Bus companies in South Yorkshire are free to decide where and when they will run services and our bus network has seen significant reductions in the last year due to a reduction in government funding and reduced passenger demand.
From Sunday 29th October, some services in South Yorkshire will see minor changes to their Monday to Saturday daytime timetables to address punctuality issues, as well as more substantial changes to evening and Sunday service frequencies. Some services in the evening and on Sunday will drop to a two-hourly service.
South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) has used its annual budget as well as reserves to protect evening and Sunday services; where possible, any withdrawn services have been replaced by extending other routes, or via alternative services.
What services are affected?
The service changes web page is being kept up to date and customers are advised to keep checking this page for the latest service information.
How is this being communicated to the community?
Travel South Yorkshire website, where information from all of the bus, tram and train operators, makes it easier for people in our communities to plan their journeys and keep up to date with the latest changes.
Timetable information on all affected bus stops, on buses and in Interchanges, will be updated as soon as all the information has been received and processed.
Further information about these service changes is also available:
• via X (Twitter) @TravelSYorks
• via notices at affected bus stops and within our interchanges
• by calling Traveline on 01709 51 51 51
What is Mayor Oliver Coppard doing?
Oliver is campaigning for a fair funding deal for public transport in South Yorkshire. He is doing everything he can to get the government to give us that fair funding deal, because bus services are vital for the economy, so we can see family, get to school or work, and allow people to access opportunities. That is even more true when we are facing a climate and cost of living crisis. We should be investing in buses, not managing their decline.
He is determined to fight these cuts, so we can have the public transport system we deserve.
As part of this campaign, Oliver is visiting some of the communities that have been hardest hit by service cuts and transport connectivity issues and holding several public meetings to explain in detail why we’re in this position and what we can do about it.