Sunday, March 29, 2015

British Summer Time

British Summer Time starts today and the bus companies are now running their summer schedules out into the Peak District from Sheffield. 

Here's a brief summary:

X17 to Matlock, no changes - hourly service
65    to Buxton; no changes - still five buses a day Monday to Saturday, and three buses on a Sunday 
215  limited service to Bakewell and Matlock
218  to Chatsworth House and Bakewell - two buses an hour Monday to Saturday and one bus an hour on Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays.
240/241 a new service only running at weekends and Bank Holidays to Bakewell and Chatsworth via Ringinglow - one bus per hour
272   hourly service along the Hope Valley to Castleton
273   to Castleton, via Upper Derwent Valley - one bus every two hours; weekends and bank holidays only

So...a pretty decent level of service for walkers and visitors to the Peak District; the only disappointing news is that South Yorkshire PTE has stopped printing paper timetables. 

Compared to when I first got my bus pass five years ago the service provision is  better to Bakewell, but not as good to Matlock or Buxton, and there's not been the service number 181 out to Hartington on a Sunday morning for several years now. I only travelled on it the once because it took a very circuitous route via Dronfield.