SYPTE notice of Bus destination changes due to social distancing measures

From: SYPTE Communications
Sent: Tuesday, May 19, 2020 2:27 PM
Subject: Doncaster town centre network changes – from Wednesday 20 May 2020
 Dear Colleague
Doncaster town centre network changes – from Wednesday 20 May 2020
I am writing to advise you that from tomorrow morning, Wednesday 20 May, Doncaster Council will be pedestrianising the following roads in the town centre:
  • Cleveland Street
  • Wood Street
  • Hallgate
  • Silver Street
Please refer to the attached map.
Why are these changes taking place?
These changes are being made to assist with social distancing in Doncaster town centre, providing more area for queuing at shops and keeping pedestrian movements as spread out as possible.
No vehicular access will be permitted between 10am and 4pm with deliveries only outside of these times.
How will this affect bus services in Doncaster town centre?
From the start of service on Wednesday 20 May buses normally using Cleveland Street, Wood Street, Hallgate, Princes Street and Silver Street, will be diverted via Waterdale.
Queues at the busy stops on these roads would risk social distancing breaches and conflict with queues outside businesses.  Therefore, it has been agreed to divert bus services and provide alternative locations as follows.
Services to and from:
Thorne Road/Silver Street
  • services 15, 66, 81/82, 84, 87b will serve the bus shelter on Waterdale (WD1)
  • Services 15 will serve stops on East Laithe Gate, Nether Hall Road and Market Road as normal in addition to Waterdale.
  • Two Temporary stops will be installed on Thorne Road, just after the mini roundabout
    • Services 66 and services 81/82 will serve the first temporary stop and
    • Services 84 and 87b will serve the second temporary stop.
  • Services 21, 29, 55 and 73 will serve the first temporary stop on Waterdale – furthest from the shelter
  • Services 57c/57f, 58f and 399 will serve the second temporary stop on Waterdale – nearest the shelter
  • These services will then serve their normal stops at Regent Square.
Service 56 will not serve the town centre to pick up after leaving the interchange.
Where can passengers alight services?
All inbound services which would normally use Wood Street and Cleveland Street will use Waterdale and College Road before going to the interchange.
Alighting only stops will be provided on Waterdale (outside the Civic Building) and passengers can also alight at stops already in place on College Road.
How is this information being communicated to customers?
Notices will be displayed on all affected bus stops on Cleveland Street, Wood Street, Hallgate, Princes Street and Thorne Road.
Further information is also available:
Kind regards
Rachel Cowling
Communications Officer – External Relations
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
11 Broad Street West
Sheffield S1 2BQ