Stagecoach Yorkshire said on Twitter: “Due to a customer spilling a tin of paint on the floor the service 59 from Royston to Barnsley at 14:50 will not be running. Sorry for any delays.”
One observer on social media saw the funny side to the incident. He tweeted: “I bet the customer got so emulsional, probably want to gloss over it quickly.”
Earlier this week, South Yorkshire’s new mayor Oliver Coppard pledged to improve the county’s bus services, saying he believes major improvements to public transport are possible with investment and political will.
He said South Yorkshire needed to get more investment into its network.