Except that it wasn't - quite. Correspondent Matthew photographed the shuttle bus at 1030 yesterday morning. It arrived showing an unhelpful destination!
At 1515 it was confirmed that " Sorry Not in Service " was being shown all round the shuttle route.
Here is the bus turning via Old Fulwood Road.
Before retreating to Doncaster, the bus gained familiarity in Sheffield on the "FreeBee" city centre service - a sort of poor man's City Clipper - provided, obviously, free of charge.
And there was another problem.
There were a couple of other bits of news ...
Of the participants in this shambles, nobody comes out smelling of roses. The chances are that a combination of poor publicity, 12 minute shuttle "connecting" (ha ha) with a 10 minute 120 to city, and no buses on the lower part of Crimicar Land or Brooklands Avenue will drive a good few more Fulwood residents away from the bus and into one of their many cars.
Observers yesterday reported that passenger numbers on all services were "unusually low".
Now why might that be?
It is a right mess! But maybe it will settle down.
And Unbelievably ...
The Council Committee that ensures that roadworks are as disruptive as possible have done a great job. There is a traffic light controlled single lane section on the already "tight" diversion via Slayleigh Lane, photographed by correspondent Roy.
And it's near the narrow bit!