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25 Aug 2016
Buses at the double for popular Barnsley service
Bus operator Stagecoach Yorkshire is increasing capacity on a popular Barnsley route to cater for growing demand.
From 7 September, Stagecoach will be introducing bigger buses on services 57 and 59 which operate between Barnsley, Monk Bretton, Carlton, Royston and Wakefield.
Double decker vehicles will replace the current single deckers on most journeys, boosting capacity after the operator saw growth of 2% over the last year on the route. Over a million passenger journeys were made on the services last year.
The vehicles are low-floor, offering easy access for passengers travelling in a wheelchair or with a buggy.
John Young, commercial director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “Services 57 and 59 have grown in popularity over the last few years. The introduction of the double deckers is designed to cater for this increased demand and will provide our customers with a more comfortable journey experience.
“The route is very popular, particularly with school pupils, college students and football fans, and by replacing the single deckers with bigger buses, we will significantly expand capacity as part of our commitment to continually improve the customer experience.”
It comes after Stagecoach announced the launch of nine new Enviro400 MMC (major model change) double decker buses on service 66 which operates between Barnsley, Hoyland and Elsecar.