Shoppers in Doncaster are lining up to back the Star’s Buses to the Market Campaign after it was launched this week.
We are calling on bus companies, the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and Doncaster Council to do all they can to bring in services stopping at Market Road –or as near as possible.
Shoppers were quick to give us their backing as they said how important they thought it was that transport links to the market were improved.
Elena Fabrk, aged 75, of Bessacarr, said she had to pull a heavy shopping trolley from the Frenchgate Interchange after coming into town on the number 58 bus.
She said: “I want a bus. This trolley is full and it’s heavy. I have to walk all the way from the bus station with it. The bus used to stop at Silver Street once. Please put it back.”
June Riley, aged 66, from Harworth, also had to walk down from the Frenchgate, after coming into town on the number 21.
She said: “I would love to see more buses to the market – a lot of people come here to shop.
“I come on Tuesdays and Thursdays and have to walk to the bus station with heavy bags.
“It would be handy to have the buses coming here. I support the campaign.”
Bunty Stothard, 79 of Denaby, said: “We definitely need buses to the market – it is a long walk to the bus station. I find it difficult with a walking stick.”
Maurice Stothard, aged 80, said: “We use the bus to come into to Doncaster and then have to walk. We’d like to see the buses nearer.”
Sylvia Parker, 86, of Cantley, said: “It would be lovely if they brought buses to the market back.
“I come in from Cantley and would be pleased for my bus to go to the market.”
Market traders want buses to stop on Market Road.
Doncaster Council in planning nearly £1 million worth of improvements to its markets.