Buses set to avoid estates in South Yorkshire due to parked cars blocking roads

Buses are set to miss out estates in South Yorkshire where parked cars regularly leave roads inaccessible.

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 1:53 pm
Updated Friday, 6th March 2020, 1:26 pm

Major changes to routes across Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham are set to take effect from this Sunday, January 26.

Stagecoach has announced that as part of those alterations some of its services will skip certain estates where parked cars have been causing an obstruction, in an attempt to improve punctuality.

Routes 20, 21, 21a and 22 between Barnsley and Millhouse Green, via Gilroyd/Penistone and Cubley, will be affected, with the operator saying that on weekdays the 8.15am service from Barnsley to Cubley won’t serve the Bluebell estate in Penistone.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Some bus services in South Yorkshire are changing

“Parked cars on the estate mean that we can’t safely pass through,” said Stagecoach.

Routes 27, 27a and 27b will also be affected, with the 3.03pm service from Grimethorpe to Barnsley missing out Michael’s estate in Grimethorpe for the same reason.

There are 70 alterations to bus services in South Yorkshire in total which are due to take effect this weekend, following consultation with passengers.

Many of the changes are minor timetable alterations but some services are being withdrawn.

The latest round of changes comes less than five months after major cuts which affected around a quarter of services across the region.

It also comes just weeks after Stagecoach introduced new fares, with the cost of some journeys in the area rising but the operator saying the price of other tickets had been reduced.