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Taxis

Plenty of them about, more so at night, they take you right to your door/lecture building, but the meter does start at £2.60 during the day and £3.10 in the evenings - ie make sure that you have a few people in to make it worth while.

From the Train Station to The Edge (Endcliffe Village) Black Cab will cost you about £7.50

Buses

Definitely the best option up Broomhill during term time.


From Broomhill (Endcliffe and Ranmoor Student Villages) to the University and the City Centre:


Route 120: (First and Stagecoach) Showing: HALFWAY, CRYSTAL PEAKS or CITY CENTRE. £1 student single fare available on both First and Stagecoach buses.



It can be caught from any stops on Fulwood Road and turns right at the HSBC / The York traffic lights at the Eurospar. It will go down Glossop Road, past Royal Hallamshire Hospital, and drop you at the corner of Glossop Road / Clarkson Street (outside Bar One), then goes straight over the tram lines, and can be stopped at the corner of West Street / Mappin Street for the Management / Economics St George's Complex.

The service keeps going until it turns right at Leopold Street for the shops on Fargate and stops on the top of the Moor shopping area. It turns left onto Furnival Gate and it will turn left at the roundabout and take a detour around Arundal Gate, Angel Street, Waingate and Pond Street before stopping at Sheffield Interchage for Sheffield Railway Station and then it will continue towards the respective destinations.


Route 123 (Stagecoach): Showing: CRYSTAL PEAKS or CITY CENTRE £1 student single fare available on this route.

It can be caught from the bus stop in front of Ranmoor Village on Fulwood Road. The bus turns right onto Endcliffe Vale Road for Endcliffe Village and left onto Clarkson Street. It continues and turns left onto Newbound Lane and right at the Rutland Hotel onto Glossop Road past the Hallamshire Hospital. It turns left onto Clarkson Street and right onto Western Bank and drops you off in front of the Alfred Denny Building. It turns right at the Brook Hill (University) Roundabout and left onto Leavygreave Road and right onto Gell Street where it can be stopped in front of the University Health Service. It then turns left onto Glossop Road which turns into West Street and can be stopped at the corner of West Street / Mappin Street for the Management / Economics St George's Complex and continues on the 120 route.


51: (First): Showing CHARNOCK. £1 student single fare.

This can be caught from corner of Manchester / Fulwood Road opposite Broomhill Post Office or outside the RBS on Whitham Road.

It continues down Whitham Road onto Western Bank going past Weston Park Hospital and Children's Hospital. This can be stopped just outside the Weston Park or in front of the Arts Tower. The bus continues down Western Bank onto Brook Hill (University) Roundabout and then turns right onto Mappin Street for St Georges / Mappin Street Complex then turns left onto West Street.

The service keeps going until it turns right at Leopold Street for the shops on Fargate and stops on the top of the Moor shopping area. It turns left and make a U tern at the Furnival Gate roundabout and continues towards Charnock.

Route 52: (First and Stagecoach): Showing WOODHOUSE or CITY CENTRE £1 student single fare available on both First and Stagecoach buses.

This can be caught from RBS Whitham Road or any stops on Crookes Road.

It continues down Whitham Road onto Western Bank going past Weston Park Hospital and Children's Hospital. This can be stopped just outside the Weston Park or in front of the Alfred Denny Building. It turns right at the Brook Hill (University) Roundabout and left onto Leavygreave Road and right onto Gell Street where it can be stopped in front of the University Health Service. It then turns left onto Glossop Road which turns into West Street and can be stopped at the corner of West Street / Mappin Street for the Management / Economics St George's Complex.

The service keeps going until it turns right at Leopold Street for the shops on Fargate and stops on the top of the Moor shopping area. It turns left onto Furnival Gate and will turn left at the roundabout and go onto Arundal Gate and onto Waingate outside Castle Market and continue towards Woodhouse.


From the City Centre and the University towards Broomhill (for Endcliffe and Ranmoor Student Villages)

120 (First and Stagecoach): Showing: FULWOOD CRIMICAR LANE or HALLAMSHIRE HOSPITAL £1 student single fare available on both First and Stagecoach buses.


Stagecoach Buses to HALLAMSHIRE HOSPITAL will terminate at the Hallamshire Hospital before reaching Broomhill

In the City Centre it can be caught from the Sheffield Interchange, Pond Street, High Street (outside McDonald's) or any stops on West Street. From the University it can be caught on the corner of Glossop Road / Clarkson Street (Outside Bar One).

The bus will continue up Glossop Road past the Royal Hallamshire Hospital. It drop you off at Broomhill shops outside Lloyds TSB. It then turns left at the Eurospar and go up Fulwood Road, with numerous stops along there including Endcliffe Crescent (for Endcliffe Student Village), one at the top of Endcliffe Vale Road (for Ranmoor Student Village or some Endcliffe Village Flats). The service continues to towards Fulwood.



51: (First): Showing LODGE MOOR, £1 student single fare available on this route.

