Sheffield Bus Partnership consultation

Stagecoach Yorkshire

Sheffield Bus Partnership consultation

Thank you for getting involved in the recent Sheffield Bus Partnership consultation.

Over 1,000 people completed the questionnaire. Your comments are much appreciated and help us deliver services which meet the needs of people who live and work in the city.

We have now considered your responses. As you will see from the proposed changes below, we have listened to your views and changed a number of our original proposals.

However, there are some routes in the south of the city about which the partnership will hold more localised consultation over the next few weeks, and these routes are indicated below.

We plan to introduce the changes at the end of October. Please look how your route may have been affected and if you have any comments or queries please email externalrelations@sypte.co.uk.

The findings of the consultation are:

11/12 (City - Stannington/Hall Park Head)

The Proposal:
It was proposed to link these services across thecity with routes 81 (City - Bents Green) and 85 (City - Millhouses). Many replies favoured such a link, but there were concerns expressed that this could impact on reliability.

The Outcome:
We will wait to see the impact of the Markets relocation to The Moor development before deciding whether to go ahead with this proposal. Therefore the service will remain unchanged for the time being

13/13a (City - High Green)

The Proposal:
We planned to replace these services by extending route 66 (Rotherham - High Green) through to Sheffield via Penistone Road. However, many passengers preferred the existing 13/13a service because it offers a link between High Green, Grenoside, Fox Hill, Hillsborough and City Centre.

The Outcome:
Services 13/13a will not change.

17/17a (City - Chancet Wood - Jordanthorpe - Meadowhall - Hillsborough)

The Proposal:
Service 17 would only operate between Meadowhall and Jordanthorpe, via Darnall & Gleadless. The section of the 17 route between Jordanthorpe, Meersbrook and City would be partially replaced between Chancet Wood and City by a new service 19, which would operate hourly via Chesterfield Road, Hollythorpe Rise but at off peak times only, a reduction in the current 30 minute frequency service.

Many people were concerned at the loss of regular links between Meersbrook and Woodseats and the Health Centre at Heeley Green. However, was acknowledged that on such a long route there could be reliability problems.

The Outcome:
The operator, First, will carry out further, and more localised, consultation in these areas of the city before making the final decision as to the most appropriate service to operate. The services will remain unchanged for the time being.

20/20a (Hillsborough - City - Hemsworth)

The Proposal:
Service 20 would be rerouted from Derbyshire Lane via Upper Albert Road, Carfield Avenue, Rushdale Road and Valley Road, and Service 20A would be rerouted via Norton Lees Road

There was a generally unfavourable response to the suggested rerouting of these services in the Norton Lees and Woodseats areas. Many passengers were concerned at the loss of the service on Scarsdale Road and access to the shops on Woodseats Road.

The Outcome:
The operator - First, will review the proposal and undertake further localised consultation before making any changes therefore the services will remain unchanged for the time being.

25 (Bradway - City - Woodhouse)

The Proposal:
The evening service between Bradway, City & Woodhouse would be withdrawn. People feel this is a useful evening link.

The Outcome:
The evening journeys will continue for the foreseeable future to see if more people might use the service.

35 - 37 (City - Meadowhall - Hillsborough)

The Proposal:
Service 36 would operate between Hillsborough and Firth Park only. Service 35/37 would operate on its current route between City, Meadowhall and Firth Park, then via Stubbin Lane, Barnsley Road, Elm Lane, Lindsey Avenue, Deerlands Avenue, Cowper Avenue and, as the current service 13, to Sheffield Interchange.

The Outcome:
People were concerned about the loss of a number of links. The routes therefore will be substantially unchanged with only one minor alteration to the route of the current services 36 and 37. This was the result of a number of requests for Sandstone Road to be served when the bus is running between City and Meadowhall and not on the Meadowhall to Hillsborough section. This will save approximately ten minutes journey time for people travelling to and from the City Centre.. Buses will run as present from City - Jenkin Avenue, then turn up Jenkin Road and left onto Sandstone Road before returning back along Jenkin Road to Meadowhall. On journeys between Meadowhall - Hillsborough, buses will run via Newman Road and Wincobank Avenue, on to Firth Park and Hillsborough and omit Sandstone Road. Current frequencies will continue as present. First will reviewing comments received about other sections of the routes to see if any changes would be desirable. If so, these changes would not take place until sometime next year

57 (City - Stocksbridge)

The Proposal:
Evening and Sunday journeys would operate between City and Oughtibridge only, with Supertram links service SL1 extended to Stocksbridge at these times.

The Outcome:
These changes will be implemented as per the consultation. It was appreciated that very few people use the evening and Sunday services beyond Oughtibridge, with the majority of passengers opting for the tram to Middlewood and the Supertram Link. So, evening and Sunday services on route 57 will operate City - Oughtibridge only after 20:00hrs Monday - Saturday and all day Sunday. Passengers would have to catch the Supertram Link service at these times. The Supertram Link service will operate via the present route as far as Hole House Lane, then turn left onto Manchester Road, then turn left again to serve Garden Village, operating via Park Drive, Sitwell Avenue, Moorland Drive, Wooley Road, Ridal Avenue, Park Drive. Buses will then continue to the Unsliven Bridge, terminal point via Manchester Road before returning to Middlewood directly along Manchester Road.

