Sheffield Interchange
Sheffield Interchange UK.png
General information
Other namesCentral Bus Station, Pond Street
LocationPond Square, Sheffield City Centre
Sheffield
Coordinates53°22′52″N 1°27′52″W / 53.38119°N 1.46451°W / 53.38119; -1.46451Coordinates: 53°22′52″N 1°27′52″W / 53.38119°N 1.46451°W / 53.38119; -1.46451
Operated bySouth Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority
Bus stands33
Bus operatorsFirst South Yorkshire, Hulleys of Baslow, National Express, Powell's Bus, Stagecoach East Midlands, Stagecoach Yorkshire, TM Travel
ConnectionsSheffield station National Rail Sheffield Supertram (660 ft (200 m))
Construction
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
History
Opened1936

Sheffield Interchange is the main bus station in central Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. The facility is served by buses operating across the Sheffield region, as well as National Express coaches that connect Sheffield with destinations across the United Kingdom.

The Interchange is located on the eastern side of Sheffield City Centre on Pond Street. The majority of bus stands at the Interchange are inside the dedicated Interchange building, although there are five additional bus stands located at the roadside on Flat Street opposite the Interchange building. At the northern end of Flat Street is Fitzalan Square tram stop, which serves all four Sheffield Supertram routes. A short distance away via a signposted covered walkway is Sheffield station, providing train services to locations across the country. A short walk to the west of Sheffield Interchange is Arundel Gate Interchange, the city centre's second bus station, largely serving inner city routes.

Built into the Interchange is a building known as the Archway Centre, which contains a Travel South Yorkshire Customer Service Desk, WHSmith, DJ’s Cafe, Ticket Kiosks, Public Toilets and Waiting Facilities.

History

Sheffield Interchange
Sheffield Interchange

Sheffield Interchange was opened in 1936 as Pond Street bus station. Covered accommodation was built in 1956, replacing the collection of open-air bus stops. From 8 October 1960, the bus station ceased to share its accommodation with the Sheffield Tramway as the light rail network was closed. Work began on the reconstruction of the bus station in the early 1990s, and it was renamed Sheffield Interchange. A large section of the Interchange was demolished in the early 2000s, owing to under-use; this was subsequently redeveloped, and the area is now home to the Digital Campus.

Present

As well as containing 33 bus stands, Sheffield Interchange also has an information desk, public toilets and a WHSmith store within the Archway Centre, the main building. There is also a coach passenger waiting area and a cafe next to the coach stands. The Interchange is integrated with the city's railway station by way of a signposted covered walkway between the two; it is a short walk from the city centre and the nearest Supertram stop (Fitzalan Square/Ponds Forge).

Services

As of January 2021, the stand allocation is:

Stand Route Destination
A1 252 Crystal Peaks Sheffield Supertram Bus interchange     
A2 56 Nether Edge     
A3 41 Dyke Vale Road     
A4 7, 8, 8a Crystal Peaks Sheffield Supertram Bus interchange     
A5 120 Halfway Sheffield Supertram     
B1 57 Stocksbridge     
86 Chapeltown National Rail     
B2 18 Hillsborough Sheffield Supertram Bus interchange     
32, 32a Firth Park (circular)     
135 Rotherham National Rail Sheffield Supertram Bus interchange     
B3 29 Holmfirth     
B4 53 Mansfield National Rail Bus interchange     
B5 50, 50a, 50b Chesterfield Bus interchange     
80a Chesterfield Bus interchange     
B6 9a Manor Top Sheffield Supertram Bus interchange     
C1 65 Meadowhall National Rail Sheffield Supertram Bus interchange     
X78 Doncaster National Rail Bus interchange     
C2 X17 Barnsley National Rail Bus interchange     
C3 56 Wybourn     
C4 no services allocated
C5 73, 74a, X74 Rotherham National Rail Sheffield Supertram Bus interchange     
208 Whiston     
A1 Meadowhall National Rail Sheffield Supertram Bus interchange     
C6 216 Laughton Common     
X5, X55 Dinnington Bus interchange     
X54 Harthill     
D1 stand no longer exists
D2 65 Buxton National Rail Bus interchange     
271, 272 Castleton     
D3 218 Bakewell     
257, 258 Bakewell     
256 Castleton     
X71 Bakewell     
via Woodseats, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield Bus interchange, Brampton and Baslow (Hulleys)
D4 X17 Matlock Bus interchange     
D5 no services allocated
D6 95, 95a Walkley     
E1 National Express intercity coach services
E2
E3
E4 rail replacement bus services from Sheffield station National Rail Sheffield Supertram
E5
E6
FS1 2 Barnsley National Rail Bus interchange     
FS2 95, 95a Meadowhall National Rail Sheffield Supertram Bus interchange     
FS3 43, 44 Chesterfield Bus interchange     
FS4 120 Fulwood     
FS5 no services allocated

Coach services

Sheffield Interchange also has several dedicated coach stands (E1 to E6) which are used by services beginning and terminating at the interchange, as well as several others which are passing through. Stand E1 is the primary pick up/drop off point and this is where the National Express office is located. This should not be confused with the Ticket Office, which is located in the Archway Centre. Sheffield Interchange is also served by a limited number of Stagecoach Express coach routes, as well as other lesser known coach operators. National Express, the primary user, uses the interchange for the following routes:[1][2][3]

Route Start End Via Operator
132 Bradford Nottingham Leeds, Meadowhall, Sheffield Skills Coaches
465 Huddersfield London Halifax, Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield, Barnsley, Meadowhall, Sheffield, Chesterfield, Mansfield, Nottingham, Leicester, Watford Gap, Golders Green, Marble Arch Stagecoach Yorkshire
560 Barnsley or Doncaster London Rotherham, Meadowhall, Sheffield, Meadowhead, Chesterfield, Milton Keynes, Golders Green, Marble Arch Stagecoach Yorkshire and Clarkes of London
564 Halifax London Huddersfield, Mirfield, Dewsbury, Wakefield, Meadowhall, Sheffield, Meadowhead, Chesterfield, Milton Keynes, Golders Green, Marble Arch Stagecoach Yorkshire
907 Birmingham Bradford Sheffield, Meadowhall, Leeds Stotts Coaches

Bibliography

References

  1. ^ "Coach Timetables for Halifax, Huddersfield, Barnsley, Sheffield & London" (PDF). National Express Coaches. National Express. March 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009.
  2. ^ "Coach Timetables for Bradford, Leeds and Sheffield to Heathrow & Gatwick" (PDF). National Express Coaches. National Express. March 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009.
  3. ^ "National Express Coach Timetables for Sheffield". Travel Search/National Express Coaches. Carl Berry. March 2009. Retrieved 16 August 2009.