Buslovers will share knowledge megenai kinds and types of bus tickets in earlier times, since 1968 bus companies have imposed a ticket for bus passengers. The following image is co buslovers bus ticket. In 1968 a new Limited Stop service X68 commenced between Halifax and Sheffield via Huddersfield, with an occasional all-stops and more meandering variant – service 68. This incorporated the former Sheffield and Yorkshire Traction service 68 which had operated just between Huddersfield and Sheffield. The new service was operated jointly by Halifax J.O.C., Huddersfield J.O.C., Sheffield (C-fleet) and Yorkshire Traction, who each provided one vehicle.
This was a much longer route than anything Halifax had operated before, and the Ultimate machines would have had to issue handfuls of multiple tickets to cope with the high fares. Consequently a pair of TIM machines were purchased, carrying serial numbers 1000 and 1001 – one and a spare. Whereas normally each conductor or o-m-o driver had their own Ultimates, the TIM machine stayed with the bus working the 68/X68 all day. I think we operated two trips a day, each with a different driver. To operate every day and to cover for rest days there were three senior drivers allocated to the Sheffield Rota. To make up their daily hours they would work a bit of local service also when they would use their own Ultimates. The TIM’s were not used on any other service, but around 1970 a single Limited Stop morning-peak shortworking was introduced between Halifax and Huddersfield as service X42, before operating the first trip through to Sheffield, and they were used on that also. The X42 became my regular bus to Huddersfield Polytechnic, but it only lasted for a short while. These tickets are probably very rare now.
Photograph and Copy contributed by John Stringer
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