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(19/07/2017, 23:03)Kuyoyo Wrote: South Yorkshire

A number of major changes are taking place from 3rd September. A summary of the major ones below:

First
A huge recast in the Rotherham Area:
Certain journeys on the 22a/22c are extended to Sheffield via the Parkway (to save on dead running from Olive Grove)
The 70/71 (Rotherham to Meadowhall or Sheffield via Tinsley) are withdrawn and replaced by other revisions as followed:
The 72 (Sheffield to Rotherham via Waverley) is revised to run between Sheffield and Meadowhall via Parkway Industrial Estate, Handsworth, Waverley, Tinsley Park, Brinsworth and Tinsley.
The 73 (Rotherham to Treeton) is revised to run from Sheffield to Rotherham via Manor Top, Intake, Richmond, Handsworth, Waverley, Catcliffe, Treeton, Brinsworth and Canklow. Service 73a is retimed, and slightly replaced by new service 23 between Rotherham and Brinsworth every two hours.
The 74 (Sheffield to Harthill) is revised to run from Sheffield to Rotherham via Granville Road, Manor Top, Richmond, Handsworth, Waverley, Catcliffe, Treeton, Brinsworth and Canklow. The Treeton to Harthill section will be replaced by service X54.
NEW 74a (via the same route as the 74) replaces service 40

Service 66 (Rotherham to High Green) is revised as followed:
66 will run between Rotherham and Thorpe Hesley - also replacing the sole 67 journey - allowing smaller vehicles to be used on this and interworking service 34
Journeys between Rotherham and High Green will operate as service 136, which will also replaced one journey on the 138 hourly. The 136 will interwork at High Green with service 85 (see below)

In Sheffield:
Service 35 (Sheffield to Hillsborough via Meadowhall) is revised to operate from Sheffield to Meadowhall via Hillsborough, Wadsley Bridge, Fox Hill, Grenoside, Parson Cross, Sheffield Lane Top, Firth Park, Grimesthorpe and Brightside partly replacing some buses on service 85. The 85 will be hourly.
To replace it, the 43 (Meadowhall to Kimberworth Park) is extended to Sheffield and renumbered 36. Between Meadowhall and Blackburn most buses will run via Wincobank to serve Standon Road.
To serve Jenkin Road and Sandstone Road in Wincobank, certain journeys on the 3 (Meadowhall to Nether Edge) are diverted and will operate as the 3a.

The X5 is revised. During the daytime on Mondays to Saturdays buses will run every 30 minutes. journeys that run to/from Thurcroft will now operate from Monks Bridge Road via Outgang Lane, Hangsman Lane, School Road to Laughton Village serving Laughton Common.  Buses will no longer serve Breck Lane or St. Johns Rd in Laughton Village.
The NEW X54 replaced the 74 between Sheffield and Harthill. Buses will run between Sheffield and Harthill via Catcliffe, Treeton, Aughton, Swallownest, Aston, Todwick and Kiveton Park.
The X55 is revised to run hourly during the daytime on Mondays to Saturdays. Some buses will also serve Todwick.
Services X5, X54 and X55 will provide a bus every 15 minutes between Sheffield  and Swallownest/Aston. Certain X5 journeys will call into Wales High Schools

TM Travel
The Sunday journeys on the 85 between 0835 and 1735 from High Green will terminate at Hillsborough and interwork with the new 57. From Sheffield, there will be no 85s between 0820 and 1920.
Due to First's changes in Rotherham, TM Travel's journeys on the 138 are withdrawn.

Some timetables are online and the following details can now be confirmed:

22a/22c: The Sheffield extension is mainly positioning journeys - all departures from Sheffield are 22As while all return journeys run as 22Cs. The 22a is also reduced in operating hours - both services run half hourly until 1300 when the 22a reduces to hourly until 1500 after which all journeys run as the 22c. All journeys leaving Wath between 1700 and 2104 run to Sheffield on weekdays (1720 to 2104 on Saturdays) - the lastt two departures from Wath terminate in Rotherham. No journeys on Sunday run to/from Sheffield

73/73a: The Sheffield extension is evening and Sundays only as a replacement for the 72a except operating via Manor Top rather than Sheffield Parkway.

74/74a: While First have re-routed their weekday/Saturday journeys on the 74 (and new 74a) to Rotherham, TM Travel's Sunday Tendered Journeys to Harthill remain (apart from being retimed as they no longer interwork with the 29a at Harthill). The last First 74 departures out of Sheffield is 1722 (1752 onwards are 73s) while the last journey from Rotherham is 2055 (combining with the 73 between 1800 and 2100 to offer a half hourly frequency between Rotherham and Sheffield. First departure from Rotherham on Saturdays is the 74a at 0902 - all journeys before that run as 73s.
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(06/08/2017, 14:38)Kuyoyo Wrote: First West Yorkshire

12 of Leeds Hunslet Park's Vovlo B9TL/Wright Gemini 2s are due to transfer to First Cyrmu this coming week. In exchange, Bramley depot are to receive 12 Streetlites from the same source. A number of spare deckers from Bramley and Bradford depots will be loaned to Hunslet Park pending the arrival of the first of the 284 new vehicles due for Leeds in the next three years - reported number of 34 due in the autumn for use on the 1 (Holt Park-City Centre-Beeston) and 6 (Holt Park-Bus Station).

The amount is now 10 of each.

Streetlites 47629-31 are the first to arrive - 47629 now repainted (photo @ Chris Munden). The plan is to use them on 'Leeds City Bus' service 5 (Halton Moor to Bus Station then City Loop) replacing the early B7RLEs (although it is mainly the Scania Solars and B7Ls on there at present).

The new deckers on order for Leeds are further Wright Streetdecks - including some HEV models for the Park & Ride services.
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(06/08/2017, 14:38)Kuyoyo Wrote: Transdev

Alex Hornby 'tweeted' earlier today that 22 High-Spec Buses (including the 'Keighley Jets' Solos and 'Aireline' Versas) are currently in build for the Yorkshire fleets.

Link to said tweet: https://twitter.com/alextransdev/status/...7037455361

First West Yorkshire

12 of Leeds Hunslet Park's Vovlo B9TL/Wright Gemini 2s are due to transfer to First Cyrmu this coming week. In exchange, Bramley depot are to receive 12 Streetlites from the same source. A number of spare deckers from Bramley and Bradford depots will be loaned to Hunslet Park pending the arrival of the first of the 284 new vehicles due for Leeds in the next three years - reported number of 34 due in the autumn for use on the 1 (Holt Park-City Centre-Beeston) and 6 (Holt Park-Bus Station).

Are there any more details of which buses from Bramley - and more especially, Bradford - will be loaned to HP? Will these be older types such as ALX400s or even early B9s?

ta,
Phil
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I would hope those Streetlites replace the remaining B6/B10's that First have in service in Leeds, also some kicking about in York and Bradford from what i've seen this week on my Yorkshire Tour, plenty of ALX400's still kicking about also across multiple areas.
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