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The Arundel Gate Bus Gate is Now Operational

The bus gate on the northbound carriageway of Arundel Gate is now operational. The bus gate will limit vehicular traffic travelling northbound along Arundel Gate between the Novotel Hotel junction and Norfolk Street. The bus gate will only allow buses, coaches, registered hackney carriages and private hire taxis and cyclists to pass through.

Installing a bus gate here will provide increased public transport priority to ease congestion and support faster journey times.

The bus gate has been implemented through an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO). This is now live and a statutory consultation period has begun, you can now make formal comments on the scheme as part of the statutory consultation process. Please check the webpage for information on how to make formal comments on the scheme as part of the statutory consultation process.

Enforcement cameras are located at the bus gate and unauthorised vehicles, such as private cars, will now be charged for going through the bus gate; registered keepers of unauthorised vehicles using the bus gate will be issued with a fixed penalty charge notice. Warning signs and direction signs for routes to avoid the bus gate have been installed to ensure people are aware of it and have the opportunity to avoid it.

If you have any questions, you can get in touch with the Connecting Sheffield engagement team using the following channels:


Freephone: 0808 196 5105

Post: FREEPOST Connecting SHF

You can find out more on our website where there is more information and regular updates:

Posted on 20th March 2023

by Sheffield City Council

Arundel Gate Bus Gate Update

Thank you to everyone who sent in comments and feedback as part of the Arundel Gate bus gate pre-implementation consultation. We have been considering the feedback received on an ongoing basis.

Although this phase of consultation has now closed, we have now launched a statutory consultation as the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) went live on Monday 27th February 2023. This consultation will be open for six months.

Please check the webpage for information on how to make formal comments on the scheme as part of the statutory consultation process.

Installation of the bus gate

You may have noticed that works to install the bus gate have now begun on Arundel Gate, including some overnight working and road closures. For more information and updates, please keep an eye on our website.

Posted on 6th March 2023

by Sheffield City Council

Arundel Gate Bus Gate

Thank you to everyone who has sent in comments and feedback on the Arundel Gate Bus Gate pre-implementation consultation so far.

If you have not already done so, please do share your feedback on the bus gate via the online feedback form. You have until the Monday 27 February 2023 to submit your views.

Once the bus gate has been installed, a further period of statutory consultation will follow – this will be part of the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) process. This period of consultation will last for 18 months. All feedback received throughout the pre-implementation consultation, as well as the statutory consultation process, will be considered before a decision is made on whether the bus gate will be retained. More information on how to give feedback during the ETRO consultation will be posted on this website in due course. Please check our website for further details from Monday 27 February.

Posted on 17th February 2023

by Sheffield City Council

Consultation on enforcing moving traffic offences now live

Sheffield City Council has been given the opportunity from Central Government to apply for new powers to help make our roads safer and more reliable. We already have some of these powers, such as the enforcement of bus, taxi and tram gates, which have proved successful in managing the highway network over a number of years. The chance of having more of these types of powers will ultimately allow us to have more control over illegal manoeuvres to further help our ambition to improve road safety and congestion.

Ahead of applying for new powers for the enforcement of Traffic Management Act 2004 – Part 6, Sheffield City Council is seeking residents’ views on a number of proposed locations where moving traffic regulations could be enforced by the Authority.

You can find out more and complete the questionnaire by clicking here:

The consultation is open until the 31st December 2022.

Posted on 11th November 2022

by Sheffield City Council

Update to Crookes and Walkley Active Neighbourhood - October 2022

Based on traffic monitoring and public feedback received on the Crookes and Walkley Active Neighbourhood measures which have been implemented so far throughout the trial period, the engineers have worked on a full update to the measures in conjunction with ward councillors and are now able to provide an update on the scheme to residents and businesses.

Please visit this link to view the updates and provide your feedback on the feedback form at the bottom of the webpage:

Posted on 26th October 2022

by Sheffield City Council

New Sheffield Connect city centre bus service

A new bus service connecting 12 stops in and around Sheffield City Centre has launched today, providing residents and visitors the opportunity to hop onto the bus from the train, tram or other bus services. The buses will be available 7 days a week to cover the main shopping times and when footfall is highest, with a regular service throughout the day.

Councillor Terry Fox, Leader of Sheffield City Council, said:

‘This service will be a huge asset to the city. I know it’s something our city centre businesses and the public have been waiting for and I’m really pleased to say it’s here. With the cost of living crisis and well-publicised issues with public transport, we’re taking action into our own hands, putting Sheffield first to provide much-needed transport for those who really need it.

‘Access in and around the city will be much easier. We’ve ensured the bus is fully accessible with priority disabled seating at the front and the service has been designed with air quality and Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in mind. It will provide a safe route for travellers while the improvement works are going on in our city centre.

‘It will help support active travel into the city and make a real difference to those who work, live in, and visit Sheffield’

To make sure the service started running as soon as possible, a Diesel Euro VI bus is being used first, followed by an electric bus once the funding is confirmed. The Diesel vehicle is compliant with the Clean Air Zone.

Following consultation, the £200k spend for this, agreed in May 2022, will come from the Council’s Share of the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority’s “Mayor’s Sustainable Transport Fund”.

The route and timetable could adapt over time as Sheffield City Council monitors passenger numbers to determine how the service is working for everyone. Expansion to other destinations will be considered in line with city centre developments and feedback from businesses and the community.

The planned route has 12 stops and will be free to people with a valid travel pass, or £1 without a pass:

  • Sheffield Interchange
  • Fitzalan Square
  • The Theatres, Norfolk Street
  • Town Hall Square, Surrey Street
  • Pinfold Street
  • West Street CH3
  • Carver Street CA1
  • Rockingham Street RS2
  • Moor Market, Cumberland Street
  • Moorhead, Eyre Street
  • Hallam University, Furnival Street
  • Sheffield Station, Paternoster Row
  • South Pennines Community Transport will operate the service.

    View the Sheffield Connect route and timetable

    Posted on 1st August 2022

    by Sheffield City Council