Transport User Groups

SYPTE works closely with local Transport User Groups across South Yorkshire. These groups, made up of local people with a keen interest in public transport, provide independent scrutiny of our region’s transport policies and priorities and champion the interests of passengers.

An independent group meets quarterly in each district – Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield. These groups are then represented at the South Yorkshire Transport User Group which meets four times a year at SYPTE’s Head Office in Sheffield.   Operators and representatives from SYPTE regularly attend these meetings.  

In 2017, SYPTE established a South Yorkshire Youth User Group to gather the views, and learn from the experiences, of the next generation of public transport users.  This group of young people, drawn from Youth Councils and Cabinets across the four districts, gives feedback on our plans and projects and act as ambassadors for public transport in the region.  This group meets three times a year in school holidays.

Transport4All was established by Sheffield City Council. This pan-disability user group champions the interests of all disabled people focusing on access to public transport in Sheffield. The group meets quarterly to discuss issues around equal access to public transport for all with the council, SYPTE and operators.  

We’re always looking for new people to help us to shape a public transport network which meets the needs of our region. If you are interested in attending your local Transport User Group, please contact the Corporate Communications and Engagement Team at or call 0114 221 1491.

Minutes from the South Yorkshire Transport User Group from April 2018 onwards are available below; details of meetings prior to this are available on request.

January 2022

October 2021

July 2021

April 2021

January 2021

November 2020

January 2020 - Draft until next meeting

October 2019

July 2019

April 2019

January 2019

October 2018

July 2018

April 2018


Rachel with User Group members