Press Release Archive


New electric vehicle charging points launched at Rotherham Interchange
16/10/2019

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has unveiled its new electric vehicle charging points at the newly refurbished Rotherham Interchange.

A total of 10 charging points have been installed at Rotherham Interchange’s multi-storey car park and will offer free charging for electric cars. Usual car parking charges will apply with costs starting at £1.50 for up to 2 hours.

The aim of the charging points is to provide electric vehicle owners with convenient places to charge their cars right in the heart of Rotherham.



Tram Train Scheme Wins Global Award
14/10/2019

South Yorkshire’s Tram Train scheme wins prestigious Global Light Rail Award for ‘Team of the Year’ and Highly Commended in ‘Project of the Year’ category.

TRANSPORT partners leading the UK’s first Tram Train pilot in South Yorkshire have won a prestigious Global Light Rail Award, recognising excellence and innovation in the global light and urban rail sector.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), together with Network Rail, Stagecoach Supertram and the Department for Transport, were presented with the Team of the Year award in recognition of the innovative partnership efforts taken to maximise skills and efficiencies to successfully deliver the Tram Train scheme.



Workers step out for milestone walk in Sheffield
20/09/2019

A scheme offering free weekly guided walks across Sheffield city centre will be running its 50th walk on Wednesday (25 September), helping office workers to leave their desks behind and get on the move at lunchtime.



Passengers urged to check for bus service changes
21/08/2019

PASSENGERS are being reminded to check before they travel, as changes to South Yorkshire’s bus network come in from September.

Approximately a quarter of all services will see route or timetable revisions. Some local buses will benefit from increases in frequency and changes to improve reliability.



Supertram rail replacement reaches final stage
21/08/2019

SUPERTRAM passengers are reminded to check before they travel as essential network repairs are set to move to Glossop Road (University of Sheffield).  

Rail replacement works to extend the lifespan of the Supertram network around Shalesmoor and Hillsborough that began in April 2019 are scheduled to conclude for the year on 30 August.



Join a space walk through Bricktropolis
15/08/2019

Sheffield Bricktropolis is back in town between Saturday 17 and Saturday 30 August. This year’s popular event for Lego lovers is bringing aliens, astronauts and space rockets to the city to celebrate 50 years since the moon landing.



‘Staycation’ in South Yorkshire can have health benefits
14/08/2019

With the school summer holidays over half way through, many people will be running out of inspiration for things to do with their children for the rest of the summer.  South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is encouraging people to enjoy a ‘staycation,’ with plenty of adventure, in and around South Yorkshire.



Rotherham Interchange refurb sees rise in customer satisfaction
12/08/2019

ROTHERHAM Interchange customers have reported a rise in satisfaction rates, following the site’s £12million refurbishment scheme. Five months after re-opening, overall satisfaction was rated at 8.3 out of ten according to a recent survey commissioned by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) –  an increase from the 6.7 score before the works.



Essential Supertram works to resume at Hillsborough
06/08/2019

SUPERTRAM passengers are reminded to check before they travel as essential network repairs are set to resume at Hillsborough Corner/Holme Lane.

The rail replacement works, to extend the lifespan of the Supertram network, will continue from Saturday 17 August at 9pm, until Friday 23 August. Blue and Yellow route Supertram services from Meadowhall and Halfway will terminate at Hillsborough tram stop.



Essential Supertram works move to Hillsborough Corner
25/07/2019

SUPERTRAM passengers are reminded to check before they travel as essential network repairs will continue from Saturday 27 July.

Essential rail replacement works to extend the lifespan of the Supertram network will move to the Hillsborough Corner/Holme Lane Area this Saturday 27 July and will run until Saturday 3 August. Blue and Yellow route Supertram services from Meadowhall and Halfway will terminate at Hillsborough tram stop.



Pressure on bus services to force South Yorkshire changes
22/07/2019

Changes will affect local bus services from September as fewer passengers, increased running costs and reduced transport funding continue to put pressure on South Yorkshire’s bus network.



Essential Supertram works to resume at Shalesmoor
18/07/2019

SUPERTRAM passengers are reminded to check before they travel as essential network repairs will continue from Monday 22 July.



Supertram is back for Tramlines festival
12/07/2019

Festival goers urged to leave the car at home when heading to Tramlines.
Public transport is the best option to go to Sheffield Tramlines festival, with the Supertram network running a full service on Friday 19, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July.

“We encourage festival goers to ditch their car and travel by tram or bus to get to Hillsborough Park, which will host the festival for the second year running”, says South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) Director of Customer Services, Tim Taylor.



South Yorkshire's 16-18 year olds urged to apply for cheaper travel
09/07/2019

SOUTH Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is urging young people aged between 16 and 18 to apply for a free travel pass and start enjoying cheaper fares on public transport. Up to 6,000 people in the region may be missing out on this opportunity.

The 16-18 Travel Pass allows young people to travel on buses and trams for as little as 80p per single journey and access value-for-money tickets and half-fare travel on Northern trains – regardless of whether they are in education, training, employment or not. Passes are valid all year round, for up to 2 years.



Catching the bus is just the ticket to local dementia arts exhibition
03/07/2019

Visitors to a local dementia arts exhibition are being urged to ditch the car during Catch the Bus Week.

Organisers of the South Yorkshire Dementia Creative Arts Exhibition, together with South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, are calling for local residents to give the bus a go and visit the unique showcase, on display at Meadowhall Interchange until 5 July.



HSBC staff start green travel trial in Catch the Bus Week
02/07/2019

OVER TWO-HUNDRED HSBC staff are ditching the car and trying their commute by public transport to mark the start of Catch the Bus Week 2019.

Employees have been provided with free travel passes to encourage travel via bus, tram or train. The 28-day trial period will support the bank’s phased move to new offices in Sheffield City Centre, with limited parking facilities.



Charity cyclist completes Land’s End challenge
25/06/2019

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE) IT Operations Manager, Nick Brailsford, spent almost 70 hours in the saddle last week as he cycled from one end of the UK to the other, just 18 months after buying his first bike.



Cycle challenge to support suicide prevention charity hits half way mark
12/06/2019

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE) IT Operations Manager Nick Brailsford, is cycling from John O’Groats to Land’s End this week to raise money for mental health charity, PAPYRUS UK.



