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

 

New 51 bus timetable starts today

New timetables for the 51 bus start today
New timetables for the 51 bus start today

A new timetable for the 51 bus service starts today as part of a package of improvements to Sheffield’s bus network.

Passengers have been told that the new timetable for the Crosspool service will be more resilient, with longer journey times to reflect delays and greater recovery time at Lodge Moor before departure on the next journey.

In June, First admitted the 51 service fell short on punctuality. The new timetable was designed in response.

At Thursday’s Crosspool Forum AGM/Open Meeting, local councillors Geoff Smith and Rob Frost pledged to meet with SYPTE and First if the expected improvements to the Crosspool service do not happen.

As well the new 51 timetable, other changes being made to the bus network in an attempt to simplify and improve the overall service. These include co-ordinated timetables that change less often, a new range of tickets, more services on some routes and more buses with low-floor access.

Hopes for 51 bus service to improve with new timetable

Bus 51: revised route and new ticketing proposed
51 bus: a more reliable service?

Bus operator First is expecting Crosspool’s bus service to improve with the introduction of a more resilient timetable from 28 October.

In June, First admitted the 51 service fell short on punctuality. A more resilient new timetable has been designed in response.

A First spokesperson said:

“The new timetable will be much more resilient, incorporating longer journey times to reflect delays and greater recovery time at Lodge Moor before departure on the next journey. More buses and drivers will be required to operate it but deployed to maintain the present level of service where we’re falling short.”

Another expected output from the Sheffield Bus Partnership consultation was that the 51 route would change, with the bus would going via West Street instead of Broad Lane and the drop-in medical centre on Rockingham Street. It doesn’t appear that this change has been implemented in the new timetable.

A new citywide ticket which can be used on all bus and tram services in Sheffield will also be introduced on 28 October.

Your views wanted on changes to 51 bus

Bus 51: revised route and new ticketing proposed
Bus 51: revised route and new ticketing proposed

There are a couple of days left to submit your views on the changes to Sheffield’s bus network.

As part of the proposals, the 51 bus could go via West Street instead of Broad Lane to improve its reliability.

Changes to ticketing arrangements are also on the table including a single ticket to let you to travel anywhere across the city, even if you have to change buses. The cost of a day ticket would also come down by 70p to £4.30.

The Sheffield Bus Partnership is consulting on the proposals and the public have until 14 July to give their feedback. Any changes would come in at the end of October 2012.

Give your feedback on the proposed route 51 changes.

Revised route and new ticketing proposed for 51 bus

Bus 51: revised route and new ticketing proposed
Bus 51: revised route and new ticketing proposed

The 51 bus could go via West Street instead of Broad Lane to improve its reliability as part of proposed changes to Sheffield’s bus network.

It would mean that the drop-in medical centre on Rockingham Street would no longer be included on the route.

Changes to ticketing arrangements are also on the table including a single ticket to let you to travel anywhere across the city, even if you have to change buses. The cost of a day ticket would also come down by 70p to £4.30.

The Sheffield Bus Partnership is consulting on the proposals and the public have until 14 July to give their feedback. Any changes would come in at the end of October 2012.

Give your feedback on the proposed route 51 changes.