BUS SOS: "We are left stranded" says Totley passenger

A Totley passenger claims the area has the worst bus service in the city - amid complaints about services the length and breadth of Sheffield.

Friday, 6th September 2019, 15:39 pm
Updated Friday, 6th September 2019, 15:39 pm
Sudir Narraidoo

Sudir Narraidoo was one of several people lobbying councillors about poor, unreliable and cancelled bus services in Totley, Walkley, Gleadless and High Green.

He handed in a petition with 53 names to full council and said: “I have lived in Totley for two years and in that time I have experienced very poor bus services between Totley and the city centre.

“Due to a lot of frustration about the service, I have raised a petition and all the signatories agree that the bus service is really poor. I have lived all over Sheffield on different bus routes and this 97/98 service is the worst.

“This service is suffering at the hands of First. Totley has a high elderly population and more and more rely on buses to get about and they are experiencing a lot of frustration. The buses don’t turn up or are late and passengers are being left stranded at bus stops.

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“Something needs to be done and I urge you to confront First buses. It’s a vicious circle because First buses reduce the service so more people use their cars then there’s less demand and it’s a downward spiral. The transport system is not fit for purpose.”