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Transport bosses want public's opinion on bus changes

Thursday June 9 2016

Changes to buses are being planned Changes to buses are being planned

CHANGES are expected to be made to bus services in Barnsley next year - and transport bosses want your opinion on the proposals. 

Plans by the newly-formed Barnsley Bus Partnership - which include changes to bus routes and service numbers - are expected to be implemented in January 2017.

The Partnership brings together local bus operators Stagecoach Yorkshire, Arriva, TM Travel, Globe Coaches and Waterson Coaches with Barnsley Council and the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).

Public consultation on Barnsley’s planned bus route changes will take place between Monday June 13 and Sunday July 31 online at travelsouthyorkshire.com/bbp.

Paper feedback forms will be available from Customer Service Desks at Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Meadowhall, and Sheffield Interchanges for those without access to the internet.

Consultation drop-in sessions with Barnsley Bus Partnership representatives will take place at:

· Barnsley Interchange, 15 June from 8 – 11am
· Barnsley Central Library, 17 June from 2 – 5pm
· Royston Library, 22 June from 9am – 12pm
· Grimethorpe Library, 24 June from 9 – 12pm
· Barnsley Interchange, 27 June from 3 – 6pm
· Hoyland Library, 29 June from 2 – 5pm
· Wombwell Library, 5 July from 2 – 5pm
· Penistone Library, 7 July from 3 – 6pm
· Barnsley Interchange, 11 July from 3 – 6pm
· Goldthorpe Library, 14 July from 3 – 6pm
· Barnsley Interchange, 19 July from 3 – 6pm
· The Darton Centre, 27 July from 2 – 5pm

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Reply Posted by Louise on Thursday June 9 2016 at 12:39
Bring back first bus 22

Reply Posted by eileen on Thursday June 9 2016 at 13:35
make a better service to wombwell from darfield have one bus every hr and put bus back on that goes up hough lane no busses at all go that way to railway station

Reply Posted by Vikki on Thursday June 9 2016 at 13:56
Get 220 going up Hough Lane again. Was really useful for me

Reply Posted by RAMBO on Thursday June 9 2016 at 18:06
Bring back the X10 direct to Meadowhall. Were a great service.

Reply Posted by Tom on Thursday June 9 2016 at 19:16
I'd love to see a bus service where you could go on a bus journey on just 1 bus instead of 2 i.e Chesterfield to Barnsley via Sheffield and visa versa. But it uses the motorway to get to each Town n City. Also have this service every half an hour each way.

Reply Posted by Mrs Graham on Thursday June 9 2016 at 23:30
No buses run from Grimethorpe to Wath now the only bus at 7:05 has stopped my kids now have to get a bus to Barnsley at 7:05 and then another bus to Wath for school - there were plenty of people that caught the bus at Asos not sure why it's stopped

Reply Posted by Tom on Friday June 10 2016 at 02:51
There ought to be a system in place to ensure places of employment are served by public transport, in particular at times of shift change.

Quite a few factories on industrial estates locally lack public transport at times of shift change, especially Sunday mornings.

Also, there should be some mechanism to allow workers access to transport for up to 4 weeks, and then pay in arrears, and for the unemployed to travel for free to job interviews, and for volunteers to volunteer.

We should really have free travel for all, owned and run by the public for the public, but we don't.

Instead we have a few companies ferrying pensioners about on the busiest routes to make easy profit by exploiting the subsidy system.

Many can't get to work due to a lack of services, or afford to, if they can, and do normal things like visit relatives.

Reply Posted by Wiggsy on Friday June 10 2016 at 17:48
You will never have a bus company letting you pay in arrears.
Bus companies are now profit based businesses, and some are PLC's needing to pay shareholders.
The local councils are the people to approach with such ideas as assistance for new workers. Commerce and industry also share an interest in getting people to work and to shopping centres. The SYPTE would be able to administrate the ideas and funding.
How would "free" travel be funded, exactly? Do you know how many thousands and millions of pounds would be needed, regularly?
I know where you're coming from but, times have changed in this country, and we have different politics from any countries that experiment with "free" travel.

Reply Posted by Margaret Croft on Friday June 10 2016 at 12:08
Why is there no drop in sessions at Cudworth library ( or centre of excellence )? Re route service 31 to include St.Johns Rd and White Cross Rd. again then carry on to Shafton Green. They should be able to find their journey minutes from somewhere.

Reply Posted by Victoria on Friday June 10 2016 at 18:53
Since Tates Buses stopped there is now no buses servicing from the Town Centre to Queen's Drive (on Huddersfield Road), this is an absolute farce, I know buses have got to go past the hospital, but the fact that there is now no buses at all along this one mile stretch, means that elderly and vulnerable people are not easily able to get out and about. Honeywell (Devonshire Drive area or Wilthope estate has not been service for many years (tates did cover Wilthorpe estate briefly)), but the fact that there is no bus on Huddersfield road is farcical, I mean even if there was a Hospital Circular that came on Huddersfield Road and up Rowland Road (which again doesn't have any buses), once an hour, surely that isn't too much to ask is it?

Reply Posted by wearebarnsleyuser on Saturday June 11 2016 at 20:44
why not have a bus that comes to the bottom of redwood in royston, like u use 2 have 4 the older people that find it hard 2 walk up the hill

Reply Posted by Dan on Monday June 13 2016 at 19:24
Penistone area changes will leave many villages with no bus service, including Hood Green, Crane Moor, Langsett, Ingbirchworth, Midhopstones, Carlecoates, Dunford Bridge, In addition, many other villages will see massive service cuts -

Wortley & Thurgoland - Looses it's bus to Barnsley. Buses will run into Penistone only.

Millhouse Green/Thurlstone - only 1 bus per hour to Barnsley & Barnsley. Looses direct bus to Stocksbridge & Holmfirth, and all evening/sunday buses.

Also the current Sheffield to Penistone bus will be cut to run from Penistone to Chapeltown only - absolutely useless!

Reply Posted by Harry Watson on Sunday July 24 2016 at 11:34
The proposed withdrawal of no 34 & 34a would leave a lot of elderly and infirm people living on the full house estate, and the estate towards Carlton road Rotherham rd & Westgate area of Monk Bretton facing lengthy walks to the bus stops on Burton road or Carlton road why cannot you re route no 57 or 59 up Rotherham rd and West gate then down high street .buses used to use this route before so i cannot see a problem with the old barn at the top of West gate .I have seen double decker school buses going round this corner and no problem.It is ridiculous that the no 57 & 59 come at the same time past the church and half empty.I heard said in the past that this part of Monk Bretton have all got cars so does that mean the other parts of Monk Bretton don't have cars.come on & think about it that when you get old would you like to have to walk these distances to catch a bus but then again you will drive cars or live in areas where their are plenty of busses. I am certain a lot more people would use them if given the opportunity