New buses to support local 'lifeline'
29/05/2019

Five new buses have been provided to support a local ‘lifeline’ for South Yorkshire residents.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has funded the new, fully accessible vehicles for use on local Community Transport services, as part of its commitment to provide links for those who struggle to access mainstream public transport.



UK cycle challenge will support suicide prevention charity
22/05/2019

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE) IT Operations Manager Nick Brailsford, plans to cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End next month to raise money for mental health charity, Papyrus UK.



Essential Supertram works to continue between Shalesmoor and Hillsborough
20/05/2019

SUPERTRAM passengers are reminded to check before they travel as essential network repairs continue, between Shalesmoor and Hillsborough.

Timetables on Yellow and Blue Route tram services will change between 3 June and 18 July.



Children urged to apply for cheaper travel
14/05/2019

Up to 30,000 kids may be missing out on cheaper travel in South Yorkshire.

Eleven to sixteen year-olds are being urged to apply for a MegaTravel pass before school is out to get flat 80p single fares on buses and trams and half price train tickets within South Yorkshire this Summer.



Plan your travel to Tour de Yorkshire
01/05/2019

The Tour de Yorkshire cycle race will depart from Doncaster Town Centre on Thursday 2 May and from Barnsley Town Centre on Friday 3 May 2019, affecting public transport services along the route.

With thousands of people expected to travel to watch the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race, getting around parts of the region will be busier and some bus services will be temporarily diverted.



Darnall station community clean-up
15/04/2019

Transport staff team up with local youngsters for a litter pick at local rail station.

Employees from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and Northern Rail were joined by over 40 volunteers for a litter pick at Darnall Station and the surrounding area on Wednesday 27 March.



Transport boss crowned national ‘Youth Voice Champion’
08/04/2019

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) Director wins at national Youth Voice Star Awards, held by the British Youth Council.

Following his success at the Yorkshire and Humber Regional awards in January, SYPTE’s Director of Customer Services, Tim Taylor, was announced winner of the national ‘Youth Voice Champion’ last month for commitment to improving the experience of young people on public transport in South Yorkshire.



Rail replacement to resume on Supertram network
28/03/2019

Essential works to extend the lifespan and future-proof the Supertram network will resume in April for the second phase of the current three year-long project. 



It's a girl! Baby delivered by bus station staff
20/03/2019

BUS STATION staff had an unscheduled arrival when a mum-to-be unexpectedly had her baby.

The little girl was delivered in the staff kitchen while an ambulance arrived.

 



Rotherham Interchange to reopen following £12m refurbishment
28/02/2019

ROTHERHAM Interchange is set to reopen this Sunday (3 March), following a £12 million refurbishment scheme.



Hoyland children get a taste for public transport
28/02/2019

CHILDREN from Hoyland Common Primary School’s reception year got a taste of what it’s like to use public transport on a visit to Barnsley Transport Interchange. 



Consultation drives Barnsley bus changes
05/02/2019

Nearly 1,000 people gave their views on proposed change to Barnsley bus services, including improvements to punctuality, frequency and routes.

 



Consultation drives Doncaster bus changes
05/02/2019

Nearly 1,000 people gave their views on proposed changes to bus services in Doncaster, including improvements to punctuality, frequency and routes.



Consultation drives Sheffield bus changes
05/02/2019

Nearly 1,000 people gave their views on proposed changes to Sheffield bus services, including improvements to punctuality, frequency and routes.



South Yorkshire transport chief is new Chair of Urban Transport Group
30/01/2019

Stephen Edwards, the Executive Director of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), is the new Chair of the Urban Transport Group. 



SYPTE Director named ‘Youth Voice Champion’
23/01/2019

Transport boss wins Youth Voice Star Award for commitment to improving the experience of young people on public transport in South Yorkshire. 



Money found at SY interchanges goes to a good cause
21/12/2018

MONEY found in South Yorkshire interchanges will be donated to a charity supporting homeless people across the region, helping to bring a better Christmas for those in need.

 



Strong public support shown for Supertram renewal scheme
18/12/2018

STRONG support from the public has been received for a proposed investment scheme to upgrade Sheffield City Region’s Supertram system, results of a consultation have shown.

 



Transport chiefs call to go car-free on festive Fridays
12/12/2018

Join in with #CarFreeFriday and choose a different way to travel for work, shopping and nights out this December. A new initiative, launched today by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), encourages people to go car-free on Fridays.



Plan before you travel during the festive season in Rotherham
11/12/2018

SOUTH Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding customers to plan ahead for Christmas and New Year travel in Rotherham, by checking timetables and services on travelsouthyorkshire.com/christmas.

 



Plan before you travel during the festive season in South Yorkshire
11/12/2018

WITH the countdown to Christmas underway, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding customers to plan ahead for their festive period travel in Barnsley and Doncaster, by checking timetables and services on travelsouthyorkshire.com/christmas.

 



Plan before you travel during the festive season in Sheffield
11/12/2018

WITH the countdown for Christmas underway, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding customers to plan ahead for the festive period travel in Sheffield by checking timetables and services on travelsouthyorkshire.com/christmas.

 



Quirky choir raise many smiles at Doncaster Interchange
16/11/2018

Doncaster Quirky Choir wanted to bring music to unexpected places and raise a smile or two on people’s faces – and they achieved much more than that when they performed live at the Doncaster Interchange this Monday 12 November at lunch time.

 



Stagecoach adds extra late Service X17 journeys between Meadowhall for workers
08/11/2018

Stagecoach’s recent Gold X17 route extension between Matlock, Chesterfield, Sheffield, Meadowhall and Barnsley has seen further improvements following customer feedback. 

 



Last call to shape Supertram's future
30/10/2018

LOCAL residents, visitors and businesses are reminded to have their say on proposals for the future of Supertram. A public consultation is seeking views on three options for the system until 5 November.
 



UK's First Tram Train to Welcome Passengers this Month
04/10/2018

Passengers in South Yorkshire will be the first in the country to benefit from the innovative Tram Trains - a special tram vehicle, designed to run on both the city’s tramlines and the rail network between Sheffield and Rotherham, from Thursday 25th October 2018.


 



Have your say about the future of Supertram
24/09/2018

Residents, visitors, community groups and businesses across the Sheffield City Region are being asked to have their say on the future of Supertram.  A public consultation runs from the 24 September to 5 November and will seek views on three options for the system.

