New Barnsley bus service to improve access to employment

The Barnsley Bus Partnership has launched a new bus service to Junction 36 business park, following a successful bid for over half a million pound of Government funding.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) secured the funding from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Sustainable Travel Access Fund, on behalf of the Barnsley Bus Partnership. The money will fund a service to the new business parks at Wentworth and Junction 36 in Tankersley for the next three years.

Stagecoach Yorkshire services 67 and 67a which call at Barnsley, Hoyland, Cortonwood and Wombwell, have been revised to serve both business parks.

The timetable will run seven days a week and has been designed to improve access to employment.

Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, said: “We are focused on boosting jobs in the borough and the new bus service will help us to achieve this. It will provide local residents and employees with easy access to both business parks at times to suit them. Workers will be able to catch the bus and arrive in time for work, then travel home after they have finished their shift."

A Barnsley Bus Partnership spokesperson, said: “We’re delighted to launch this improved bus service from Barnsley Interchange to Tankersley and Wentworth Business Park.

“The Barnsley Bus Partnership is committed to providing services that best meet the needs of the local community. This funding will allow us to improve access to employment for both existing and new customers, by making it even easier to travel to and from this popular location.”

For more information on the new service check out South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s website.

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