Then, suddenly, this note appeared on the Sheffield Supertram bit of Stagecoach's web site.
Dedicated Tram Replacement Service
From Monday 29 June 2020, Powells Bus Company will be operating the BL1 bus service on behalf of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive.
The service will operate between Gleadless Townend and Halfway, connecting with trams at Gleadless Townend. Details of the bus service can be found on the Travel South Yorkshire (TSY) website.
Operated by Powells and not Stagecoach? Go to TSY for the timetable? Nuffin to do with us, mate?
This is very different from previously when full details were available alongside the tram times on the Supertram web site. And there is nothing listed against "Tram" on the TSY site.
The current web site hints at July 11th.
There are five trains on Saturdays and four on Sundays but all at different times - there is no daily pattern.
But the trains look very smart.
Just a simple but distictive livery that will stand out at stations and en route.
LNER please note - NO SWIRLS and no boring white.
Avanti West Coast please note - no illogical odd shapes.
Captain Tom's Loco Collects The Lolly
A few weeks back, Hornby announced that they were making a limited edition version of their class 66 freight loco in the special livery to celebrate the fundraising of Captain Tom Moore.
Slowly, specialist express services are re-appearing. With the opening up of tourism, we are beginning to see visitor and holiday attractions powering up for socially distanced business. So a hearty welcome to York's sightseeing tours from 11th July.
A Twitterer's Challenge
The bus was previously grey, but still with the "cherished" registration.
Stagecoach in the Cambridge area.
Meanwhile the grey and later red decker is spotted bearing its original registration, LG53 BGU.
Tomorrow we go to London, back to Porthmadog for breakfast, and politics in Manchester.