 



Little big changes can lead you to a healthier life
11/09/2018

The ‘Little Big Changes’ campaign aims to highlight the benefits of active travel – making journeys by more physically active means - and encourage people across the region to ditch the car and get walking or cycling for all or part of their journeys.

 



Supertram Rail Replacement works will affect Blue route on its final stage
06/09/2018

Blue route services will run between Malin Bridge and Donetsk Way, where they will terminate, with some changes to the normal timetable. To minimise disruption for customers, B5 replacement buses will operate between Donetsk Way and Halfway, while Moss Way, Crystal Peaks, Beighton/Drake House Lane, Waterthorpe, Westfield and Halfway tram stops will be temporarily closed.

 



Bus users reminded to check for September changes
30/08/2018

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding passengers of changes to some bus services from Saturday 1 September 2018, to improve punctuality, access to employment and as a result of changes to SYPTE tendered bus service contracts.



Supertram rail replacement works between Gleadless Townend, Herdings park and Halfway
22/08/2018

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive is advising customers that the rail replacement works between Gleadless Townend and Halfway/Herdings Park will now run from Saturday 25 August until Sunday 9 September. The Blue and Purple routes will be affected by the essential work to extend the lifespan of the Supertram network.



Bus stop placed on dementia ward to create familiar environment for patients
13/08/2018

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has provided Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s dementia ward with a special bus stop flag to provide reassurance and familiarity to patients living with dementia.



Supertram Rail Replacement Works on Track to Herdings Park
03/08/2018

Essential work to extend the lifespan of the Supertram network, affecting the Purple route, will move to the area between Gleadless Townend and Herdings Park on Friday 10 August.  As part of a three-year rail replacement project, works will start in Area 3 between Gleadless Townend and Herdings Park from Friday 10 August until Sunday 19 August, subject to weather and site conditions.



Rotherham Interchange - three months on
03/08/2018

Work has been proceeding apace as Rotherham Interchange’s £12million refurbishment programme continues.



South Yorkshire’s 16-18 year olds urged to take advantage of discounted travel offer
02/08/2018

People aged 16 to 18 years old are being encouraged to apply for a free travel pass that gives them discounted travel across South Yorkshire. 



Little Big Changes lie ahead for travellers
24/07/2018

A campaign to get South Yorkshire people to leave the car at home and enjoy the benefits of ‘active travel’ launches this week.



Public transport is the best option to go to Tramlines Festival
19/07/2018

Festival goers urged to leave the car at home if heading to Tramlines.



Travel by bus in Catch the Bus week
02/07/2018

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) encourages commuters to try public transport and experience the benefits it can bring.



Travel by public transport to make a difference on Clean Air Day
19/06/2018

SYPTE is urging commuters who normally travel by car to switch to public transport on Thursday 21 June – the longest day of the year – to celebrate Clean Air Day and contribute towards curbing air pollution.



Supertram rail replacement works move to Halfway
18/06/2018

Essential work to extend the lifespan of the Supertram network, affecting the Blue route, will move to the area between Birley Lane and Halfway.  As part of a three-year rail replacement project, works will start in Area 2 between Birley Lane and Halfway from Saturday 23 June and should carry on until Wednesday 8 August, subject to weather and site conditions.



Get active on your commute during Men’s Health Week
12/06/2018

As part of Men’s Health Week (11-17 June 2018), South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE’s) sustainable travel team, Inmotion! will promote the range of free activities on offer across our region helping people to get active as part of their daily commute and achieve a healthier lifestyle.



Twenty thousand kids could be missing out on travel benefit in South Yorkshire
07/06/2018

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is urging schools, parents and carers to make sure their 11 to 16 year olds get a MegaTravel pass before the summer.



First Bus tickets for sale at South Yorkshire interchanges
23/05/2018

From Tuesday 29 May passengers will be able to buy a range of First weekly and monthly bus tickets from vending machines located at seven bus interchanges around South Yorkshire, making them more accessible and helping customers to save money and time on their journey.



Rail replacement to start on Supertram network
17/05/2018

Essential works to replace worn out Supertram tracks, in order to extend the network’s lifespan, will start on Saturday 26 May. The first area of works affects services between Hillsborough and Middlewood until Friday 15 June.



Spectators urged to plan journeys ahead for the Tour de Yorkshire
23/04/2018

With thousands of people expected to watch the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire and Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race live on Thursday 3 May and Friday 4 May,  getting around parts of the region will be busier and some bus services will be temporarily diverted,  spectators are urged to plan ahead.



Engineering works planned on Supertram network in late April
11/04/2018

Engineering works affecting Sheffield Supertram services will take place all day from Friday 20 April until Monday 23 April, passengers are advised to plan ahead.



Rotherham Interchange refurbishment works due to start on 30 April
21/03/2018

Construction work is programmed to start on Monday 30 April for a £12 million upgrade and refurbishment of Rotherham Interchange by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).



Building work to start on temporary Rotherham Bus Interchange
19/02/2018

Construction of a temporary bus interchange at Forge Island in Rotherham is due to start on Monday, 19 February, in preparation for a £12m upgrade and refurbishment of Rotherham Interchange by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).  



Clean and Green Sheffield: £1.9m investment will repower more than 115 buses in next year
09/02/2018

Sheffield will be a cleaner and greener city by the end of the year as Sheffield City Council announces record new investment in the city’s bus fleet.  £1.9m will be invested to retrofit 117 buses across the Sheffield network with emission reduction technology. 



South Yorkshire bus users reminded to check for January changes
10/01/2018

Changes to some bus services in South Yorkshire will take place from 28 January to improve reliability and access to employment and education, following customer requests.



Have your say on ambitious region-wide transport plans
03/01/2018

Consultation on the future of transport across the Sheffield City Region (SCR) is set to go live next Monday, 8 January. This wil give people across the region the chance to have their say on the Sheffield City Region’s ambitious draft Transport Strategy.



Inmotion! teams up with Meadowhall staff to give up the car for Christmas
19/12/2017

INMOTION! is encouraging Meadowhall staff to swap their cars for public transport in the run-up to the festive season by offering them a free travel pass for 28 days.



Festive Public Transport Changes in Sheffield
30/11/2017

SOUTH Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding customers to plan ahead for Christmas and New Year travel in Sheffield, by checking timetables and services on travelsouthyorkshire.com/Christmas/.



