THE BIGGEST change to Sheffield’s bus service in years comes into operation from tomorrow with many routes being altered and renumbered.
But passengers will also benefit from new tickets that can be used on all operators’ services.
The Sheffield Bus Partnership involves companies First, Stagecoach, TM Travel and Sheffield Community Transport working with South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive to provide an agreed network.
New tickets available include a £4.30 day ticket which can be used on all buses and trams, and seven day and 28 day options for £17 and £67.35.
There will also be a CitySwitcha60 ticket valid for an unlimited number of services over an hour, for £3.50 - aimed at people making single cross-city journeys who have to catch a number of buses for their trip.
Some of the route alterations have proved controversial with transport bosses reversing original plans to axe services on Psalter Lane, Nether Edge, and to Ringinglow. Both are now being retained.
Meanwhile, people living in Ecclesall and Fulwood objected to increased buses in their areas on the new 83 and 83 A routes from the city centre to Millhouses and Lodge Moor via Fulwood.
A major public consultation was held during the summer.
n Shirecliffe will no longer be served by the 72, which will partially be replaced by a new service 2 circular route.
n The current 83 from Ecclesfield to Ecclesall will instead run from the city centre to Millhouses via Banner Cross and Button Hill, and to Lodge Moor via Hunters Bar, Nether Green and parts of Fulwood every 20 minutes on each branch.
n Service 76 will be changed to provide a new every 10 minute service on weekdays between Meadowhall, Wincobank and Firth Park to the city centre then Lowedges, while the 75 will be increased to every 10 minutes between High Green and Batemoor.
n A new service 13/13A will run every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday daytimes between the city centre, Foxhill, Grenoside and High Green.
n City centre to Dore part of service 30 will be renumbered 70 and will run half-hourly Monday to Saturday daytimes.
n Number 30 will run from city centre to Crystal Peaks and Plumbley.
n New SL3 Supertram Link from Crystal Peaks to Killamarsh.
n Full details see www.travelsouthyorkshire.com