A BARNSLEY bus company has ceased trading leading to scores of locals waiting for buses that won't turn up.

Tates Travel ceased its services yesterday (February 8) in a shock announcement that gave passengers less than 24 hours notice of the plans.

The services affected are all those delivered by Tates - including the 24; 28; 28A; 28B; 29; 92; 96; 96A; and 97.

** Updates on routes affected will be published here. **

MP Michael Dugher has demanded the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) step in and ensure passengers aren’t left high and dry.

He said: "With the shock collapse of Tates Travel, we need to make sure that local people are not left high and dry, and cut off in their communities.

“It is appallingly shoddy treatment that Tates have given less than 24 hours’ notice of all their bus routes ending when passengers depend on their services in Barnsley and South Yorkshire.”