A HOST of changes are being made to bus services in Barnsley following customers' requests.

From Saturday, October 26, Stagecoach is introducing improvements to seven of its key routes in response to comments from passengers.

On service X19 (Barnsley to Doncaster and Robin Hood Airport) an additional stop will be made on Doncaster Road, Goldthorpe.

The route of service 26 (Barnsley, Grimethorpe, Wombwell and Brampton) bus will be changed in Darfield to improve connections.

In Bolton-on-Dearne, Stagecoach is also changing the route on both service 217 and 218.

The 217 will now run from Canderra Rise, along Carr Head Lane and Thurnscoe Road to Highgate Lane, while the 218 will operate from Canderra Rise, along Billingley View and Carr Field Lane to Prospect Road.

On service 219 )Barnsley, Goldthorpe and Doncaster), the last bus from Barnsley to Great Houghton will extend to Thurnscoe.

Paul Lynch, managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: "We're always looking at ways to improve our network for the benefit of passengers.

"It’s fantastic when our customers provide feedback about journeys and, where possible, we use this to shape services and routes for the future.

"The changes we're making this month have come about as a result of passenger feedback and we hope they will further improve waiting and journey times."