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Stagecoach steps in for rail customers in South Yorkshire on rail strike days

03 Jan 2019

Stagecoach steps in for rail customers in South Yorkshire on rail strike days

Stagecoach Yorkshire has announced that it will be adding extra journeys to its popular X10 and X17 services on Saturdays during the rail strikes in South Yorkshire to ensure customers can still make their important trips.

That means that the X10 between Barnsley and Leeds and the X17 between Barnsley – Meadowhall, Sheffield and Chesterfield will run up to every 30 minutes on all Saturdays when there are rail strikes scheduled, beginning on Saturday 5 January.

Stagecoach’s X10 Express service from Barnsley runs via the motorway into Leeds, through New Lodge, Darton, Kexborough in to Leeds City Bus Station with late night journeys also available on Fridays and Saturdays.

The X10 offers travellers comfortable seats, charging points and free on-board wifi.

The X17 service runs between Matlock, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Meadowhall and Barnsley with free on-board wifi, USB charging and e-leather seating.

Customers can pay for tickets on the services with cash or use Stagecoach’s convenient contactless payment. They can also download the Stagecoach Bus App to buy tickets in advance.

John Young, Commercial Director at Stagecoach said: “With Northern Rail announcing yet more strike action, currently extended to every Saturday in January, we have decided that travellers deserve better.

We’re pleased that we’ve been able to double our frequency on two of our most popular services to help people get around. Hopefully we can help as many people as possible to get to where they need to be.”

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