Pedals drama delays Sheffield bus

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A BUS was delayed after passengers claimed a driver said her feet could not reach the pedals.

The incident happened on the 87 Stagecoach service heading from Chapeltown to Sheffield, after a change of driver at Ecclesfield.

One passenger said: “The replacement driver announced she couldn’t continue the journey as her feet couldn’t reach the pedals.

“On one hand, it’s so farcical it’s hilarious. On the other hand, this made me so late for work my wages were docked.”

The man said the service already has problems including vehicles running two or three together then a gap between services, and a wait of up to six minutes in Ecclesfield when drivers change shifts.

Paul Lynch, Stagecoach Yorkshire managing director, said: “We are not aware of the incident, but would encourage the man to get in touch with details so we can look into it. We know how important a reliable and punctual bus network is and do our utmost to ensure Stagecoach buses run to time.”