BARNSLEY BUS USERS SHAPE BETTER CONNECTIONS
Bus users in Barnsley continue to help shape better connections to education and employment, as Barnsley Bus Partnership plans service changes in response to customer feedback.
Minor timetable changes to Stagecoach service 67/67a (Barnsley – Wombwell) aim to improve access to schools. The 67a will leave Barnsley five minutes earlier at 6.55am as service 67, departing Allots Corner at 7.25am, meaning pupils from Jump and Hemingfield travelling to Netherwood School arrive in Wombwell 10 minutes earlier.
The 67a timetable will run 10 minutes earlier from 7.50am, meaning pupils from Pilley travelling to Kirk Balk School in Hoyland will arrive at 8.40am.
Changes will also be made to Stagecoach service 226 (Barnsley – Thurnscoe) which will run 4 minutes later at 8.13pm for employees at Manvers ending evening shifts, and to the 6.47am 67 service which will leave from Wombwell at 6.37am to assist employees at XPO logistics.
Information about the service changes, which will take place from 27 February 2017, is available online at travelsouthyorkshire.com, at bus stops, in interchanges and on board buses.
It builds on the new timetables, routes and tickets brought in across the Borough on 29 January by Barnsley Bus Partnership – made up of local bus companies, Barnsley Council and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive – to offer coordinated, integrated and sustainable services.
January’s changes followed public consultation with communities and councillors in Summer 2016 that saw 1,162 people give their views. The Partnership aims to encourage more people to try the bus for some of their journeys, to ease traffic congestion and improve air quality in the town.