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Rotherham bus service changes


23 April 2014


This weekend (on Sunday 27 and Monday 28 April 2014) there will be changes to some bus services in Rotherham and across South Yorkshire. Passengers are being advised to check as soon as possible to see if their service has been affected.

Information about these service changes and new timetables can be found on the Travel South Yorkshire website; in Travel South Yorkshire information centres and interchanges; or by calling Traveline on 01709 51 51 51.

Bus services with minor timetable changes in Rotherham to improve punctuality and reliability include First services 32, 33, and X5.

The FreeBee service in Rotherham will comprise of just one bus from 28 April, running every 20 minutes between Rotherham Interchange and Parkgate Shopping, via St Ann’s Leisure Centre.

FreeBee was set for withdrawal following Government cuts to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s budget, which previously subsidised the service. The free bus is operated by Powells and will continue to run, funded by a £236,000, two year investment from Parkgate owners, Hercules Unit Trust, of which British Land is the major shareholder.

Parkgate Shopping Manager, Denis Copeland, said: “We are delighted to be able to maintain the connection into the future as a valuable free service, and thank all our partners who have helped us to retain this sustainable transport initiative.”

SYPTE Deputy Interim Director General, David Young, said: “We are pleased the FreeBee service is able to continue to operate between Rotherham Interchange and Parkgate, and welcome the private sector investment in public bus services at this time of ongoing austerity.”

The majority of bus timetable changes take place three times a year. Bus users can keep up to date by registering for a free timetable alert service on the Travel South Yorkshire website, which automatically sends an email when there is a change to their regular service.

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