CHANGES are being made to a Barnsley bus service following feedback from passengers.

After listening to customer requests and meeting with local councillors, Stagecoach is altering the route of its number 26.

The service will serve Illsley Road, Morrison Road, Bly Road, Roundwood Way and Upperwood Road giving local residents a direct link into Wombwell.

Stagecoach had changed the route in July as part of a regular review designed to ensure services are punctual, reliable and convenient.

Rupert Cox, commercial director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: "Customer service is something that we take very seriously at Stagecoach and feedback from passengers is regularly used to shape our networks.

"After taking on board comments from members of the public and discussing the options with local councillors, we’re really pleased to be introducing this route change."

Stagecoach is also making minor changes to routes 217 and 218 in Bolton upon Dearne. The 218 will serve Billingley View and Carr Field Lane, instead of the 217, thereby reverting back to the route operated before July 2013.

The changes will come into effect from Saturday, October 26.