Agenda item

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive - Update


Presentation on proposed Bus Service Changes by First South Yorkshire currently in consultation.


Nathan Broadhead, Bus Partnership and Development Manager, SYPTE, gave the following powerpoint presentation:-


Commercial Bus Network Changes January 2020



-          Changes planned from the weekend of 25th/26th January, 2020

-          Commercial changes from First, Stagecoach and Powells

-          No PTE contract changes

-          Public consultations carried out by First and Stagecoach

-          Stagecoach changes are Barnsley/Chesterfield.  Only minor timetable changes affecting Rotherham and X6 to serve Waverley housing estate


First Commercial Proposals

Following consultation the following has been submitted to SYPTE:-



Original Proposal (as per consultation)


Consultation Outcome


Service withdrawn

Service withdrawn but following consultation feedback,

• Service 10 will be reintroduced hourly between Maltby, Rotherham Hospital and Rotherham via Broom Valley.

• The service will not serve Sunnyside. Service 10 will only operate hourly between Doncaster and Maltby with no service operating via Stainton



Frequency change to operate every 30 minutes

Change postponed and subject to further review



Frequency change to operate 20 minutes at peak times, every 40 minutes each way during daytime


Change to be implemented


Service X1 to operate 4 buses an hour Rotherham to Maltby, with 2 buses per hour extending to Sheffield via Meadowhall. Service X10 to operate 2 buses per hour Meadowhall-Rotherham-Maltby-Doncaster


Following feedback 4 buses per hour will extend to Sheffield, with 2 buses per hour terminating in Rotherham. Service X10 will divert via Markfield Drive.


Service diverted to also cover Wickersley

Change postponed and subject to review



Service rerouted to Operate Rotherham, Brinsworth, Meadowhall, Sheffield

Change postponed and subject to further review


Powells Commercial Proposals

-          Service X7 - Revised route to operate via Grange Lane/Salisbury Road in both directions (following customer requests)

-          Parkgate Shopper – replaced with the extension of service 4 beyond Rotherham to Parkgate

-          Service 4 – Revised route from Ravenfield Common/Markfield Drive via Wickersley – Brecks – Worrygoose Roundabout – Broom Lane – Beaconsfield Road – Broom Valley Road – Rotherham Interchange – Parkgate (replacing the current PSS shuttle).  This partially replaces the commercial cancellation by First SY of service 113.  Loss of link to Dalton and bus along Magna Lane

-          Service 18 - Hellaby – Dinnington section reduced to hourly

-          Minor timetable changes on the Doncaster – Hellaby section which remains half hourly

-          Route in Maltby reverts to Rotherham Road rather than Dale Hill Road

-          Withdrawal of the peak journeys to and from Dinnington that currently serve Dinnington School.


Network Gaps

113 – Parts of Bramley & Woodlaithes Village

-          Very low usage – average of 10 per journey

-          Surveys of the busiest trips shows

        71% can use X1, X10 or 4 for the same journey

        16% will have to change buses

        13% have a longer than 400m walk to make the same journey

-          Revenue support for PTE exceeds maximum spend per passenger.  No plans to fund a replacement for Woodlaithes.  Community Transport is already funded


Powells Service 4 – Magna Lane (Dalton)


-          Very low usage – but mainly elderly/limited mobility

-          Most households are within 600m walk to service 116 and X78

-          Revenue support for PTE exceeds maximum spend per passenger.  No plans to fund a replacement for Magna Lane.  Community Transport is already funded


Discussion ensued with the following issues raised/clarified:-


·           X10/X1- there would be 6 buses a hour between Rotherham and Maltby; 4 would continue to Sheffield and 2 to Rotherham

·           Feedback regarding the consultation and the difficulty on the website in finding information regarding buses to Maltby

·           The 208 service did serve Meadowhall but may not necessarily go into the interchange.  Residents that found the service useful would probably work on Attercliffe/in Sheffield.  The Meadowhall shopping centre was not open at the traditional morning commuter times

·           The diversion of the X6 through the Waverley housing estate would prove very popular