Walking. There are many nice walks around the station e.g. Ecclesall Woods. So if you live near the station and have the time why not combine your journey with a nice walk. The NHS advice on walking says “Walking is simple, free and one of the easiest ways to get more active, lose weight and become healthier.” Walkit.com is a website which can help you find a walking route to/from the station.
Sheffield City walking pages provides a number of ideas about walking routes and groups in Sheffield.
Cycling. There is a covered cycle shelter in the Park and Ride near to the entrance to the platform. There are no lock and chains provided so please bring your own. The NHS advice on cycling says “Cycling is one of the easiest ways to fit exercise into your daily routine because it's also a form of transport. Cycling also saves you money, gets you fit, helps the environment.”
Sheffield City Council have produced information for cyclists in the city. This provides information on routes, coaching, borrowing bikes etc.
Paper versions of the Sheffield Cycle map are available free from the Central Library or the Sheffield Visitor Information Centre on Surrey Street, next to the entrance to the Winter Gardens. The information centre will send you a copy if you ask them.
Four on line versions of the cycle map covering different parts of the city are available on the Sheffield City cycle map page.
Cyclestreets.net is a site which provides cycling routes in many cities including Sheffield and the surrounding areas. It will provide three routes (fastest, quietest and balanced) for each journey showing the distances, journey time, metres climbed, turn by turn directions etc. A GPS file can be produced if required.
Travelling with your bike on the Train. Many operators allow you to take your bike onto the train. For instance Northern say “Most of our trains can take up to two bikes, subject to space being available. Folded bikes can be taken on trains as luggage without restrictions. For further details please contact our Customer Experience Centre or see our Passenger’s Charter”.
East Midlands trains require you to book you bike on the Liverpool to Norwich(which is the one which calls at D&T) and the Sheffield to London services.
TP Express have two cycle spaces per train but advise you to book in advance.
National Rail have produced a Cycling by train 2016 leaflet which lists general information on travelling with a bike and the reservation policies of each operator in the country.
National Rail have recently introduced Plusbike information pages which provides a one stop site for planning a rail journey with a cycle with any of the operators. Plusbike includes cycle parking and facilities at stations, cycle hire schemes, carriage rules specific to your journey and reservation details.
Mobility Scooters. Northern say “Mobility scooters that can be folded and carried on board (similar to a piece of luggage) can travel on our trains. Unfortunately we are unable to accept any other type of mobility scooter for safety reasons.” For other operators please refer to there websites for details.
Bus. There are frequent bus services which pass the station on Abbeydale Road South, these include 97, 98 and 218. Timetables and maps are available at SYPTE timetable site, here is a summary:-
- service 97 and 98 runs from Hillsborough through the city centre out past D&T station. The 97 carries on to Totley and the 98 goes to Totley Brook. During the day Monday to Friday, there are 3 buses an hour in each direction on each service. The service runs throughout the day starting before 06:00 and finishing after midnight. There are also frequent services on Saturdays and Sundays. Totley service 97 timetable can be accessed here. Totley Brook service 98 timetable is here.
- service 218 runs from Sheffield Interchange past the station out through Totley and on to Baslow and Bakewell. During the day Monday to Friday there are 2 buses an hour in each direction, one of these an hour calls at Chatsworth. The service runs throughout the day but there are few buses before 09:00 and after 18:00. There are also frequent services on Saturdays and Sundays. Bakewell service 218 timetable can be accessed here.
- SYPTE Derbyshire Peak District Guide provides a useful timetable and route map of the trains and buses which run between Sheffield and Derbyshire
Car. There is a Park and Ride, for use of train travellers, which has space for 129 cars. These spaces fill up quickly during the working week but there are usually several spaces at weekends and bank holidays. There is a Drop Off and Pick Up Point in the Park and Ride near to the entrance to the Platform.
Taxi. There is a drop off and pick up point in the Park and Ride near the entrance to the platform which can be used by taxis.