Bus gets stuck in Sandygate Road snow and ice

Today’s snow and ice caused a 51 bus to get stuck on Sandygate Road this morning.

More snow is forecast so do take extra care on the roads and pavements.

Road closure to affect 51 bus service

Update 23 September: it looks like this work and disruption will now continue until Wednesday 30 September.


51 bus
The 51 bus will be affected

Resurfacing work on Sandygate Road will have an impact on the 51 bus service this weekend.

The bus route will split into two at Broomhill, with buses going alternately between Crosspool and Lodge Moore every 20 minutes.

Full details are on the First South Yorkshire website:

51 bus service Friday 18-Tuesday 22 September 2015

51 bus service over Christmas 2011

First will run a reduced 51 bus service over the holiday period
First will run a reduced 51 bus service over the holiday period

First South Yorkshire has announced most of the timetable for the 51 bus route over Christmas and new year.

  • Normal services will finish early on Christmas eve and new year’s eve
  • No buses will run on Christmas day
  • A special timetable will operate on Boxing day and new year’s day – details to be confirmed on www.firstgroup.com
  • Tuesday 27 December and Monday 2 January: Sunday service
  • Wednesday 28 to Friday 30 December: Saturday service

Full details are on the First South Yorkshire website:

Christmas and new year First bus services (2011/12) in South Yorkshire

New timetable and continuing discount fares for route 51

Bus operator First has confirmed that current discount fares will ‘continue indefinitely’ on the 51 bus running from Lodge Moor to Charnock via town.

The promotional fares, which were launched last June, mean that a single journey from Crosspool to town costs £1.60, compared to the previous price of £1.95. The original announcement indicated that the discount fares might only run until March 2011.

Meanwhile, a new timetable (PDF, 623KB) will be in operation on route 51 from 8 May.

Route 51 on Travel South Yorkshire

New route 51 timetable from 8 May 2011 (PDF, 623KB)

Bus route 51: new timetable and continuing discount fares
Bus route 51: new timetable and continuing discount fares

51 bus service over the holiday period

First Mainline route 51
First will run a reduced 51 bus service over the holiday period

First South Yorkshire has announced the timetable for the 51 bus route over Christmas and new year.

No buses will run on Christmas day, Boxing day or new year’s day, and a Saturday service will operate on many other days over the festive season.

Full details are on the First South Yorkshire website:

Summary of Christmas and new year First bus services (2010/11) in South Yorkshire