Buses to Doncaster Market campaign: More talks planned

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Bus company officials are planning more talks over calls to bring buses to Doncaster market at the end of the month.

First South Yorkshire, Doncaster’s biggest operator, has agreed to another meeting with Doncaster’s Market Traders Federation and Doncaster Council officials .

The firm says it has not finalised any plans yet.

The Doncaster Star is campaigning for more buses to be routed near the markets, and traders say they would like services to stop on Market Road, outside the Wool Market.

A spokesman for First South Yorkshire said: “We have not finalised our plans as yet and as such are not in a position to make a substantial comment.

“We are working to towards a meeting at the end of the month with the Market Traders Federation and DMBC and once we have done this we will of course share these plans with you.”

Doncaster Market Traders Federation chairman Mick Maye confirmed the meeting was in the pipeline.

He said he had been notified by Doncaster Council cabinet member John McHale, who he also expects to attend the meeting.

Mr Maye said: “We understand it could take time to arrange anything. Obviously they have issues like timetables to consider.

“We are pleased with the reaction we have had from the bus company so far.”

Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones has already backed our campaign and said she would like buses to come near the market.

Traders say their customers want buses to come closer to the market because for many of them at present the nearest stop is at the Frenchgate Interchange.