On Boxing Day special bus services funded by Buses for Sheffield and on New Year’s Day special bus services funded by Sheffield City Council will run in Sheffield.
These services will be operated by First, Stagecoach and TM Travel on Boxing Day and by First on New Year’s Day. Normal fares, concessions and any relevant restrictions apply on both days.
The PTE (Travel South Yorkshire) goes on to explain:-
Please note that if a bus route is provided by a different operator to normal, weekly and monthly tickets only of the normal operator already purchased will be valid for travel. Otherwise for multi operator use a Citywide ticket is needed for travel, and also to use Supertram.
So, for example, on the usually joint (First plus Stagecoach) route between Woodhouse, Crookes and Hillsborough ...
Sheffield Bus Partnership - what partnership?
Buses for Sheffield bringing you a co-ordinated service? Snort!
Obviously, from the above screenshots, regular blog readers will gather that it is all on line (Groan!) published by the PTE but not available in hard copy.
From this PDF we learn that the Blue and Yellow trams will operate on boxing Day ...
The leaflet also give full details of the last trams on the two "early finish" days.
Unlike the bus operators, Supertram shows the curtailments as a proper timetable, not just and text list.
Now, at the back of fbb's mind, there is something else, something important, happening on Thursday; now what is it?
The fbbs are off for a long weekend on the Isle of Wight!
The fbb Advent Calendar
The Nativity narrative is littered with Kings of all sorts and sizes.
King David whose ancestral line leads to Jesus
King Herod whose curiosity and then anger led to the slaughter of children
Kings (Three) who simply never existed
King Jesus, revealed sometime later
"King Jesus"? The people were expecting a Messiah, prophesied throughout the Old Testament. In the minds of most, this Messiah would be either a political "saviour" or a military "saviour" or even, hopefully, both. What was needed was to kick out the Romans, to replace their puppet "kings" from the Herodian dynasty and re-establish something like David's Kingdom from 1000 years previously.
King, being only the kid who looked after the sheep. His brothers were bigger older and strong fighting men but, as the Bible tells us, "David's eyes sparkled".
Similarly, Jesus' Kingdom turned out to be very different.
After about three years of preaching and teaching, the hoped-for Messiah King would be sentenced to death by a Kangaroo court and nailed to a cross.
We shall have to look elsewhere for the Kingdom of God!