CHANGES to some of the town's bus services have been announced.

Among the changes being introduced are increases in daytime running times on the X20 Barnsley-Doncaster service, as well as some redistribution of and increased running time on peak hour journeys.

As a result of the changes to the X20 there will be minor retiming of some afternoon journeys on the X19 Barnsley-Robin Hood Airport service.

Running time on the 22X Barnsley-Rotherham will be increased to improve punctuality, although departure times from Rotherham, and frequency, will remain unchanged.

Revised timetables on the 57, 59, and 59A Barnsley-Royston­-Wakefield services will see increased running times all day Monday-Saturday.

The current ten-minute frequency will be maintained through the use of an extra vehicle, plus additional peak hour journeys to and from Wakefield will be added.

The morning journey of service 444 Staincross-Darton College will also be retimed with increased running time to improve punctuality due to worsening traffic congestion.

Minor revisions to the Monday-Friday timetable will be made in peak times on services 93/95 Barnsley-Woolley Grange-Kexbrough to improve punctuality.

Revised timetables will be introduced on 222 Barnsley-Doncaster as well as the 226 Barnsley-Thurnscoe to maintain coordination with other services, while the Sunday evening timetable on service 228 Rotherham-Wath will be brought in line with Monday to Saturday evenings.

Paul Lynch, managing director of Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: "We're always looking to improve and enhance our services further and hope these latest changes will help us continue to do so."

The changes will come into effect from April 25.