A guide to viewing and printing timetables
1. Click on the 'timetables' link to the left on this page. All of the timetables for your area will be displayed.
2. To find the timetable you are looking for, enter the places you are travelling from and to in the box. Or, if you know it enter the route number.
3. Once you have found the route number, choose when you want to travel, either Monday to Friday, Saturday or Sunday.
4. The timetable will now be displayed on screen. You can now view your timetable as it is or choose PDF or Large print PDF.
5. To just get the times for when you want to travel click the 'personalise' symbol, this will ask you whether your journey is one-way or return, for your start and end points and your preferred departure times. The times of the services around the times you entered will be provided.
6. To print a timetable either click the 'PDF' or 'Large print PDF' symbol. This will open as a new page for you to print.
The whole set from First consists of 29 A4 pages with no clutter, title pages or guff about how good everything is - when it isn't. But getting there is hard and dispiriting work. The average intending passenger would not bother with First's over complicated facility; even assuming they could find the timetable anyway. But at least First does try to explain what has happened ...
... but it is still not clear enough and fbb will quote from these more helpful pieces of text later in this series.
So, back to Travel South Yorkshire.
On the way, it is best to avoid the "New Services" page. It is useless because it ignores routes where the service retains its existing number. It doesn't matter, for example, if Thorne Road route 87 has changed dramatically in frequency and been extended from Thorne to Goole, TSY does not think it is a "NEW" service.
Travel South Yorkshire are pleased to introduce new public transport services. The services listed below are either new, renumbered or operated by a new operator. Please see individual comments with each service. The timetable leaflets for all services listed below are already available, or will be very soon.
To find out what your timetable changes might be, it is best to know my some mystic mind-meld system what your timetable changes are. Unless you know in advance (how?) you have to plough through the list of about 80 new leaflets until you find the ones you want. Surely, where a network is changed, the relevant tables should also be accessible together in one "Thorne Road" block?