POLL: Are the new changes to bus services in Sheffield an improvement?

The changes to bus services in Sheffield came into force last week
The changes to bus services in Sheffield came into force last week
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Sheffield Bus Partnership says changes to services which kicked in last week are an improvement to the network and will make it more efficient.

But do you agree?

Since the changes came in some passengers say they have struggled to get around the city for work and school.

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Ann Suckley, of Ecclesfield, said it was now a battle to get to work at Meadowhall shopping centre, one of Sheffield’s biggest employers.

She said: “I now have to walk further which is fine but the 35 buses have gone to one an hour. The bus misses half the time so if you get the next hourly one you are going to be late for work.

“You have to leave two and a half hours before work to make sure you can get there when it is a shopping centre that employs thousands of people.”

Transport chiefs say they are monitoring bus complaints to see which are more ‘significant’ - and that requests for changes will be reviewed.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive said it has seen an increased number of complaints since the cuts were introduced last Sunday, November 1.

A spokesman added: “This is normal when changes of this scale are made.

“The executive and the bus operators are closely monitoring these and are determining which are temporary issues which will get resolved as people become more familiar with their journeys over the next two weeks, and which are more significant."

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POLL: Are the new changes to bus services in Sheffield an improvement?