RESIDENTS and businesses are being asked to give their thoughts on the council’s plans to improve two local train stations.

The proposed works will improve accessibility and make connectivity for pedestrians and cyclists easier at the Darton and Elsecar stations, and have received support from the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) and the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF).

Coun Robert Frost, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, said: “We need to make sure we continue to improve transport infrastructure in Barnsley so we can continue to grow our economy and create more jobs, while at the same time working towards a greener future to protect our borough and our planet for future generations.

“We want these station improvements to enhance the experience of residents and visitors travelling by rail, either for work or leisure, making travel a better experience for everyone.

“These improvements are all part of our commitment to active travel and supporting people to cycle and walk to their destination wherever possible.”

Consultations are open online for the public to have their say until June 26 by visiting

There are also two in-person consultation events available to attend, at Elsecar Heritage Centre on June 14 12.30pm to 7.30pm, or at The Darton Centre on June 16, 9.30am to 4.30pm.