Our Role

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is the driving force behind public transport across South Yorkshire. We are the local government body responsible for public transport in the Sheffield City Region, accountable to the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority.

Working with our partners, we’re committed to keeping people and commerce moving effectively across South Yorkshire, enabling economic growth and enhancing our region’s environment, health and wellbeing.   

We develop and deliver a safe, reliable and accessible public transport network, supported by effective infrastructure.  We also do everything we can to encourage people and businesses across South Yorkshire to use public transport and to choose sustainable active travel options, including cycling and walking.

Here is a snapshot of just some of the things that we do:

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  • Participate in Bus Partnerships with operators
  • Hold public consultations on changes to bus services
  • Manage tendered bus services
  • Support community transport
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  • Oversee the Stagecoach Supertram concession
  • Undertake major rail replacement works
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  • Work in partnership with regional train operating companies
  • Monitor rail service performance
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  • Operate the English National Concession Travel Scheme (ENCTS)
  • Deliver our Child Concession Scheme
  • Manage Discretionary Concessions
  • Issue passes and replacements
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  • Provide retail channels for travel tickets
  • Deliver journey planning tools and customer information via the Travel South Yorkshire website
  • Run the Traveline contact centre
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  • Provide operational management of our interchanges
  • Maintain bus stops and shelters
  • Maintain Park and Ride facilities.