Talking Buses come to Sheffield
29/11/2017

Customers on service 120 in Sheffield will soon see and hear the results of a scheme to improve journey information.  The Audio Visual Displays on Buses project is a three-year trial scheme in the Better Bus Area Fund programme.



Inmotion! work praised at top transport awards
21/11/2017

A scheme which encourages thousands of South Yorkshire commuters to use public transport was runner-up at a prestigious industry awards ceremony.  The Inmotion! Busboost scheme, which gives commuters the chance to swap their cars for 28 days’ travel on buses, trains and trams, had been shortlisted for the UK Bus Awards for Sustained Marketing Excellence.



Sheffield Interchange joins Help us Help campaign
20/11/2017

SOUTH Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is joining forces with local charities, Sheffield BID (Business Improvement District), Sheffield City Centre Retail Forum and Sheffield City Council in the Help us Help campaign, by hosting a collection point for donations at Sheffield Interchange.



Sheffield Council and Bus Partnership announce Christmas travel deals
13/11/2017

Experiencing Sheffield at Christmas looks set to be the best - and cheapest - yet with offers to get into the city centre announced for cars and buses.

The festive bus offer Plus One means anyone with a day, week or month ticket can bring along another person for free on journeys in Sheffield into the city centre after 4.30pm and out of the city centre after 6.30pm on Thursdays and all day on Sundays in December in the run up to Christmas.  Even if both people travelling don’t usually use the bus when one person buys a day bus ticket the second person will travel for free as the Plus One – so 2 for 1 travel.
 



Inmotion! shortlisted for top transport award – again!
12/10/2017

An award-winning scheme which encourages commuters to use public transport is going for gold again in 2017.  The Inmotion! Busboost scheme, which encourages thousands of South Yorkshire commuters to swap their cars for travel on buses, trains and trams, has been shortlisted for a UK Bus Award for Sustained Marketing Excellence.



Plans submitted for Rotherham Interchange refurbishment
03/10/2017

A planning application has this week been submitted for the refurbishment of the bus station supplementing one already approved for the car park above the Interchange, which will form part of the Rotherham Town Centre Masterplan, led by Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC).



Supertram rail replacement works back on track
27/09/2017

SOUTH Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is making tracks towards commencing phase 2 of the rail replacement works on the Sheffield Supertram network.

SYPTE is seeking tenders from suitably qualified contractors to carry out rail replacement works on sections of track, which are close to being life-expired, following over 50 million miles of tram travel along the network, since its launch in 1994. It is proposed to replace about 10km of embedded rail, where wear and tear means that its replacement is necessary to maintain the safe operation of tram services.



Local Interchange in the driving seat for safer public transport
25/09/2017

Barnsley Interchange has been presented with a national award for measures taken to provide a safe environment for both passengers and staff.

Operated by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), the interchange has been accredited with the Safer Bus Station award, making it one of only 13 bus stations in the country to hold the title.



Minister launches first Citylink Tram Train into service
14/09/2017

Government Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP was joined by transport leaders and representatives from Sheffield Children’s Hospital for the introduction of the first Citylink Tram Train into passenger service on the Supertram network in Sheffield today.



Check ahead for school bus changes
30/08/2017

PUPILS and parents are being reminded to check for changes to school buses before term starts in September.

Revised services are set to run to 32 schools across South Yorkshire, following the BrightBus company’s closure earlier this year.



South Yorkshire bus service changes
30/08/2017

CHANGES to some bus services in South Yorkshire will take place this weekend (on 2, 3 and 4 September 2017). Passengers are being advised to check as soon as possible to see if their service has been affected.



Kitchen firm gets entire workforce pedalling for Cycle September
29/08/2017

One of 100 South Yorkshire businesses to sign up to a national cycling competition to get commuters on the saddle is celebrating, after its entire workforce decided to take part.



Naylor Industries in Barnsley gives staff a bicycle boost ready for Cycle September
25/08/2017

Naylor Industries, a leading Barnsley-based manufacturer of construction products, will get in the saddle this September for a national competition to see which business can get the most staff on their bikes.

They will join over 90 companies and 800 individuals taking part in the friendly, prize winning ‘Cycle September’ scheme, which aims to encourage employees to cycle more miles.



New Barnsley bus service to improve access to employment
17/08/2017

A NEW BUS service in Barnsley will launch next month (2 September) to help employees at Tankersley and Wentworth Business Park get to work, following a successful bid for over half a million pound of Government funding.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has secured the funding from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) Sustainable Travel Access Fund, on behalf of the Barnsley Bus Partnership, to fund a service to the area for the next three years.



Sheffield bus users urged to check for September changes
17/08/2017

CHANGES to some bus services in Sheffield will take place next month (3 September 2017) to improve punctuality, reliability and access to employment, following customer requests.

Sheffield Bus Partnership is advising passengers to check their journey before they travel.



Transport staff drive cash boost for local Cancer Charity
09/08/2017

A SHEFFIELD charity has received a £1,000 boost towards its fundraising target, thanks to the generosity of staff members at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE).

SYPTE began fundraising for Weston Park Cancer Charity last year, after an employee vote decided that the Cancer Charity would be at the forefront of the organisation’s charity focus for the next 12 months.



Passengers advised to check before they travel as Tram Train pilot progresses
08/08/2017

Network Rail engineers will complete vital milestones for the pioneering Tram Train pilot this summer, as work progresses to put the South Yorkshire scheme on track from 2018.

The second phase of work to assist in linking the Stagecoach Supertram network to the national rail network is currently underway, and will be completed on the weekend of 19 August.



Special Olympics spectators urged to plan ahead on public transport
04/08/2017

SPECTATORS of the Special Olympics are being urged to use public transport to get to the Games during their return to Sheffield later this month.

Around 2,600 athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete in various sports between Tuesday 8 and Friday 11 August, at thirteen locations across the city and surrounding areas, including Ice Sheffield, the English Institute of Sport (EIS) and Ponds Forge International Sport Centre.



£18m investment speeds up Sheffield buses
24/07/2017

A £18.3 million investment to speed up Sheffield bus routes and cut congestion has seen some city journey times slashed by up to 25%.

Highway improvements on key bus routes - including smarter signal controls, new bus lanes, junction upgrades, road widening and more cameras to better monitor the flow of traffic - in the City Centre, North Sheffield, Gleadless, Meadowhead and on Penistone Road have also seen bus punctuality improvements of up to 3%.



