Manchester Road night closures Monday 12 to Friday 16 June

Manchester Road night closures Monday 12 to Friday 16 June
Manchester Road night closures Monday 12 to Friday 16 June

Part of Manchester Road in Crosspool will be closed 7pm-7am from Monday 12 to Friday 16 June for Streets Ahead work.

Buses on service 51 will run between Broomhill and Crosspool along Whitham Road, Crookes Road, Lydgate Lane and Sandygate Road.


Changes to citybound 51 and 52 bus routes

Changes to 51 and 52 bus routes
Changes to 51 and 52 bus routes

The 51 and 52 buses heading towards town will take a different route near the university and Weston Park from Monday 13 June.

Routes 51, 52 and 52a will now turn right onto Clarkson Street at the Children’s Hospital. They will then turn left onto Durham Road, where there will be a new bus stop, before joining Glossop Road then West Street.

The outbound service is unchanged.

Services 51, 52a and 95 – changes to routes & stops in Sheffield city centre

Temporary Sunday changes to 51 bus service

51 bus
51 bus

The 51 bus route will be changed slightly due to resurfacing works for the next three Sundays.

On Sundays 22 and 29 November and 6 December from 6am to 5pm the Crosspool-bound 51 bus will travel as normal to to Western Bank then go left down Clarkson Street, right onto Glossop Road, left to Fulwood Road then continue as normal to Lodge Moor.

City-bound journeys are unaffected.

First buses 51 update

Disruption to 51 bus service next week

There will be major disruptions to 51 bus service to Crosspool next week
There will be major disruptions to 51 bus service to Crosspool next week

Update 6 August: Looks like the shuttle bus may be in use now.

Update 3 August: After all the fuss, it seems the 51 is going via Manchester Road/Coldwell Lane after all.

31 July, 9am update: First Bus have announced that they will provide a free shuttle bus between Crosspool and Brook Hill. This will operate every 30 minutes between approximately 7.30am and 6.30pm. No fares will be charged – this is to feed into the main 51 bus.

The 51 bus service will not run along part of Sandygate Road next week during the day due to road improvement works for the Streets Ahead project.

From Monday 3 to Friday 7 August, from 7am-7pm each day, 51 buses will run between Broomhill and Sandygate along Fulwood Road, Gladstone Road, Ivy Park Road, Carsick Hill Road and re-join the normal route on Sandygate Road to and form Lodge Moor.

Buses on services 273, 274 and 275 are not affected and will still run along Manchester Road and along Benty Lane and Sandygate Road travelling towards the city centre through Crosspool as normal.

At the Crosspool Forum Open Meeting last night concerns were raised in particular about families not being able to easily access Ryegate Children’s Centre on Manchester Road.

51 service update – First Buses

51 bus changes consultation

51 bus
The 51 bus would take a revised route via East Bank Road instead of Eastern Avenue

The Sheffield Bus Partnership is asking residents to give their views on proposed changes to local bus routes:

  • The 51 bus would take a revised route via East Bank Road instead of Eastern Avenue
  • Journeys on the 120 route that currently terminate at Hallamshire hospital would be extended to Ranmoor
  • No changes are proposed to the 52 service

You have until Friday 31 July to give your feedback.

Submit your comments on the proposed changes


First big snowfall of the winter in Crosspool

Darwin Lane in the Boxing day snow, 2014
Darwin Lane in the Boxing day snow, 2014

Up to 16cm of snow fell on Crosspool on Boxing day evening, causing delays for drivers and the cancellation of the 51 bus service.

Traffic was moving slowly on roads all over Sheffield as the snow settled into the evening with delays on major roads and some minor roads blocked.

One journey from Crosspool to Millhouses reportedly took two hours. Some drivers abandoned their cars, deciding instead to continue their journey on foot.

As of 8am this morning First announced that the 51 bus service was suspended due to the conditions. It was running again by 4pm.

Many families took advantage of the holiday snow and ventured out for sledging, snowmen and snowball fights.

Here’s a selection of photos from Twitter and some taken this morning.

51 bus: report from public meeting with First

Meeting at St Columba's with First to discuss the 51 bus
Meeting at St Columba’s with First to discuss the 51 bus

On Friday night over 60 residents gathered at St. Columba’s church to put their questions to representatives from First, provider of Crosspool’s 51 bus service.

Almost 30 questions were taken from the floor and answered by First’s commercial manager Adam Timewell and business manager John Eardley.

Download the full minutes of the meeting  (PDF, 97KB)

51 bus
What is being done to improve the 51 bus route? Download the meeting minutes (PDF, 97KB)

Issues and comments that were covered include:

  • the impact of the tramline repairs and Charnock roadworks on the service
  • changes can be expected in September, including a full fleet of new double decker buses on the 51 route; exploring the possibility of splitting the route so buses from this end turn round at the markets then come back; improving punctuality with particular problems regarding accessibility on West Street (outbound);
  • concerns about the safety of passengers boarding the bus on Mappin Street
  • a named Route Manager for the 51 is to be introduced by the spring
  • attempts to solve the problem of bunching buses, which is acknowledged as a management rather than timetabling issue
  • whether other companies could also run buses on the route, like the 52 service

Adam and John have agreed to attend the next Crosspool Forum Open Meeting on 31 July to report back on their progress.

Download the full minutes of the meeting  (PDF, 97KB)

Public meeting to discuss 51 bus route with First on Friday 30 May 2014

51 bus
Discuss the 51 bus service with a representative from First

Are you dissatisfied with the 51 bus service? Come along to a public meeting in Crosspool to discuss the Crosspool/Lodge Moor service with a representative of First group later this month.

The meeting takes place on Friday 30 May at St Columba’s church and starts at 7pm.

First Bus Commercial Director Adam Timewell will be in attendance to address your concerns and answer questions about the service.

The meeting has been organised on behalf of the three Crookes councillors as one of their public meetings under the new local ward arrangements.

Broomhill roadworks cause major delays

Broomhill roadworks cause major delays
Roadworks in Broomhill caused major delays this morning

Roadworks and temporary traffic lights have caused major bottlenecks through Broomhill this morning.

Emergency work by Northern Powergrid is taking place to repair a cable fault outside On-A-Roll sandwich shop causing power loss to local businesses. Only one lane of traffic is able to pass through at a time.

Earlier today, the 51 bus was diverted in both directions, bypassing Weston Park and the university stops.

The map on shows progress with the repair, although there is no firm indication yet how long it will take.

Update 2pm: reports that Broomhill is now clear of the works and there are no longer any major hold ups.