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No turning back as Council approves controversial bus fare hikes

Sheffield City Council have approved embarrassing fare changes as they faced calls to re-think their controversial bus partnership amid damaging criticism. The latest changes see the end of the ill-fated ‘Optio’ ticket offer, which was triumphantly unveiled as an achievement of the partnership just two years ago. The offer was supposed to allow passengers to […]

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Once again elderly residents targeted by cruel bus changes

Agreed changes to Sheffield bus routes have been criticised by local campaigners for once again isolating elderly and vulnerable residents. Changes to the previous No. 17 service have left the elderly residents at the Graves Trust Houses on Greenhill Avenue without a service. The new No. 19 service will terminate at Chancet Wood, leaving residents […]

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Council urged to get ‘on board’ for Dore & Totley station plans

Council urged to get ‘on board’ for Dore & Totley station plans

Councillors on Sheffield City Council have been urged to back improvements to Dore & Totley station, which will see an improved train service between Sheffield and Manchester. Councillors will vote on the proposals – currently out for consultation – at its Full Council meeting next week. The proposals form part of the £560 million Northern […]

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Local outrage as controversial bus tinkering costs city £10,000

Local outrage as controversial bus tinkering costs city £10,000

Local bus users have voiced their concerns after it was revealed that a bus consultation, which saw minimal changes, cost over £10,000. The only outcomes of the costly project have been minor changes to two services. Out of a total of thirteen proposals, eleven were either deferred or dropped, following public outcry. The revelation follows […]

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Isolated elderly residents demand guarantee on future bus service

Elderly residents who would have been left isolated by proposed bus changes in the south of Sheffield have demanded that proposals be permanently dropped. Following public outcry controversial changes to the 17, 20 and 20a services have been postponed, pending further consultation on the route. However, local residents and councillors have demanded that the changes […]

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