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Major review of bus services underway

By gail robinson, Town Reporter Friday 4th July 2014
Stagecoach bus

STAGECOACH has announced a major review of services along a busy Barnsley bus corridor.

The operator is introducing a number of changes on the Pontefract Road corridor to improve punctuality and reliability and to reflect current travel patterns.

The changes, which come into effect from the start of September, will see Stagecoach buses run along Pontefract Road through Lundwood every five minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes.

Service 32 which runs from Barnsley to Crown Avenue, Cudworth, will be improved to run every 10 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes.

Buses to Grimethorpe will also be improved to run every 10 minutes during Monday to Saturday daytimes and the frequency of buses to Brierley will be improved, with a simplified network introduced.

The plans include a new hourly link from Barnsley to Goldthorpe via Grimethorpe and the ASOS clothing warehouse.

There will also be an increase in the number of buses serving Nancy Crescent and ASOS. Some buses will run via Cudworth bypass offering faster, more direct links.

Plans are also in place for a new night bus to Grimethorpe and Brierley on Saturday nights/Sunday mornings.

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Posted by teresa I Sun 6th Jul 2014 at 2:51pm

nowt darn for shafton then ?? as usual, the forgotton village !!

Posted by Samantha Wright I Sun 6th Jul 2014 at 10:48pm

When are they going to sort out the no6 route its a joke that its now every hour of the evening I have to walk home coz I cant reuse my return ticket on another bus and I go bingo on Thursday night which dont finish till 9pm and its impossiable to catch the 9oclock bus when bingo dont finish till 9

Posted by Jeffrey I Tue 8th Jul 2014 at 12:52am

All these improvements are great but I'd really like to see an improvement on route 67, It's the easiest route for people who live in Hoyland to get to Wombwell and are also currently on Job seekers as Hoyland residents closest office is in Wombwell, buses only run once an hour, I think it would be great to at least have one every half hour or even better every fifteen minutes. It's quite a popular route and I don't understand why there cant be more buses. It's also quite important to do this as the new Tesco in Hoyland is right on the 67 route so the bus goes right past there. I believe the route will be even more popular as people will want to go to Tesco for their shop. So please improve the 67 Route.

Posted by Jane I Fri 11th Jul 2014 at 7:55pm

What about buses through Wombwell and along past Wetlands/manvers Way past all new Shops/ instead of wading through Wath

Posted by sue I Fri 25th Jul 2014 at 6:25pm

Why cant 67 run to cortonwood till at least 9pm in week and on a sunday. No buses from hemingfield to shopping retail park after 5.40pm. Disgusting service!!!

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