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New look bus service to connect city passengers with countryside

19 Jul 2018

A new look scenic bus service connecting Sheffield with the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales is set to be launched by operator Stagecoach Yorkshire.


From Saturday 22 July, Stagecoach will be introducing the 65 Service between Sheffield and Buxton.


The 65 route will serve Buxton, Millers Dale, Litton, Tideswell, Eyam, Stoney Middleton, Grindleford, Fox House Inn, Ecclesall Road, Sheffield City Centre and Sheffield Interchange before extending - for the first time – to Meadowhall Retail Park, the flyDSA Arena, Meadowhall Shopping Centre and IKEA.


It will give walkers, cyclists, climbers and tourist access to attractions including the Monsal Trail at Millers Dale and Tideswell’s famous fourteenth century church of St John the Baptist known as the ‘Cathedral of the Peak’.


Service 65 will also serve the picturesque village of Eyam, popular Peak picnic spot Padley Gorge and the National Trust’s Longshaw Estate.


Matt Davies, Managing Director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “The new service is ideal for passengers heading into the countryside or enjoying outdoors activities in the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales.


“It has been carefully designed to allow people to leave the car at home and ‘Go explore’ the beautiful destinations on our doorstep.”


Service 65 will operate seven days a week.


Return tickets can be used on the Hulley’s of Baslow service 66 between Buxton and Calver.


English National Concessionary Travel Scheme passes are valid for free travel after 9.30am on weekdays and all day on Saturdays and Sundays.


Explorer day tickets (£6.50) and Megarider Gold weekly tickets (£22) will provide unlimited travel on the 65 service, as well as the whole of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire with Stagecoach including the Sheffield Supertram.


A child version is available for passengers aged five to 15 years old priced at £4.30 and a family of up to two adults and three children can travel all day for just £11.


Stagecoach Sheffield Megarider, Dayrider and Student tickets can be purchased and are valid on service 65 between Fox House and Meadowhall.


Contactless payments are accepted on all Stagecoach services.