66/66a (High Green - Rotherham) - see service s 13/13A

The Outcome:
In response to the overwhelming request to retain the current routes 13/13a (City - High Green), the services will be unchanged.

81 (City - Bents Green) & 85 (City - Millhouses)

The Proposal:
To link these routes to operate across the city, with services 11/12 (City - Stannington - Hall Park Head). Concerns were expressed that this may have an adverse impact on service reliability.

The Outcome:
It is proposed to defer any changes until after the opening of the new Markets on The Moor development to enable us to assess changes in on traffic flows before deciding whether to proceed with this proposal. No changes are anticipated for the foreseeable future.

82 (City - Ecclesall Road)

The Proposal:
To link this service with route 95 (City - Walkley).

The Outcome:
It is proposed to defer any changes until after the opening of the new Markets on The Moor because concerns were expressed that this proposal may have an adverse impact on reliability. This will enable the Partnership to assess changes in traffic flows.

M92 (Foxhill - Harley)

The Proposal:
To withdraw this service.

The Outcome:
The service will be retained with no changes to either the route or the timetable.

We will review the service beyond Chapeltown to Harley. Recent changes in the Rotherham area have provided an enhanced service between Rotherham and Chapeltown via Harley (Stagecoach route 44). This review will be completed before April 2014 and therefore the present service M92 will remain unchanged until at least that date.

95 (City - Walkley)

The Proposal:
To link this service with route 82 (City - Ecclesall Road).

The Outcome:
It is proposed to defer implementation following people’s concern at the potential loss of a direct link to Sheffield Interchange, and the potential adverse impact on reliability until after the Markets’ move to The Moor. This proposal will be subject to further review.

123 (Endcliffe Vale - City - Crystal Peaks)

The Proposal:
To operate service 123 between Crystal Peaks and City only.

The Outcome:
The proposal will be implemented. However, a new service 121 will operate between Endcliffe and Sheffield interchange.

It was noted that the City - Crystal Peaks section of route performed particularly well and therefore the present 30 minute daytime frequency will continue. However, the Endcliffe Vale section is used by a considerably small number of passengers. By linking it with the City - Crystal Peaks section traffic congestion, principally in the Brookhill area, could lead to reliability problems. People in the Endcliffe Vale area were concerned at the loss of all bus services, but accepted that an hourly frequency between peak hours on Monday - Friday would fulfil the majority of their requirements to access shops, health facilities and the City Centre. Accordingly, Stagecoach will operate a new service 121 between Sheffield Interchange - Hunters Bar, operating via Paternoster Row, Brown Street, Furnival Street, Arundel Gate, High Street, Church Street, West Street, Glossop Road (past Hallamshire Hospital), Fulwood Road, Endcliffe Vale Road, Brocco Bank to Hunters Bar terminating at the junction between Ecclesall Road and Rustlings Road. Buses will return by this route reversed as far as West Street then via Leopold Street, Pinstone Street, Furnival Gate, Furnival Street, Brown Street, Paternoster Row to Sheffield Interchange. Buses will leave as follows:

Service 121

Monday to Friday

Endcliffe Park, Rustlings Road 0930 1030 1130 ... 1310 1410 1510
Endcliffe Vale Road, Woodvale Road 0935 1035 1135 ... 1315 1415 1515
Hallamshire Hospital 0943 1043 1143 ... 1323 1423 1523
Sheffield Interchange D6 arr 0958 1058 1158 ... 1338 1438 1538
Sheffield Interchange D6 dep 1000 1100 ... 1245 1340 1440 1540
Sheffield, Flat Street FS1 1001 1101 ... 1246 1341 1441 1541
Hallamshire Hospital 1012 1112 ... 1257 1352 1452 1552
Endcliffe Vale Road, Woodvale Road 1018 1118 ... 1303 1358 1458 1558
Endcliffe Park, Rustlings Road 1023 1123 ... 1307 1403 1503 1603

No Saturday or Sunday Service

Please note that new service 121 will provide a link in both directions between the Broomhill shops and Endcliffe Vale, unlike existing service 123 that operates in one direction only.

SL1 (Supertram Link Middlewood - Stocksbridge)

As route 57 (City - Stocksbridge) will run between City - Oughtibridge only, after 20:00hrs Monday - Saturday and all day Sunday. Passengers for Stocksbridge should catch the Supertram Link service. At these times the Supertram Link service will operate via the present route as far as Hole House Lane, then turn left onto Manchester Road, then turn left again to serve Garden Village, operating via Park Drive, Sitwell Avenue, Moorland Drive, Wooley Road, Ridal Avenue, Park Drive. Buses will then continue to the Unsliven Bridge terminal point via Manchester Road before returning to Middlewood direct along Manchester Road.