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Christmas Travel in South Yorkshire

With the countdown to Christmas underway, local people can find their way over the festive period by planning ahead for Christmas and New Year travel across South Yorkshire.

Getting about in South Yorkshire 


A summary of the services you can expect to see over the festive season is as follows:

  • Christmas Eve (Tuesday 24 December 2019) – Most local bus, tram, and tram train services will follow Saturday timetables with last departures between 6pm and 7pm. Trains will follow a normal timetable with an early finish.

  • Christmas Day (Wednesday 25 December 2019) – No bus, tram, tram train or train services.

  • Boxing Day (Thursday 26 December 2019):

    • Barnsley – no bus services except for Stagecoach operating a bus service to and from XPO Logistics for shift times. No train services.

    • Doncaster – no bus services. No train services.

    • Rotherham - no bus services except for Stagecoach operating a bus service to and from XPO Logistics for shift times, service X1 between Sheffield and Maltby and service X5 between Sheffield and Dinnington. No tram train or train services.

    • Sheffield – First, Stagecoach and TM Travel will run special bus services between 7am and 7pm, funded by Buses for Sheffield. Trams will also operate a special service on the Yellow and Blue Routes only between 6am and 9pm, which includes free parking at Park & Ride sites.  There will be no Purple Route tram, tram train or train services.



  • Friday 27 December 2019 - bus, tram, and tram train services will operate a Saturday service. Train services will run as normal but with a late start.

  • Saturday 28 December 2019 - bus, tram, and tram train services will operate a Saturday service. Trains will operate as normal.

  • Sunday 29 December 2019 - bus, tram, tram train and train services will operate a normal Sunday service.

  • Monday 30 December 2019 - bus, tram, and tram train services will operate a Saturday service. Trains will operate as normal.

  • New Year’s Eve (Tuesday 31 December 2019) - Most bus, tram, and tram train services will follow Saturday timetables with last departures between 6pm and 7.30pm. Trains will operate a normal service.

  • New Year’s Day (Wednesday 1 January 2020).

    • Barnsley – no bus services except Stagecoach service to and from XPO Logistics for shift times. Trains will operate as normal but with a late start

    • Doncaster - no bus services. Trains will operate as normal but with a late start

    • Rotherham – no bus services except Stagecoach services to and from XPO Logistics for shift times. Trains will operate as normal but with a late start. There will be no tram train service.

    • Sheffield - First will operate a special bus service between 8am and 6pm, funded by Sheffield City Council. Trams will  also operate a special service on Blue and Yellow Routes only between 8am and 8pm, with free parking at Park & Ride sites. There will be no tram service on the Purple Route.  Tram train will operate a special service between 8am and 7pm. Trains will operate as normal



  • Thursday 2 January 2020 – Bus, tram, and tram train services will operate a Saturday or enhanced Saturday service. Trains will operate as normal.

  • Friday 3 January 2020 - Bus, tram, and tram train services will operate a Saturday or enhanced Saturday service. Trains will operate as normal.


Concessionary travel

The 9.30am travel restriction will be removed for senior concessionary pass holders between Thursday 26 December 2019 and Wednesday 1 January 2020 inclusive. Customers may use their pass during this period to obtain free travel on bus, tram and tram train services, and half fare travel on Northern train services within South Yorkshire, from the start to the end of service.

TravelMaster products

As usual, the validity of TravelMaster products does not change during the festive period, so TravelMaster tickets cannot be refunded or extended for days when there are few or no public transport services. Customers are advised to keep up to date with planned service changes prior to purchasing a ticket and to check for any reduction in services over the festive period by visiting www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/Christmas/

 

Customers can access all revised information on bus, tram, tram train  and train services running over the festive period at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/Christmas/

Christmas Journey Planning will be available from Tuesday 10 December and further Information on the changes to services will also be available:

  • via Twitter at @TSYalerts

  • by calling Traveline on 01709 51 51 51


 

SYPTE site operating hours


There will be some changes to operating hours across our sites over the festive period:

Interchanges:

All interchanges and mini interchanges will be closed on Christmas Day.

Meadowhall Interchange and platform ‘A’ at Sheffield Interchange will re-open on Boxing Day, closing after the last bus or tram departs. All other interchanges will remain closed until Friday 27 December 2019.

On New Year’s Day, most interchanges will be closed. However, Meadowhall Interchange, platform ‘A’ at Sheffield Interchange and Swinton Mini Interchange will open until the last service departs.

All interchange operating hours can be found at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/Christmas/

Park & Ride: 

The barriers at Park & Ride sites in Sheffield will be left up on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Customers will be able to benefit from free parking at these sites on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

For full details on the operating hours at Park & Ride sites over the festive period please visit www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/Christmas/

Traveline: 

Traveline will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day and operating revised opening hours of 8am to 6pm on 24, and 27 to 31 December 2019.