TRANSPORT bosses are urging Barnsley commuters to leave the car at home and ‘Give the Bus a Go’ in a new sustainable transport scheme designed to cut the town’s congestion.
The Give the Bus a Go initiative has been launched by Travel South Yorkshire
, together with Inmotion!
and Stagecoach Yorkshire
, to encourage more people to try Barnsley’s buses and benefit the environment.
Give the Bus a Go street teams will be in Barnsley this October handing out vouchers that can be exchanged for a free Stagecoach Barnsley Dayrider Plus ticket, giving car users the chance to try travelling by bus to work, college, shopping or football. Street team locations include:
• Barnsley town centre on Wednesday 9 October, 11am - 7pm
• Metrodome Leisure Complex on Friday 11 October, 1 - 5pm
• Oakwell Stadium on Saturday 19 October, 1 - 6pm
• Alhambra Shopping Centre on Saturday 26 October, 2 - 6pm
Car users can plan their free bus journey, plus enter a competition to win £300 cash, at travelsouthyorkshire.com/givebusago
The Inmotion! project is delivered through South Yorkshire’s £24.6 million Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) - a partnership between South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield Councils that aims to make the journey to work simpler, easier or even healthier.
SYPTE Deputy Interim Director General, David Young, said: “Barnsley’s public transport network offers a convenient, stress free and more environmentally friendly way to get to work - especially when town is busy, parking is limited or when there’s an event or football match taking place.
“Together with our LSTF partners and Stagecoach Yorkshire, we’re delighted to be able to offer car users a free days travel by Stagecoach bus in Barnsley as part of our Give the Bus a Go campaign.”
For more information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/givebusago