Sheffield’s new ticket prices
Information on Sheffield’s bus service changes and new, lower priced tickets is now being published online. The changes are part of planned improvements to the city’s bus network being introduced on 1 November. Details are being made available at www.travelsouthyorkshire.com/futurechanges as bus operators finalise their new timetables. Lower price multi-operator tickets for bus users offering a discount of up to 23% will also be launched to complement the new network. The price of these tickets will be frozen until at least April 2017. New CityBus Day (£4), 7 Day (£14) and 28 Day (£49) tickets will be introduced, as will reduced CityWide Day (£4.30), 7 Day (£15), 28 Day (£53) and Annual (£560) tickets on any bus or tram.
The service changes and new tickets form part of package of local bus improvements drawn in the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Devolution Deal to offer passengers a ‘more efficient and integrated network’ and a ‘simplified and more attractively priced ticket range’. The package was approved by the SCR Transport Committee at its September meeting. Sheffield Bus Partnership’s city-wide bus network was shaped using passenger travel patterns and community feedback from around 2,500 people, following public consultation in July. The Partnership is made up of Sheffield City Council (SCC), South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach in Sheffield, Sheffield Community Transport and TM Travel. The latter operator’s services will run under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement from 1 November.