ‘A’ at Sheffield Interchange and Swinton Mini Interchange will open until the last service departs. 

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

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    Senior Pass Travel

    The 09:30 travel restriction will be removed for Senior concessionary pass holders between Tuesday 25 December 2018 until Tuesday 1 January 2019 inclusive. 

    You can use your pass during this period to obtain free travel on bus and tram services, and half fare travel on Northern services within South Yorkshire, from the beginning to the 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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