In the City Centre it can be caught from Eyre Street (outside the Plug Nightclub), High Street (outside McDonald's) or City Hall bus stop on West Street. From the University it can be caught on Brook Hill / Broad Lane for St.George's and Mappin Complex and outside the Hicks Building on Western Bank.

It continues up Western Bank past Children's Hospital and Weston Park Hospital, Whitham Road and can be stopped opposite the RBS or at Manchester Road / Fulwood Road Junction when it turns right. It continues toward Crosspool.

52: (First and Stagecoach) Showing HILLSBOROUGH or CROOKES: £1 student single fare available on both First and Stagecoach buses.

In the City Centre it can be caught from the Castle Market, High Street (outside HSBC Bank) or any bus stop on West Street. From the University it can be caught outside the Hicks Building on Western Bank.

It continues up Western Bank past Children's Hospital and Weston Park Hospital, Whitham Road however CANNOT be stopped outside the RBS however can be stopped on Crookes Road / Whitham Road junction after turning right by Broomhill Shops. It continues up Crookes Road and can be stopped on any bus stops on Crookes Road and continue towards Walkley via Northfield Road then Walkley Lane towards Hillsborough.

There is a student tickets for FIRST bus services which is on any STAGECOACH and FIRST SHEFFIELD bus services. This is only by showing a valid UCard or other University affiliated NUS Cards.

Trams

Sheffield Supertram has its own stop at the University of Sheffield.

Luckily for the students it is on the border of the Central Zone, and so travel between University, through the city, for all stops up to and including Sheffield Rail Station / Hallam University or Hyde Park is capped at £1.20.

ALWAYS KEEP YOUR TICKET FOR THE DURATION OF YOUR JOURNEY - Inspectors do come round and CAN force you to buy another if you can't produce a valid ticket whilst on board

Journeys between University and Meadowhall take 25 minutes.

Blue Route - Halfway to Malin Bridge

If you are heading towards the city centre from University you want the service for HALFWAY, this service also runs to Sheffield Train Station, Granville Road (for Sheffield United), and Crystal Peaks Shopping Centre.

Yellow Route - Middlewood to Meadowhall Interchange You can also take a yellow tram from University, the service for MEADOWHALL is the one you want.

This service also runs to Arena / Don Valley Stadium stop, for Motorpoint Arena (as known as Sheffield Arena), IceSheffield, Don Valley, and English Institute for Sport - also runs to Valley Centertainment for the UGC Cinema, Hollywood Bowl, and various eateries. Carbrook for Meadowhall Retail Park (NOT Meadowhall Shopping Centre), and finally Meadowhall Interchange for the Meadowhall Shopping Centre, and Meadowhall Train / Bus Stations.

With your tickets you are allowed to change trams - so you can catch the Yellow one, into the city, change trams, and then get on a blue one to take the line for the train station (a mistake that many people make is to stay on, and then wonder why they miss their train).

At peak time there is a tram from University of Sheffield stop every 5 minutes on average.

If you are going to be hopping about, or taking a "long-distance" eg Meadowhall or Arena etc, return journey then a DayRider is your best buy, at £3.50 offers unlimited travel for the day on the Supertram and STAGECOACH SHEFFIELD buses; and considering the single from Uni to Meadowhall is £2.10 you can see why not to have to buy one outbound single, and then an inbound single! You could also purchase a Stagecoach Unirider

Trains

Trains from Sheffield offer links to the rest of the country.

To London (St Pancras International), the East Midlands Train services takes between 2 hours 10 minutes to 3 hours. Megatrain is a budget train service that operates on some East Midlands Trains services which offers journeys from £1 (plus 50p booking fee) to or from London, and some intermediate stations such as Leicester and Loughborough.

Services to Manchester Airport / Piccadilly are frequent, at around every 30 minutes, either from East Midlands Trains, or TransPennine Express (direct to the Airport), taking around 50-60 minutes to Piccadilly and extra 20 minutes from Piccadilly to the Airport.

With services to Liverpool Lime Street also offered by East Midlands Trains taking just under 2 hours.

CrossCountry Services to Newcastle are frequent at around every 30 minutes and some continue to Edinburgh (Waveley) and very few continue to Aberdeen or Glasgow (Central) (some travel via Leeds and some via Doncaster). It takes 40 minutes to Leeds, 1 hour to York, 2 hours to Newcastle, 4 hours to Edinburgh, 5 hours to Glasgow, 5 1/2 hours to Dundee and 6 1/2 hours to Aberdeen.

CrossCountry Services to Plymouth are every hour and Reading are every hour as well.


Local long winded services to Leeds and Wakefield are available but stop at the little stations that you see wizz pass on speedy services - better instead to catch a CrossCountry service whose services seem to go everywhere, including Plymouth, Birmingham, Exeter, Edinburgh, Dundee, Newcastle.

Northern Rail do however operate an hourly one-hour fast service to Leeds calling only at Meadowhall, Barnsley, Wakefield Kirkgate and Leeds, and I would suggest you hit these (or the CrossCountries) if you want to maximise your time in Leeds.

Get a Young Persons Railcard if you plan to do a lot of train travel.

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