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08 Sep 2017
Stagecoach Yorkshire has launched a new bus link that better connects shoppers to Fox Valley.
As a result of customer feedback, the leading bus operator has linked the service 57, Sheffield to Stocksbridge, and service 201, Chapeltown to Stocksbridge, to provide direct access to the north Sheffield shopping centre.
The 57 service, which connects Hillsborough, Worrall, Wadsley, Oughtibridge, Deepcar, Stocksbridge and Unsliven Bridge, will continue its route from the final stop as service 201, which will then serve Fox Valley on its journey to Chapeltown.
This service will run at least hourly and will be more frequent during peak times and to employment areas at Chapeltown from Stocksbridge and Deepcar.
Services SL1 and SL1a will continue to provide a link to the Supertram up to every 10 minutes from Manchester Road.
Annabel Plumtree, centre manager at Fox Valley said: “We are delighted that Stagecoach Yorkshire will now be including Fox Valley on their route – we know from the feedback we have had from both shoppers and the staff at the centre that it will be a well-used link.
“We have been keen from the outset to be well connected to public transport so this is great news!”
The centre has recently launched a new Farmers’ Market, which was launched on Saturday 2 September, offering a variety of high quality, locally sourced goods including fresh fruit and vegetables, homemade bread, and artisan cheese. The centre prides itself on hosting a great line up of events throughout the month.
John Young, commercial director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “Following requests from our customers, we are pleased to be able to provide a direct route to Fox Valley, following the linking of service 57 with service 201.
“Whether our customers are travelling for leisure or going to work, this great new travel option ensures that more people in Sheffield are now able to visit this fantastic shopping destination.”
Stagecoach recently introduced a new contactless payments system throughout South Yorkshire and North Derbyshire. The transport operator has also delivered smart ticketing, a new website and smartphone app, and mobile ticketing.
To find out more about Fox Valley visit www.foxvalleysheffield.co.uk.