Timetable changes announced as transport network responds to key worker needs


FURTHER updates will be made to South Yorkshire’s bus timetables from this Sunday (10 May) as operators continue to respond to feedback from key workers and passengers making essential journeys.

It comes as South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) continues to call on the public to follow Government guidelines on using public transport. Those that need to travel are urged to plan ahead at travelsouthyorkshire.com. New timetables will be available from Saturday 9 May at 6pm.

Tim Taylor, Director of Customer Services at SYPTE, said:

“Over the last six weeks, while many of us have had to stay at home, our public transport network has continued to run for the region’s NHS and key workers and others needing to make essential journeys.

“As the coronavirus crisis has evolved, we’ve listened to customer feedback and worked closely with bus, tram and train operators to monitor travel patterns, increasing the frequency of some services where needed. Sunday’s service changes will make it easier for those making essential bus journeys to travel while adhering to social distancing guidelines.

“Our priority is the safety of our passengers and staff. So, we’re calling on the public to continue to follow government guidelines - to only travel if necessary and to keep a safe distance, both onboard and at your stop. We need everyone to play their part for South Yorkshire’s public transport network to continue to connect people to places.  Together we must all do what we can to stay safe, protect the NHS and save lives.”

For the safety of both customers and staff, all operators are encouraging passengers to use contactless payment methods to purchase any tickets.

Timetable information will be available at travelsouthyorkshire.com/servicechanges from 18:00 on Saturday 9 May

Customers can also get the latest information by calling Traveline on 01709 515151 between 8am and 6pm, seven days a week, or on Travel South Yorkshire’s social media channels.