Health chiefs praise companies promoting cycle commute
24/07/2017

South Yorkshire public health and activity chiefs have praised local businesses promoting cycling to work, and are asking more local bosses to welcome cycle commuters as if they were le Tour stage winners.

Local authorities reckon there are 20-30 employers in South Yorkshire who are doing their best to encourage cycling to work, and aim to at least treble that number this year.



Teenagers celebrate discounted bus fares
19/07/2017

A group of intrepid teenagers are celebrating after working with a bus partnership to secure discounted fares over the summer across Rotherham and beyond.



SYPTE action saves school buses
17/07/2017

URGENT action by transport bosses will mean school buses facing the axe can continue to run come September.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has stepped in to coordinate cover for all 78 routes at risk after the BrightBus company announced its closure - finding replacement or alternative travel for all 32 affected schools.



New images of Doncaster station redevelopment revealed
10/07/2017

Exciting new images showing how the entrance to Doncaster train station could be transformed into an open, vibrant, welcoming and easily accessible new arrival point for Doncaster have been revealed.

 

The current plans include moving the car park to the old Royal Mail Sorting Office site.



New 16-18 Travel Pass to launch this weekend
30/06/2017

APPRENTICES and business leaders have welcomed a new 16-18 Travel Pass scheme that will allow more young people than ever to benefit from discounted public transport fares across South Yorkshire, prior to its launch this weekend.

As part of the enhanced scheme, from Saturday 1 July all 16-18 year olds living in South Yorkshire, including those in apprenticeships and employment, can apply for a 16-18 Travel Pass to benefit from child concession fares.



'Try a tram' days are a great success
28/06/2017

Stagecoach Supertram and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) have completed a series of ‘Try a Tram’ days enabling passengers to experience the new Citylink vehicles due in service later this summer.

The seven vehicles will supplement the 25 Siemens trams in current use when they enter service from late summer.



Bank Holiday engineering to affect Rotherham Central rail services
23/05/2017

Rail passengers are being reminded that trains will not stop at Rotherham Central station this Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 27 – Sunday 28 May), as essential engineering works take place to demolish and replace College Road Bridge.

The station will close following the last train on Friday and re-open for the first train on Monday.



Public views sought on plans for Rotherham Interchange
18/05/2017

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is seeking customer views on proposals to improve Rotherham Interchange, following extensive damage caused by a vehicle fire in May last year.

Essential remedial work at Rotherham Interchange has included repairs to platform A, the windows, public toilets, offices and electrical cables affecting the lighting, customer information systems, automatic doors, and the passenger lift.



Enhancements to child concessionary travel approved
08/05/2017

DISCOUNTED public transport fares are to be offered to more young people in South Yorkshire, after South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE’s) proposals to extend the current concessionary travel scheme for 16-18 year olds were approved by the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee today, 8 May.



Enhancements to child concessionary travel proposed
27/04/2017

The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee is being invited to consider whether concessionary travel arrangements for young people in South Yorkshire will be enhanced from Saturday 1 July.

The proposals, due to be discussed at the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee meeting on Monday 8 May, are that from 1 July the current 16 to 18 student concessionary pass scheme will be extended to cover all 16 to 18 year olds living in South Yorkshire. This means that the proposed new 16-18 Travel Pass will be available to all young people living in South Yorkshire including those in apprenticeships and employment.



Temporary bus changes due to Arundel Gate highways works
26/04/2017

Six bus services will follow an alternative route in Sheffield city centre from the 7th May, as two of the city centre’s busiest bus stops on Arundel Gate close for 10 weeks to allow for essential highways works.

Sheffield Bus Partnership has worked together to redirect and allocate alternative city centre bus stops for all services that usually call at stops AG4 and AG5, located outside Arundel Gate Mini Interchange, to minimise disruption to passengers while the works take place.



Spectators urged to plan ahead for the Tour de Yorkshire
20/04/2017

DETAILS of upcoming traffic and travel changes have been released, as the region gears up to welcome the Tour de Yorkshire cycle race for the third time.

Stage 3 of the Tour de Yorkshire is due to ride through South Yorkshire on Sunday 30 April, starting in Crow Edge before taking in Millhouse Green, Thurlstone, Penistone, Oxspring, Thurgoland, Wortley, Green Moor, Stocksbridge, Deepcar, Bolsterstone, Wigtwizzle, and Midhopestones, finishing at Fox Valley in Sheffield.



Easter track connection marks major Tram Train milestone
18/04/2017

The project which will allow passengers in South Yorkshire to be the first to ride on a Tram Train in the UK achieved a major milestone this Easter, marking a significant step forward for the pioneering scheme.

The track connection that will provide the physical link between the Supertram network and the traditional heavy rail network was installed at Tinsley, in a ground-breaking move for Britain’s rail industry.



Easter engineering to set Supertram on track for Tram Train
10/04/2017

Essential engineering works to prepare South Yorkshire’s Supertram system for Tram Train will take place over Easter weekend, to set the pioneering UK pilot scheme on track for 2018.

Revised Supertram services are planned to operate on Sunday 16 and Monday 17 April 2017.



Tram Trains tested on South Yorkshire Supertram system
04/04/2017

TESTING of the UK’s first Tram Train vehicles is taking place on South Yorkshire’s Supertram system, in preparation for passenger services starting in 2018.

The pioneering pilot will provide a direct transport connection from Sheffield city centre to Rotherham Central and Parkgate, travelling on both tram lines and the national rail network.



Northern releases timetables for 8 April industrial action
31/03/2017

Northern has today published its revised timetable for train services that will run during industrial action on Saturday 8 April.

On a bumper day of sporting activity – including the Grand National at Aintree Racecourse and popular football fixtures – Northern expects to run 822 trains, more than 32 per cent of its normal services.



UK’s Tram Train pilot set to achieve key milestones during Spring bank holiday
31/03/2017

The Tram Train project in South Yorkshire will take a significant step towards completion in the coming weeks as construction work continues.

Engineers from Network Rail will replace College Road bridge in Rotherham.



Executive appoints new Transport Leads
15/03/2017

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has taken on two new directors to oversee the county’s buses, trams and trains.

Ben Gilligan has been appointed as Director of Public Transport and Tim Taylor as Director of Customer Services, in new roles created to respond to the changing shape of public transport in the region, customer travel information and infrastructure needs.



