can be used on any bus in Sheffield regardless of which bus
company runs the service*. This means more buses to choose
from and more affordable travel for you.
Don't we need a 40/41 in this list? It isn't there despite being closely related to the 51.
Without going into detail, every red name (so coloured by fbb) in the TSY route list (aka list of "stopping points" which misses out about half of the stops) is misleading or just plain wrong.
The "changes" leaflet has a completely incomprehensible map of the city centre stops.
in very small print
to guide you to the stop you might, desperately, be seeking.
We are promised timetables from 25th October.
fbb can't wait.
Anyway, on a rare act of good(ish) idea the Sheffield Bus Partnership have decided to put signs up advising the changes on all bus stops (at least round where I live). I have attached a sample sign for you from one of the signs near where I live on Dobcroft road. (Click on the picture to get a readable size)
There are some problems with them:
They are made of paper and it has just decided to start raining here in Sheffield, i'd suspect that many would be soaked at this rate and possibly unreadable in a day or to.
The services listed are also troubling and in a few cases incorrect:
Service 10/10a doesn't stop within 1.5 miles of this stop.
Service 120 is also utterly irrelevant - fbb.
There are changes to buses 65 and 215, it is just that these are happening on the 25th of October instead of the 1st of November, but I still feel the line "There are no changes" should not have been used to refer to these services.
Other routes which stop far closer have been missed:
Route 88 stops less than 700m away, but doesn't get a mention.
97/98/218 stop less about 0.6 of a miles away, but don't get a mention.
And we know why it's mess, don't we? The poster is derived arbitrarily from the Sheffield West information leaflet and, thus derived, lists most the services on that sheet. Missing services 97/98, for example, although the obvious frequent route for the bottom of Dobcroft Road are on the Sheffield South leaflet.
Why route 88 is omitted from the "poster" is more problematic. That would be the ideal main route for the top of Dobcroft Road.
But surely you go to a bus stop for a bus, not to explore a network change. The Dobcroft Road "poster" should say:-