Hope for Hope?
By the time our reader is perusing this blog, it seems that the Hope Valley Line will have returned to normal, although the Buxton Branch is still closed. This means that the East Midlands local service (normally Northern) twill have operated for just one day.
Sadly, this timetabular oddity will have only lasted for one day!
Rubbish At Rinignglow?
With the withdrawal of historic service 4 in Sheffield, the eager few who reside at Rininglow on the western edge of the city were, fbb gathers, resigned to losing their bus service for ever.
Not so, said the PTE, aided and abetted by First. There are those weird journeys from Dore into town (and back) numbered 181.
The road is called (and always has been called) Long Line. The PTE might have had the nous to check on a map, possible that produced by ...
Or, of course, they could send young Gavin out on his bike to read the sign at the end of the road.
Ringinglow will return to grace this blog in a week or so.
But, back to the 181 timetable from Monday 2nd September. It is such a pity that the 0755 from Dore and the 1603 from Sheffield only run in the school holidays as they would be useful journeys to get to High Storrs school, The Girls High School, king Edwards School and the University.
Aha - fbb knows a little secret held back by the PTE in yet another Chris Tarrant style "we don't want to give you that!" policy.
Buses do run on schooldays similarly scheduled. They are diverted via Notre Dame High School at Ranmoor and run at slightly different times, but they are available to the public and noted on GoTimetable.
With A Sigh of Relief
By the time you read this, a major update of GoTimetable Sheffield will be in place. (should be in place?) As well as most of the big changes (mainly reductions of service) the presentation has been upgraded to give users a simple verbal guide as to what is changing and what, if anything, replaces withdrawn services.
STOP PRESS - and maybe not! A last minute technical hitch has delayed the release. Explanation tomorrow.