10 Jan 2020
Stagecoach has announced changes to some bus services in Chesterfield from 26 January, following customer feedback gathered in October 2019.
John Young, Commercial Director at Stagecoach Yorkshire said: “Feedback from customers about the proposed service changes has given us valuable insight and has helped us refine some of our plans to better serve our customers.
“Some changes are needed to make sure we can ensure the longer term sustainability of the bus services in the area. Increasing congestion is adding to running costs and changes in society, for example less people visiting town centres, is resulting in less customers travelling. We have listened to our customers and worked with local councillors in Chesterfield to help shape the final changes to local buses. We hope we can welcome both existing and new customers to our services for some of their travel needs. Our ticket range has just been simplified, contactless payments are available on all our buses and our new app allows you to track your bus in real time, removing the uncertainty of when your bus will arrive if it is delayed.”
Current services 70, 70a, 71, 71a and 72 which run between Chesterfield, Eckington, Killamarsh, Crystal Peaks and Sheffield are partially replaced by an extended service 80.
The newly extended service 80 will provide customers with a bus up to every half hour between Chesterfield and Chesterfield Royal Hospital at Calow, with one bus an hour extending from there to The Moor in Sheffield, calling at Renishaw, Killamarsh and Crystal Peaks.
The proposal to reroute service 43 to additionally serve Newbold was not popular, so the route will remain unchanged, staying as now. There will still be some changes to the timetable however.
Also following feedback, service 51 will continue to run up to every 20 minutes during the daytime and we are pleased to announce that following discussion with local councillors, some later evening services will additionally serve Grangewood Estate, providing later buses home from Chesterfield.
Other minor changes will be made to improve customer experience on routes 1, 1a, 2b, 44, 50, 55, 56, 74, 77 and the Gold X1 limited stop service to Nottingham.
Full details on all of these changes are online at www.stagecoachbus.com or follow @stagecoachyrks on Twitter.