Sheffield Supertram is, in many ways, a strange beast. It is run by Stagecoach's rail division (East Midlands and SouthWest trains plus a hefty involvement in Virgin West Coast) and operates independently of Stagecoach buses in he city.
For some "season" tickets you have to pay extra for bus and tram despite both being Stagecoach businesses.
So, to celebrate this chummy togetherness ...
From Charnock to Sheffield City Centre, the 51 is the local people's champion with buses every 10 minutes, every weekday. It also connects you, stress-free, to the rest of the city.
The 51 has way more stops than the tram making the bus likely to be closer to where you want to get on and off.
In fact, the 51 stops right at the heart of the new Moors Markets - unlike the tram.
Routes 81, 82, 84 & 85
Let the bus take you on an uninterrupted journey, unlike the tram, where you may have to get off and onto replacement buses whilst the tram track repairment** works are ongoing.
There's an 81, 82, 84 and 85 along every 5 minutes from Hillsborough Interchange to the City Centre and every 20 minutes from Fox Hill**. With more stops than the tram, the bus is likely to be closer to where you want to get on and off.
It's a walkover
For the knockdown price of only £12, a FirstWeek ticket goes the distance giving you 7 days' travel anywhere in Sheffield.
It's a unanimous decision, First Bus offers belting value, and the tram is out for the count!
** Snags? fbb is not sure why the blurb refers to Foxhill; the trams don't go there! Maybe the copy writers have never been to Sheffield, have never ridden on a tram or, heaven forfend, have never travelled on a First Bus bus. Those self-same copy writers have come up with the wierd "repairment", possibly archaic but realistically non-existent!
Partnership, What partnership?
sucker punches" to you, whatever that means.