CT operator running new Sheffield route
South Pennine Community Transport is operating a new service in Sheffield city centre.
The new Sheffield Connect route serves 12 stops in and around the city centre seven days a week, the main shopping times and when footfall is highest, with a regular service throughout the day.
Diesel Euro VI vehicles are being used n the route, which comply with the city’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ). This is due to be followed by an electric bus once the funding is confirmed. Following consultation, the £200k spend for this, agreed in May 2022, is to come from the Council’s Share of the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority’s ‘Mayor’s Sustainable Transport Fund’.
The route and timetable could adapt over time as Sheffield City Council monitors passenger numbers to determine how the service is working. Expansion to other destinations will be considered in line with city centre developments and feedback from businesses and the community.
The planned route has 12 stops and will be free to people with a valid travel pass, or £1 without a pass.