05 Aug 2022
Stagecoach to run former Powell’s bus services
Stagecoach Yorkshire has announced it is working in conjunction with South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) to maintain a number of South Yorkshire bus services previously operated by Powell’s Bus, after SYMCA confirmed the bus company had ceased operations.
From Monday 8th August Stagecoach Yorkshire will operate service 6 from Sheffield to Millhouses, 61/62 between Hillsborough and Low Bradfield and 201 from Chapeltown to Stocksbridge.
Service 6 will run to the same timetable operated by Powells, as will the 61/62 service on Mondays to Saturdays. The 61/ 62 will no longer run on Sundays.
Service 201 will have a new timetable and slightly different route in Stocksbridge. The larger buses are not able to cross the bridge at Fox Valley, so will use Manchester Road.
Customers that have valid Powell’s bus tickets can continue to use them on the replacement Stagecoach services until 14th August. Customers travelling along other routes in South Yorkshire previously covered by Powell’s Bus services can also travel on Stagecoach services along their route until 14th August.
Matthew Kitchin, managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “I’m proud of the way our staff have responded to this situation and enabled us to act very quickly to maintain these links for passengers.
We are glad that we are able to minimise the disruption to customers and offer alternative routes, either from our current extensive network in South Yorkshire, or the routes that we are taking over from Monday.”
Stagecoach Yorkshire run a number alternative routes which may help customers continue to travel. Customers previously using service 49 can use Stagecoach 219. Customers previously travelling on Powell’s X20 can travel on Stagecoach services 22x and 226 between Barnsley, Wombwell and Manvers, 221 between Doncaster and Mexborough and 218, 218a and 220 between Mexborough and Manvers.
Stagecoach has an online journey planning tool to help customers plan their alternative routes at stagecoachbus.com. Passengers are advised to keep checking the Stagecoach website for up to date service information and timetables.