Extra buses to link towns

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A NEW bus link is being launched to connect two South Yorkshire towns.

First’s new service 22 will link Rotherham and Barnsley, running via Parkgate, Rawmarsh, Dearne Valley College, Manvers, Wath, West Melton, Wombwell and Stairfoot.

The route, to be run with low-emission buses which are low floor, fully accessible and with CCTV cameras, will begin on Monday.

Chris MacCormac, president of Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce, with the chairman of South Yorkshire Transport Users Group, John Hoare, have been invited to officially launch the new route – among First’s efforts to expand into Barnsley, challenging rival Stagecoach.