Commuters warned of strike-day disruption
10/03/2017

Commuters are being warned to plan ahead and expect disruption as a 24-hour strike is planned for Northern rail services on Monday (13 March).

Most Northern rail services are not expected to run, with many local stations in South Yorkshire being served by few or no trains.



New stop seating make trams a comfortable alternative
24/02/2017

Over half of Sheffield’s tram stops are to be upgraded to add seating over the coming weeks, in the latest round of planned improvements to the Supertram network.

The works, which are being undertaken at 26 of the city’s 48 tram stops by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) in partnership with Stagecoach Supertram, will begin on Monday 27 February and are expected to be complete mid-March.



Age UK welcomes new travel pass process
21/02/2017

Age UK has welcomed a new travel pass process developed by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) that has already benefitted over 40,000 senior residents across South Yorkshire.

The innovative new automatic renewal process removes the need for older people to reapply for their English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) Senior Pass, making it easier for passengers to take advantage of free and discounted fares on public transport.



Barnsley bus users shape better connections
20/02/2017

Bus users in Barnsley continue to help shape better connections to education and employment, as Barnsley Bus Partnership plans service changes in response to customer feedback.



Major Barnsley bus changes this weekend
26/01/2017

NEW bus timetables, routes and tickets will be introduced across Barnsley this Sunday, 29 January 2017.

Passengers are being reminded to check for changes to their service at travelsouthyorkshire.com/bbp, at bus stops, in interchanges and on-board buses.



Make getting out greener this half term
26/01/2017

Families can make getting around greener this half term by trying days out by bus, tram and train.

There has never been more to see and do in South Yorkshire, and top destinations - on the door step or further afield - are easy to explore by public transport.

Kelham Island - Architectural heritage, real ale and new developments, in what was once the heart of Sheffield's steel industry.



Plan ahead for Barnsley bus changes
17/01/2017

PASSENGERS in Barnsley are being urged to check for changes to their bus service ahead of the introduction of the borough’s new bus network from 29 January 2017.

Information about new timetables, routes and tickets is available online at travelsouthyorkshire.com/bbp, at bus stops, in interchanges and on-board buses.



Minister marks opening of Bus Rapid Transit North scheme
12/12/2016

Government Transport Minister Andrew Jones MP was joined by local transport leaders to mark the official opening of Sheffield City Region’s £29.8 million Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) North scheme today (Monday 12 December) at the newly constructed ‘Blackburn Meadows Way’ link road under J34 of the M1.



£1.573M funding for future Supertram strategy
30/11/2016

UP TO £1.573 million is to be invested in the development of a strategy to shape long-term plans for Sheffield City Region’s Supertram system, following a successful bid to Government for support funding.

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement confirmed that Sheffield City Region is one of only six English authorities to receive ‘Large Local Major’ scheme funding from the Department for Transport, which will enable network owners, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), to progress a business case for up to £230 million future investment in Supertram.



Inmotion! named winner of Marketing Initiative of the Year award at UK Bus Awards
24/11/2016

South Yorkshire based Inmotion! has achieved national recognition by being crowned the winner of the Marketing Initiative of the Year award at the UK Bus Awards, for its Busboost initiative.

Busboost, a transport initiative delivered by Inmotion! to encourage commuters from South Yorkshire businesses and organisations who normally travel by car, to switch to public transport for part, or all, of their journey, was announced as the winner of the prestigious award at a ceremony at The Ballroom, Southbank in London on 23 November 2016.



Consultation feedback shapes Barnsley bus plans
28/10/2016

PLANS for a new bus network and tickets in Barnsley are to be put to transport authorities for approval next week, following consultation with local communities and councillors on proposed changes for the Borough.

Recommendations by Barnsley Bus Partnership – made up of Stagecoach Yorkshire, TM Travel, Globe Coaches, Waterson Coaches, Barnsley Council and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive – aim to better coordinate buses and reduce congestion, make sure services are sustainable, and support economic growth.



Sheffield Mayor onboard to shape future of Supertram
25/10/2016

THE 120th Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Cllr Denise Fox, took to the city’s trams today (Monday 24 October) to talk to customers about their suggestions for Supertram’s next chapter.

The Lord Mayor was joined by senior figures from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and Stagecoach Supertram at Cathedral tram stop to hear what passengers would like to see from the Supertram network in the next thirty years, how it could be developed and fit with other transport.



Region reminded to help shape future of Supertram
18/10/2016

LOCAL transport leaders are reminding residents and businesses in the region to share their views on future plans for Supertram in a public consultation running until 30 October 2016.

Over 1,000 responses have been received by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) so far.



New Automatic Renewal Process for Elderly Travel Passes
18/10/2016

Elderly people in South Yorkshire can sit back and relax when it comes to the time to renew their travel pass, as they will be automatically renewed from 2017.

For the first time, senior travellers will no longer need to reapply for their English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) Senior Pass, after South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) developed a new automatic renewal process for passes that expire after 31 December 2016.



Sheffield Bus Partnership shortlisted for transport award
27/09/2016

Sheffield Bus Partnership has been shortlisted for Partnership of the Year in the first North of England Transport Awards, introduced to celebrate industry innovation and excellence across the region.

The recognition underpins a record of success for the multi-award winning Partnership between First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach Sheffield, Sheffield Community Transport, TM Travel, Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, which has combined various legal powers to function as the UK’s largest and most ambitious voluntary bus agreement since October 2012.



Bus service saved from cancellation by Barnsley Bus Partnership
21/09/2016

A BUS service in Barnsley has been saved from cancellation, after another operator agreed to take over the route commercially, as part of the Barnsley Bus Partnership.

Waterson’s Coaches will begin running service 193, which operates between Barnsley and Wakefield, on Monday 31 October, after the current service’s operator, Arriva, notified it was withdrawing from the route. Arriva had planned to cease the service at the end of October, after low passenger numbers made the service commercially unviable.



Have your say on the future of Supertram
16/09/2016

Residents and businesses in the region are being asked to have their say on the future of Supertram to help shape long-term plans for the system.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) will hold a public consultation from 19 September – 30 October 2016 to find out what people think about Supertram, how the network could be developed or improved, and how services could fit with other transport.



Budget cuts force child concession fares up
07/09/2016

SINGLE child concession bus and tram fares in South Yorkshire will increase by 10p on 18 September 2016, from 70p to 80p.



