A NEW bus service has launched that provides a direct link between Barnsley and Meadowhall.

The X65 service launched last weekend. It is a limited stop service between Barnsley, Worsbrough, Birdwell and then joins the M1 at J36 for a direct service to Meadowhall.

It runs seven days a week up to every 30 minutes during school holidays and then on weekends and bank holidays during term time.

Barnsley Dayrider Plus and Barnsley Megarider Plus tickets can be used on the service.