Proposal to raise child bus fares for the first time in eight years

Councillors at next week’s South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (SYITA) are due to vote on a recommendation to increase child concessionary bus fares in the county for the first time in eight years. A report to the meeting on Thursday 3 February recommends the fare should rise from 40p to 50p from 1st April this


Bus network overhaul proposed for South Yorkshire

David Brown, Director General explains in the following lines why SYPTE engages with the public on its Vision for Bus Services. “More than 80 per cent of South Yorkshire’s public transport journeys are by bus, or to put it another way, one in six of all journeys into town are made in this way. That

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South Yorkshire : City running proposed for tram-train

Passengers in South Yorkshire could be the first in the UK to take a continental-style tram-train under plans announced today by the Department for Transport, Northern Rail, Network Rail and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive. Tram-trains are greener than conventional trains as they use less fuel, have faster acceleration and deceleration rates; which offer passengers


Bus service provides new job links

A NEW bus service is due to begin running from Chapeltown in Sheffield to the Thorncliffe Business Park in a bid to improve job opportunities for local people. The new 35a shuttle service will begin running on Monday 26 October and will improve links between the Market Place in Chapeltown, next to the railway station,


First statutory quality partnership signed in Sheffield

On 29 January 2007 Sheffield City Council and the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) signed the First Statutory Quality Partnership Scheme to be made in England under the powers given by the Transport Act 2000.The Statutory Quality Partnership Scheme for North Sheffield (Barnsley Road) will bring significant improvements to the quality of bus services