Dinnington: Still time to have your say on bus services

One of the new buses to be introduced between Dinnington and Worksop
One of the new buses to be introduced between Dinnington and Worksop

There is still time to give your views on bus services across Rotherham which will help form any changes made next year.

The Rotherham Bus Partnership launched a public consultation on 4th November to allow for people to have their say on the bus services currently available throughout Rotherham and surrounding areas.

Drop in sessions were held in Dinnington, North Anston and Harthill earlier this month to allow people to give their comments in person but there is still time to complete a questionnaire.

The consultation will end on Monday 2nd December.

The Rotherham Bus Partnership is made up of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and local bus operators First South Yorkshire, Powells, Stagecoach Yorkshire and TM Travel with the aim of developing bus services throughout Rotherham and surrounding areas.

The partnership aims for bus travel to be the preferred choice of transport.

The proposal for services in Dinnington is that they remain unchanged but the partnership would still like any comments you may have on the services already provided.

To have your say post your comments online at rotherhambuspartnership.co.uk or by filling in a questionnaire, this is available online, on most buses or from Travel South Yorkshire Information Centres in Rotherham, Dinnington and Meadowhall.

The comments made will help form the Rotherham Bus Partnership which is due to be launched in April 2014.

It has also been announced that £16m is to be invested into bus services and will include a high quality Bus Rapid Transit service connecting the centres of Rotherham and Sheffield with each other and with existing and proposed development sites in the Lower Don Valley.

Transport Minister, Baroness Kramer, said: “This is great news for bus users between Sheffield and Rotherham who will benefit from quicker, more reliable services. This £16m of investment will help unlock the next planned phases of development in the Lower Don Valley, and create up to 4,400 new jobs.”