Sorry SYT, it's WESTERN bank.
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Explaining it to the Public?
101s to Herdings via Eastern Avenue
Even the map only gives a clue to what might actually happen on the road,
Badly! This was not their finest hour. Some of the daftness of Travel South Yorkshire, like an infectious disease, must have lain dormant in the nooks and crannies of Sheffield's stops and depots. These extracts are from the 1959/60 timetable book.
This shows how unhelpful a departure list is when the service has "complications". The top half of the page shows buses to Gleadless, the bottom those which are extended to Herdings. It is actually simple in practice but easy to get confused by the page above. 101s always run to Herdings EXCEPT at less "busy" times, when some turn short at Gleadless. What makes it all a bit silly is that the extension is only TWO stops down the road, and both stops are close together.
Now let's took at the 105 page.
So all that's left is the 102, running to Gleadless when the 105s don't, i.e. at "busy times". And, if you have been paying attention, Smith minor, this should show a simple service via East Bank Road and Gleadless Common.
But Sheffield Transport includes it with the 102 which has, effectively, become a peak times only service!
And here's one doing it! This is the junction at Gleadless Church, with the back end of a 102, or 102 disguised as a 105, disappearing down Hollinsend Road en route for Gleadless Common and East Bank Road; or Arbourthorne if it's a 105.
But everything up the steep East Bank Road changes again in 1966!
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