£29.8m Bus Rapid Transit scheme set for launch
02/09/2016

Bus passengers travelling between Rotherham and Sheffield are set to benefit from a new high quality ‘X1 Steel Link’ service, operated by First Bus, from Sunday (September 4) following completion of the £29.8 million Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) North scheme.

The X1 Steel Link will run on a new BRT ‘Tinsley Link’ road built over the River Don and under Tinsley Viaduct, to provide a more direct route for buses and improve congestion in the area.



New bus service to Doncaster Sheffield Airport takes off
01/09/2016

PASSENGERS flying from Doncaster Sheffield Airport will now be able to reach their local airport even faster thanks to a new express bus service launched this week (Sep 4).

The new X4 bus, which will be operated by First will pick up travellers from the Frenchgate Interchange in Doncaster, and Parrot’s Corner (Doncaster South Park & Ride) and drop off at Doncaster Sheffield Airport leaving every 30 minutes between Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays.



Residents invited to review Penistone bus plans
26/08/2016

NEW plans for buses in Penistone are to be put to residents next month, based on feedback following public consultation and from local councillors.



Sheffield Interchange welcomes police dogs in training exercise
17/08/2016

COMMUTERS were greeted with trainee Ministry Of Defence Police Dogs on their arrival to Sheffield Interchange this morning, as The South Yorkshire Police Dog Section visited the site as part of a training exercise.

The visit gave the four dogs, and their handlers, the chance to interact with the travelling public, as part of a working partnership between South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and South Yorkshire Police.



Rail passengers urged to check before they travel ahead of Barnsley track renewal
04/08/2016

Passengers traveling to and from Barnsley are being advised to check before they travel as Network Rail plans to replace the track at a busy level crossing in the town centre.

The railway running through Barnsley station and over Jumble Lane level crossing is to be replaced as part of the Railway Upgrade Plan to provide more reliable journeys for passengers. It will mean that Jumble Lane will be closed from Friday 19 August to Monday 22 August and the railway will be closed on the Saturday and Sunday (20 and 21 August).



Last call for comments on Barnsley bus consultation
28/07/2016

TRANSPORT CHIEFS are calling for Barnsley passengers to comment on bus network proposals before public consultation closes on Sunday 31 July.

Barnsley Bus Partnership is seeking views on plans that aim to optimise key routes and provide a better coordinated, more efficient and integrated bus network that meets the needs of people living in, working in, and visiting the town.



Residents reminded to have their say on Barnsley's bus services
06/07/2016

TRANSPORT CHIEFS are reminding passengers to have their say on proposals for Barnsley’s bus network, by participating in a public consultation which runs until Sunday 31 July.

Barnsley Bus Partnership is seeking views on plans that aim to optimise key routes into the town centre and provide a better coordinated, more efficient and integrated bus network that meets the needs of people living in, working in, and visiting the town.



Just the ticket for school and college travel
06/07/2016

Young people living in South Yorkshire can get cheaper travel on public transport with a MegaTravel or a 16-18 Student Pass.

The free passes allow school and college students under 18 years old to travel for a concessionary fare of 70p per journey on bus and tram, and half fare on Northern Rail train services in the county.



Transport trial boosts trend for car-free commute
06/07/2016

COMMUTERS that leave that car at home to give the bus, tram or train a go are making a permanent move to public transport, a new report has revealed.

Eight out of ten people taking part in a 28-day ‘Busboost’ public transport trial said they would stick with sustainable travel for some journeys, and 43% have committed to continuing their commute by bus, tram or train.



Barnsley bus services bound for change
08/06/2016

Proposals to enhance Barnsley’s bus network will go to public consultation next week, as transport authorities seek people’s views on planned service changes for the town.

Plans by the newly-formed Barnsley Bus Partnership, which include changes to bus routes and service numbers, aim to better meet the needs of people living in, working in, and visiting the town by providing a better coordinated, more efficient and integrated network.



Survey shows 97% of Supertram customers are satisfied with service
26/05/2016

Independent research has revealed that 97% of Supertram passengers are satisfied with their tram services.

The results of the annual Tram Passenger Survey by passenger watchdog Transport Focus showed that overall satisfaction among tram passengers in Sheffield had risen more than any other tram network in the UK over the past year.



£2.5 million boost for local sustainable transport schemes
24/05/2016

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has welcomed an announcement from the Department for Transport that Sheffield City Region has been awarded a £2.5 million funding boost to support improved local walking, cycling and public transport schemes.

SYPTE Executive Director, Stephen Edwards, said: “This welcome funding will allow SYPTE and our local authority partners to continue to build on the success of sustainable transport projects delivered through the Inmotion! scheme.



Barnsley bus service changes
10/05/2016

CHANGES to some buses in Barnsley will take place on Sunday 15 and Monday 16 May.

Passengers are being reminded to check in advance if their service has been affected.



Timetable improvements for Sheffield buses
10/05/2016

SHEFFIELD bus timetable changes will take place next weekend to further improve punctuality and reliability for customers.

Sheffield Bus Partnership is reminding passengers to check in advance if their service is affected.



New dawn for Doncaster buses
10/05/2016

CHANGES to bus timetables, routes and cheaper tickets are to launch in Doncaster next weekend with the aim of improving travel in the town.

The newly-formed Doncaster Bus Partnership – a voluntary agreement between First, Stagecoach, Arriva, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and Doncaster Council - will introduce a revised bus network alongside new, lower-priced multi-operator tickets from Sunday 15 May, following public consultation last year.



Rotherham Interchange to re-open following fire
10/05/2016

Rotherham Interchange will reopen tomorrow (Saturday 21 May), following a vehicle fire on Sunday evening.

All buses with temporary stopping arrangements in the town centre will resume running from the Interchange from start of service.



Next phase of Railway Upgrade Plan comes to South Yorkshire this bank holiday
11/04/2016

Network Rail will invest £15m this May bank holiday to upgrade signalling in Sheffield and other parts of South Yorkshire to provide more reliable train services for passengers.

The investment will see the control of signals – the traffic lights of the railway – around Sheffield, Rotherham, Swinton and Mexborough moved to the state-of-the-art Rail Operating Centre (ROC) in York which already controls the signalling across large parts of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.



Smart steps for public transport as tickets sold onboard
01/04/2016

SMARTCARD tickets are now being sold on buses and trams in South Yorkshire.

