Bus service to be promoted at Rotherham Show

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Residents are being invited to discover more about improved bus services around Rotherham.

Bus operators, along with the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and Rotherham Council, have been encouraging residents to use public transport since the launch of the Rotherham Bus Partnership in July.

Now representatives from the partnership will be at the Rotherham Show this weekend, to give people more information about the town’s new bus scheme.

Since the launch there are more buses on routes, additional new routes, extended services and a new multi-operator ticket, the Rotherham Connect, has been introduced which is valid for use on all buses in the Rotherham area.

The partnership aims to encourage people to use buses in a bid to cut congestion, improve air quality and make travel in Rotherham more simple, flexible and convenient.

Paul Lynch, managing director at Stagecoach Yorkshire, said: “Rotherham’s bus network offers a convenient, stress-free and environmentally-friendly way to get around. Benefits such as improved punctuality and a wide range of tickets are making the bus a viable alternative to the car.”

Thousands of people are expected to attend the Rotherham Show at Clifton Park this Saturday and Sunday, September 6 and 7.

The free event will feature attractions including a vintage vehicle rally, live music, a fairground, dog show, horticultural show, arts and crafts and hundreds of stalls.

Karl Battersby, Rotherham Council’s strategic director of environment and development services, said: “The Rotherham Show is the largest free event in the north of England so we think it is an ideal venue for the Rotherham Bus Partnership to showcase its new service.

“It will give residents the perfect opportunity to see for themselves how customers and Rotherham as a whole will benefit from the scheme.”