Bus service boost for Sheffield shoppers

The new markets building
The new markets building
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Shoppers are set to reap the benefits of improved links to Sheffield’s new city centre market.

Transport bosses have joined forces to make the journey to and from the Moor venue - due to open on Monday - as easy as possible.

Bus operators have organised for a string of regular services to drop passengers from all corners of South Yorkshire right outside the new market building, which sits opposite Sainsbury’s and Atkinson’s.

Improvements have also been carried out on the Travel South Yorkshire website to allow people to plan their journey online.

Motorists are also being reminded that the nearest car park is the purpose-built multi-storey on Eyre Street - with other multi-storey car parks situated at Furnival Gate and Atkinson’s on Charter Row.

The announcement comes as shoppers are expected to flock to the £18 million market, which will be home to 183 stalls, demonstration areas and 12 cafes, from next week.

Sheffield Council leader Coun Julie Dore said: ““For a new commercial building to be 94 per cent full when it opens is excellent.

“I am certain shoppers in the city will be only too keen to find out for themselves what this wonderful building has to offer.”

An opening ceremony, featuring an antique market bell, will take place outside the Moor Market at 10am on Monday.

n For details on public transport visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/moormarket or call Traveline on 01709 51 51 51.