Swift action saves Barnsley school buses


BARNSLEY SCHOOL BUSES will run as normal next week, following urgent action by transport bosses to put services in place after bus firm Tates Travel ceased trading.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), together with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and local bus operators, has stepped in to ensure all school services will continue to run as pupils return from half-term.

Alternative arrangements have been made for buses serving Penistone Grammar School, Holy Trinity College, Outwood Academy Carlton, Carlton Primary School, Carlton Academy, Darton College and Millhouse Green Primary School, which were previously served by Tates Travel.

SYPTE Executive Director, Stephen Edwards, said: “We have taken urgent action to allocate bus operators to routes, and to supply emergency funding support to ensure that these vital services can continue to run come Monday, and that children can get to school.

“Together with the local authority and bus operators, we have put alternative arrangements in place for nearly all local bus services that Tates Travel used to operate. We will continue to work hard to resume services on the remaining affected routes, and to keep our customers informed of these changes.”

Regular service updates and alternative travel information for Tates Travel passengers is available at travelsouthyorkshire.com, by calling Traveline on 01709 51 51 51 and on Twitter @TSYalerts.