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New Bus Services Announced For Shafton ALC

Monday January 9 2012




A RAFT of new bus services have been announced to serve the new £32 million school for Shafton.

Shafton ALC replaces Priory School at Lundwood and Willowgarth High School in Grimethorpe and will have 1,600 students as well as running community events.

The new services, launched this week by Stagecoach, include:
436 from Shafton ALC to Grimethorpe (Nancy Crescent) in the afternoon only.
458 and 459 will operate between Shafton ALC to Kendray and Ardsley in the morning and afternoon.
460, 461 and 462 will operate from Wakefield Road via Monk Bretton to Shafton ALC in the morning and afternoon, with the 460 starting from New Lodge and the 461 from Wakefield Road.
455 has been amended to link Shafton to Shafton ALC
456 and 457 to link Cudworth to Shafton ALC.


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Reply Posted by Kkristina123 on Monday January 9 2012 at 16:31
Is there any going through brierley

Reply Posted by guest on Monday January 9 2012 at 17:13
what about buses for other schools some people have to get several buses and then walk from stop to school what makes this one so special?

Reply Posted by Tslly on Monday January 9 2012 at 17:43
give them buses and take them off other schools like st micks

Reply Posted by Bob on Monday January 9 2012 at 19:21
Because its on a main frigging road! It's too dangerous to make kids walls from stop to stop!
They nded buses! You fool!

Reply Posted by Jillian Butler on Monday January 9 2012 at 21:08
they left it a bit late to let parents know

Reply Posted by Jan on Tuesday January 10 2012 at 18:02
if you knew where the school was you would see how dangerous the road is the entrance is straight of the roundabout and its a 40 mile speed limit the buses are not allowed in to the school

Reply Posted by Buster on Thursday February 23 2012 at 16:02
All Stagecoach buses with three numbers beginning with a 4 are designated school buses.
All the buses mentioned above go into the school and also certain normally numbered buses at particular times.
The school entrances and roadways are patrolled by school staff.
There is a central pedestrian refuge on Collier Rd in front of the school to break up the width of road to be crossed.
One problem I see is that at turning out time, some school kids make their way to the bus stop at Dards pub. To get there they put themselves at risk by going along a narrow stretch of cobblestones, spilling out onto the road. This is between Dards and the top roundabout of Collier Rd.
The attached photo was taken across the road from Dards, with the roundabout at the top. On the left is a normal width pavement. On the right is the narrow stretch of pointed cobbles. You can see how groups of kids would be in danger on those cobbles from passing vehicles.
These are kids for Cudworth, Lundwood and Cundy Cross.

Reply Posted by steve on Monday March 4 2013 at 19:14
does anyone know if there is any plans for a bus route to incorporate the new housing developments in wath on manvers way to ALC?

Reply Posted by steve on Monday March 4 2013 at 19:14
does anyone know if there is any plans for a bus route to incorporate the new housing developments in wath on manvers way to ALC?