STAGECOACH has hit the streets in the Dearne to encourage motorists to leave the car at home and try public transport.

Wearing company branding and armed with colourful placards, the Stagecoach team were out and about meeting the public and highlighting the bonuses of the special 22X route between Rotherham and Barnsley, including service frequency and value for money ticket offers.

The 22X service - which runs from Rotherham to Barnsley, calling off at Manvers, Wath and Wombwell - was introduced last year following customer feedback.

Households along the route this month received leaflets about the service through the door, while Stagecoach staff were also in shopping areas and car parks chatting to people about catching the bus.

Paul Lynch, managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: "This campaign was about encouraging those who travel by car to give the bus a try.

"It's more economical and results in less pollution and better air quality."

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