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Not seen this before so I need educating!

An bus enquiry desk building thing right outside Sheffield Midland Train Station?

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Old Phart

It was the bus enquiry office, you can see it from the other side in this pic:

 

 

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Sheffield History
2 hours ago, Old Phart said:

It was the bus enquiry office, you can see it from the other side in this pic:

 

 

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Ah yeah! Thank you!

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Voldy
On 13/05/2020 at 22:46, Sheffield History said:

97061206_3583423571684186_708973571560439808_o.jpg

Not seen this before so I need educating!

An bus enquiry desk building thing right outside Sheffield Midland Train Station?

The two AEC Regent buses joined the fleet in 1936 and stayed in service for 12 to 14 years. A  late war-years Utility bodied, (probably Daimler) is the other bus which would have survived until the mid-fifties. Number 31 is shown here on the Inner Circular route 8/9.

Around this time,immediate post-war years, it was the practice to advertise that 'Special' buses would meet certain Rail Excursion trains (with a late return time) to help passengers to get home. If I remember correctly there was a standard fare of 6d and Inspectors would tell passengers which of the waiting vehicles to board. When all the vehicles were ready to leave the drivers would then set off to the districts allocated to his bus, so your day could end up on a 'Mystery Tour'  before you eventually got home!

The date of the photo (if not already known) could be mid-1946/47or 48 ,  any offers?                                                                                                                                

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On 13/05/2020 at 22:46, Sheffield History said:

97061206_3583423571684186_708973571560439808_o.jpg

Not seen this before so I need educating!

An bus enquiry desk building thing right outside Sheffield Midland Train Station?

I'm sure they mainly did rail enquiries. In the 50's I would regularly go inside to pick up interesting rail excursion leaflets as there was a rack full of them or to buy a regional timetable. Several of the Joint Omnibus Committee routes terminated at the station and so, no doubt, they would also do some bus enquiries.

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