The Star’s campaign to bring more bus routes to Doncaster Market is to be taken up by an influential passengers’ group.
The chairman of the South Yorkshire Transport Users Group has pledged to bring the concerns over access to the market up in talks with bus companies.
John Hoare, who is a former Doncaster Council cabinet member for transport, confirmed he would raise the issue with both the operators and with the group which he chairs.
He told The Star he understood the concerns which have been raised under our campaign over the number of services which currently serve the market.
He said: “The way the bus comes in if you are travelling in from the north of Doncaster, they come from the North Bridge and curl round to the transport interchange at the Frenchgate.
“It is difficult to get to the market that way.
“The user group meets quarterly, and I shall bring this up.
“We need to think about where additional stops could be put. I think it is a valid point to make.”
We launched our campaign at the start of the month and are calling on bus companies, Doncaster Council and the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive to work to bring more services directly to the market.
Shoppers at the market have told us they have difficulty carrying heavy shopping from the Frenchgate interchange to the market.
Doncaster market traders are also keen for more services to the market, and have had talks with Doncaster Council markets officers. They want services to stop at Market Road.