BUS operator Stagecoach has announced a new service.

Journey times for bus passengers travelling between Barnsley and Penistone will be cut with the launch of a new service.

Stagecoach is introducing service 20 which will operate every hour through the day on Mondays to Saturdays.

From Barnsley Interchange, it will serve Dodworth Road, Dodworth, Silkstone, and then go directly to Penistone using the A628.

It means journey times for passengers travelling between Barnsley and Penistone will be reduced from 40 to 30 minutes.

From Penistone, the bus will return to Barnsley via the new 21 route allowing through journeys between Barnsley and Cubley.

Service 21 will operate every hour through the day on Mondays to Saturdays. From Barnsley Interchange, it will serve Dodworth Road, Dodworth, Silkstone, Silkstone Common, Oxspring, Cubley and Penistone.