273, 274 and 275 Crosspool to Derbyshire bus services under threat

Bus services from Crosspool to Castleton and Bakewell could be drastically reduced from October 2017.

Derbyshire County Council is considering several options in order to save money, with one of them being to withdraw all county council funding for subsidised buses from October 2017. This means that unless they can be run commercially they will stop.

The Derbyshire County Council-supported services that run through Crosspool are:

Crosspool to Derbyshire buses under threat
Crosspool to Derbyshire buses under threat

The public are being asked to comment on the proposals as part of a consultation, which ends on 24 April 2016.

Derbyshire County Council bus changes consultation

Current timetable for bus services 273, 274 and 275

 

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 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

 

51 bus route changes on 26 January

New timetables for the 51 bus start today
The 51 bus route will change slightly from Sunday 26 January

The route that the 51 bus takes when travelling away from town will change later this month.

From Sunday 26 January, journeys from the city centre to Lodge Moor will go via West Street and Glossop Road, turning right onto Hanover Way and then onto Western Bank.

Journeys into the city centre will not change and will continue via Broad Lane and Mappin Street.

For more information visit the Travel South Yorkshire website.

51 bus timetable commencing 26 January 2014 (PDF, 636KB)

51 bus: Crookes councillors and First/SYPTE meeting report

New timetables for the 51 bus start today
Our local councillors have met with First and SYPTE to discuss the 51 bus

Our three councillors, Sylvia Anginotti, Rob Frost and Geoff Smith, have recently met with First and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) to discuss the 51 bus route.

A report from the meeting, written by the councillors, is below.

If you have comments regarding this then the best way to get in touch with them directly is via the contact details on the Sheffield city council website.


The three Crookes councillors (Sylvia Anginotti, Rob Frost and Geoff Smith) have been made aware by individuals and through the Crosspool Forum of dissatisfaction with the 51 bus. In particular with the failure of buses to run at the published times.

We were going to have a meeting with First and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) in January but unfortunately the bad weather forced a postponement and we were not able to meet until March.

You will remember that we were promised an improved service when the Bus Partnership arrangements started at the end of October 2012. This was going to be achieved in two ways; an additional bus on the route and a change of route to avoid Broad Lane.

The additional bus was put on but the change of route didn’t happen. This was because of the number of people who protested that they would not be able to get to the NHS walk in service.

SYPTE figures for complaints show a continued high level of complaints up to January of this year and then a falling off. This could be for either of two reasons; people have become fed up with complaining or there has been some improvement in the service.

SYPTE’s own figures for punctuality at stops on the route show an improvement from 72% punctuality pre-October 2012 rising to 84% recently. This is against a target of 95%. So even by their own figures there is still some way to go.

First admit that punctuality is still not good enough. They said that double deckers were part of the problem and that from early July they will be replaced by brand new single deckers which along with ticket issue speeding up should speed up overall loading times.

They are also putting an additional bus on the route on Saturdays from the end of April and making minor timetable changes. They gave us a list of traffic hotspots on the route which cause problems and we will be taking these up with the Council.

Also they warned that the service could be affected by planned roadworks across the city.

We will continue to have meetings with First and SYPTE. We will welcome your views and experience at the next meeting of the Crosspool Forum and please keep on complaining to SYPTE if you have problems with the 51.

Sylvia Anginotti, Rob Frost and Geoff Smith
April 2013

Spring snow causes disruption in Crosspool

Friday: welcome to Crosspool
Welcome to Crosspool

Snow falling in Crosspool over the last 36 hours has caused problems on local roads and disruption to public transport and events.

The snowfall in Crosspool seems to be around 15cm, although the wind has caused drifts in some places of up to 50cm.

The 51 bus has been disrupted, with a Saturday morning update on the Travel South Yorkshire website stating the service was terminating at Brook hill and Gleadless.

The snow is still falling, with main roads and side roads not clear at 11am today. Some forecasts are indicating that the snow may ease off this afternoon.

Do check up on your neighbours who may feel isolated and vulnerable during the cold spell.

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Snow causes disruption in Crosspool

Crosspool precinct this morning
Crosspool precinct this morning

Snow falling in Crosspool over the last 48 hours has caused problems on local roads and disruption to public transport and events.

Major roads were gritted in preparation for the snowfall, which was over 10cm deep in some areas.

On Friday night, 51 buses were terminating at Crosspool instead of Lodge Moor, and Gleadless Town End instead of Charnock going the other direction. As of 12pm Saturday, the service was reported to be running as normal. Latest updates to public transport are on the Travel South Yorkshire website.

The main roads through Crosspool were also clear of snow on Saturday morning. However, surface snow and ice on side roads were continuing to cause problems for cars and pedestrians.

If you fancy helping clear the pitch at Sandygate, Hallam FC are looking for volunteers. Soup and sandwiches will be provided for anyone who turns up to lend a hand!

An Open Day at Hillside Harvest has also fallen victim to the weather.

Do also check up on your neighbours who may feel isolated and vulnerable during the cold spell.

Wrapping up warm at the shops
Wrapping up warm at the shops
Clearing snow at Sandygate
Clearing snow at Sandygate
Gritting Cardoness Road
Gritting Cardoness Road
Cairns Road
Cairns Road
Manchester Road snow sculpture. Photo: David Rumsey
Manchester Road snow sculpture. Photo: David Rumsey
A lorry stuck in the ice at the top of Darwin Lane
A lorry stuck in the ice at the top of Darwin Lane