Sheffield bus service reprieved after campaign

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DETAILS have been announced of retained bus services along Sheffield’s Psalter Lane and to Ringinglow.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive announced it would continue the routes after public protests over original plans to axe them, including a 600-siginature petition by residents around Psalter Lane and intervention by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Liberal Democrat MP for Sheffield Hallam, to save buses to Ringinglow.

TM Travel will operate the services from Sunday, October 28, taking over from First.

The number 4/4a bus will run hourly from Sheffield Interchange, along Psalter Lane to Ecclesall in the daytime, and Millhouses in the evenings, Mondays to Saturdays, and between the city centre and Millhouses via Psalter Lane on Sundays.

Two of the Monday to Saturday journeys will continue to Ringinglow. One 84 service will still run each day, from Fox House, via Ringinglow to the city centre.

Residents had called for the bus to start and finish at the interchange to make it easier for them to use the rail station - after the route was previously altered to use different city centre streets, removing the connection with trains.