Passengers' warning over Christmas travel

By Michael Upton | 05/12/2017

Passengers' warning over Christmas travel

TRAVEL chiefs are urging people to plan ahead for Christmas and New Year travel. 

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) said customers in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham faced changes to most local bus and train services, with Sunday timetables finishing at about 6pm on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. 

There will be no bus or train services on Christmas Day or Boxing Day, apart from service X1 between Sheffield and Rotherham.

Between Wednesday, December 27, and Saturday, December 30, a Saturday service will operate on local buses and a normal weekday service on local trains. 

There will be no bus services on New Year's Day apart from service X1, but trains will operate with a later start than normal.

Customers travelling by train are encouraged to check with Network Rail or their operating company for any planned engineering works or local service updates. 

From Boxing Day until Monday, January 1, holders of SYPTE-issued English National Concessionary Travel Scheme Senior Passes can travel for free on bus and tram, and for half fare on Northern Rail services within South Yorkshire, from the start to end of service.

Normal services will resume on January 2.

You can register with Travel South Yorkshire to receive a free email alert whenever there are changes to the public transport services that are important to them at

Traveline will be closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. There will be revised opening times at some Travel South Yorkshire Interchanges and Park & Ride sites.

Revised timetables, last departures, journey planning and live travel information can be found at, Twitter @TSYalerts or by calling Traveline 01709 51 51 51.

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