Road closure to affect 51 bus service

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


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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 timetables adjusted to improve reliability

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The 51 bus timetable has been adjusted

Adjustments to the midweek 51 bus service timetable came into operation today.

The revised timetables are part of operator First’s latest efforts to improve the reliability of the service.

Full details are on the First South Yorkshire website:

51 bus midweek timetable from 25 January 2015

Have you found that the changes have improved the service?

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)

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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)

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

Route 51 bus fare discounts to continue

Bus operator First has announced that the current discount fares on the 51 bus running from Lodge Moor to Charnock via town are to continue until at least March 2011.

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 operator says that the 51 has seen encouraging growth in passenger number and the price reductions continue the company’s strategy of using promotions to stimulate passenger growth.

The promotional prices for route 51 are:

  • Most single fares reduced
  • ‘Local hop’ single fares from 85p
  • Maximum single fare £1.95
Crosspool bus stop
Route 51: discounted fares have stimulated growth in passenger numbers