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Sheffield Community Transport

Sheffield Community Transport
Optare Solo in June 2007
Founded 1988
Headquarters Upperthorpe
Service area South Yorkshire
Service type Bus services
Community transport
Transport training
Alliance Travel South Yorkshire
Routes 11
Hubs Hillsborough Interchange
Fleet 26 (September 2013)
Website www.sheffieldct.co.uk

Sheffield Community Transport (SCT) is a non-governmental organisation with charitable status which provides transport services in Sheffield. Funding from SPT comes from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Sheffield City Council, South Yorkshire Objective 1 programme, Yorkshire Forward, Coalfields Regeneration Trust and others.

In October 2007, SCT became the lead body for Community Transport in South Yorkshire, bringing together community transport operations in Barnsley, Doncaster and Rotherham as well as three smaller schemes in Sheffield.

Projects

The Mobility Management project promotes closer operational co-operation and aims to provide a more coherent offer to passengers across South Yorkshire, e.g. by standardising fares for the different services. All new vehicles and some of the existing ones have the same ‘Door-to-door’ livery as part of the Travel South Yorkshire brand.

SCT works with SYPTE to develop a package of transport related measures designed to assist the economic regeneration of the sub-region. One example of this is the South Yorkshire Wheels to Work project. Funding partners include Yorkshire Forward and Coalfields Regeneration Trust for employment opportunities where public transport doesn’t exist at the right times or locations.

SCT is an approved centre for the new EU Driver Certificate of Professional Competence. The qualification is a requirement for all new and existing PCV drivers.

SCT also provides minibus training in the form of MiDAS (Minibus Drivers Awareness Scheme). This is a national scheme that has been in operation for over 10 years. It offers training on the laws regarding minibus driving for people who work in the voluntary sector, along with a driving assessment.

Hillsborough Hub

In 2007 SCT were operating three services that served Hillsborough Interchange, routes 31, 266 and 267. In 2008 it won the contract to operate routes 61 and 62 though it lost the contract to operate routes 266 and 267. Also in 2008 it introduced two new routes, S6 to Wisewood which closely mirrors First South Yorkshire's route 13 north of Hillsborough and diverted one of the two 31s each hour via the Langsett Estate to cater for the demand there due to service 201 ceasing to run between Stocksbridge and Sheffield city centre.

In early 2009 SCT introduced new route S6A which closely mirrors First South Yorkshire's route 14 north of Hillsborough.

As at October 2013 11 services were operated.[1]

Fleet

As at September 2013 the fleet consisted of 26 buses.[2]

See also

References

  1. ^ Bus services Sheffield Community Transport
  2. ^ Sheffield Community Transport Sheffield Omnibus Enthusiasts Society 11 September 2013

External links

  • Sheffield Community Transport website
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