Have your say on bus service changes


Published 5 February 2024 at 1:30pm

The region’s bus operators, together with South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) are consulting on proposed changes to some bus services from Sunday 7 April.

Consultations will be taking place on the commercial services run by First as well as those supported financially by SYMCA.

Both consultations will open on Monday 5 and close on Thursday 15 February.

South Yorkshire’s Mayor, Oliver Coppard, has had feedback about the bus network from hundreds of South Yorkshire’s residents, through his Fair Deal campaign. The Mayor held nearly 30 public meetings and replied to hundreds of emails and letters following recent rounds of changes. 

Through the Enhanced Partnership Forum, the Combined Authority has also fed residents’ concerns to the operators, local authority representatives and employers, and the operators have identified changes that they feel would improve specific local services and address some of the more acute needs that residents have raised. 

Members of the public are now being encouraged to have their say on proposed changes to First South Yorkshire’s commercial network and can find out more information and provide feedback at firstbus.co.uk/south-yorkshire/news-and-service-updates/have-your-say.

SYMCA is also seeking views on proposed changes to its tendered bus services. Details of the services affected and how to give feedback can be found at travelsouthyorkshire.com/April2024.

The proposals include:
•    minor timetable changes to address punctuality issues
•    some improvements in service frequency and routes 
•    improved access to employment and local amenities.
Bus operators will consider and review all feedback with SYMCA to agree any changes needed before the final network plan is implemented from Sunday 7 April.


Notes to Editors

Travel South Yorkshire is the public transport brand of South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA). SYMCA operates transport interchanges at Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, as well as Park & Ride sites and other mini-interchanges at key locations.

Find out more at travelsouthyorkshire.com 

About the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority

Led by Mayor of South Yorkshire Oliver Coppard, we bring together the local authorities of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield and the private sector through our Business Advisory Board. 
The Mayor and MCA have a shared purpose to create a stronger, greener, fairer South Yorkshire. We work together to unlock the potential of our people, businesses and places and ensure they prosper.

Find out more at southyorkshire-ca.gov.uk. 


Last Updated: 05/02/2024

Published In: Transport, Mayor, Active Travel, Featured

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