Faster bus times plan

BOSSES at bus company First are hoping to improve their services' journey times and punctuality.

The company has brought in a number of changes which will come into force from Monday January 31.

Company bosses said the changes are being made after they took customer feedback and a punctuality review into account, and the company believes they will improve journey times and service reliability.

Brandon Jones, deputy managing director for First in South Yorkshire, said: "The changes being made are based on information given to us by our customers as well as our Real Time service information.

"They are positive changes that will help us improve our bus journey times as well as our service reliability, which can be affected by traffic congestion in busy areas. This in turn will allow us to build on our recent announcement to freeze our fares in the area and look to grow the number of people travelling on our buses."

The 65 and 66 Intake service will see its former Thorne Road and Hallgate route reinstated. There will be alterations to the timetable on routes 91 and 391 to Finningley.

A new journey will be introduced on service 91 leaving Finningley at 7.33am, while service 391 will no longer operate via Finningley Village or the airport terminal.

Services 50/50A, 55/55B, 57, 59 and 78/78A will see minor changes to the timetable on Sundays to improve punctuality.

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