Passengers buying selected 7-Day tickets will be able to use their TravelMaster or StagecoachSmart smartcard, or will be given one for the first time, instead of a paper pass by their driver or conductor.



South Yorkshire rail stations awarded for safety
31/03/2016

RAIL stations in South Yorkshire have been recognised with a national award for providing a safe environment for both passengers and staff.

Adwick, Chapeltown, Swinton, Thorne North, and Wombwell train stations were re-accredited, and Dore & Totley station recently awarded for the first time, with Secure Stations Scheme status for steps taken to address crime and disorder.



South Yorkshire charging ahead in the electric vehicle stakes
22/03/2016

LOCAL BUSINESSES are ditching the diesel and doing their bit for the environment after signing-up to South Yorkshire’s Inmotion! Electric Vehicle scheme.

Eighteen companies across the county have worked with Inmotion! to incorporate electric vehicles into their fleets, thanks to funding provided via the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund.



Public transport - plan ahead in wintry weather
03/03/2016

PUBLIC transport users are being urged to take extra care and plan their journey in advance as forecasters issue warnings for wintry weather.

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning of snow for South Yorkshire from Thursday evening until Friday afternoon (3 and 4 March).



Weekend works will signal green light for Tram Train
25/02/2016

THE CURRENT phase of essential weekend engineering works to prepare Sheffield’s tramlines for Tram Train will conclude this weekend, putting the innovative UK pilot scheme on track to run between Sheffield and Rotherham from 2017.

Revised timetables and services are planned to operate on the Yellow and Purple Supertram Routes between Fitzalan Square and Meadowhall on 27 and 28 February.



Sheffield bus meeting to report 'big improvements'
25/02/2016

SHEFFIELD bus changes have driven big improvements to journeys, with up to 90% of services running on time.

Reports show punctuality increased by up to 15% since timetables were revised earlier this year in response to passenger feedback, and average weekly performance has returned to 86%.



Swift action saves Barnsley school buses
12/02/2016

BARNSLEY SCHOOL BUSES will run as normal next week, following urgent action by transport bosses to put services in place after bus firm Tates Travel ceased trading.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), together with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and local bus operators, has stepped in to ensure all school services will continue to run as pupils return from half-term.



Essential Tram Train weekend works continue
11/02/2016

ESSENTIAL weekend engineering works to prepare Sheffield’s tramlines for Tram Train will continue this weekend (13 and 14 February) between Meadowhall and Hyde Park, putting the innovative UK pilot scheme on track to run between Sheffield and Rotherham from 2017.

Revised timetables and services are planned to operate on the Yellow and Purple Supertram Routes on Saturday and Sunday 13 – 14 and 27 - 28 February 2016.



Immediate changes to Tates Travel bus services
09/02/2016

BARNSLEY bus firm Tates Travel has ceased running services with immediate effect.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, which subsidises a number of buses previously run by Tates Travel, is taking urgent action together with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and local bus operators to put alternative services in place.



£8.5m cut to public transport budget
03/02/2016

FURTHER reductions of £8.5m to South Yorkshire’s public transport budget have been agreed for the coming financial year.

The 10% cut in South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE) 2016/17 budget was passed by the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Combined Authority on 1 February, reflecting resource and financial pressures across the local authorities that fund SYPTE.



Barnsley Cycle HUB official launch
11/01/2016

The Barnsley Cycle HUB, funded by the Department for Transport’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF), will be officially opened by The Mayor of Barnsley, Cllr Brian Mathers on 18th January at 11.30am.

The HUB is located in Barnsley Interchange and offers a range of cycle support services to Barnsley residents and businesses, removing barriers that prevent people from getting into cycling.



Essential Tram Train weekend works on track
11/01/2016

ESSENTIAL weekend engineering works to prepare Sheffield’s tramlines for Tram Train will continue next weekend (16 and 17 January) between Cricket Inn Road and Meadowhall, putting the innovative UK pilot scheme on track to run between Sheffield and Rotherham from 2017.



Changes begin to drive Sheffield bus improvements
11/01/2016

JOURNEYS on city bus services are improving, following changes made by Sheffield Bus Partnership in response to passenger feedback.



Sheffield Bus Partnership service changes
23/12/2015

Sheffield Bus Partnership has been listening to customers and is making changes to improve the punctuality and reliability of some services as a direct result.



Making tracks for Tram Train
23/12/2015

ESSENTIAL weekend engineering works to prepare Sheffield’s tramlines for Tram Train will take place in the new year, putting the innovative UK pilot scheme on track to run between Sheffield and Rotherham from 2017.



UK's First Tram Train Unveiled in Sheffield
10/12/2015

THE UK’S first Tram Train will be unveiled by Transport Minister Andrew Jones together with the Tram Train project team at an official event in Sheffield today (Thursday 10 December).

Passengers in South Yorkshire will be the first in the country to benefit from the innovative Tram Trains - a new tram-type vehicle, designed to run on both the city’s tramlines and the rail network between Sheffield and Rotherham.



UK's first Tram Train on route to Sheffield
20/11/2015

THE UK’S FIRST Tram Train vehicle has started its journey to Sheffield from Spain.

The fully-constructed, 37m long Tram Train will make a two week voyage over land and sea from Valencia, via Santander, Southampton, and the M1 Motorway before arriving in South Yorkshire on 1 December.



Bus bosses meet to drive Sheffield improvements
17/11/2015

SHEFFIELD Bus Partnership bosses will meet this week to drive improvements to passenger journeys to make sure the city-wide network changes deliver for customers.

Sheffield City Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport and Vice-Chair of the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Transport Committee, Cllr Terry Fox, has called the meeting with Bus Partnership leaders from First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach in Sheffield, TM Travel, Sheffield Community Transport and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), on Wednesday 18 November.



New leader for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
12/11/2015

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has appointed Steve Edwards to the role of Executive Director, following endorsement by Sheffield City Region (SCR) Combined Authority.

Steve joins SYPTE from a successful career at Liberata.



Partnership gears up for Sheffield bus changes
29/10/2015

CHANGES to Sheffield’s bus network and cheaper tickets will be introduced this weekend (1 November) as part of a package of improvements by Sheffield Bus Partnership.

Passengers can check for changes to their service and get timetables and route maps online at travelsouthyorkshire.com/futurechanges.



Working together to improve and secure public transport for the future
29/10/2015

Local transport authorities in the North of England have pledged to work together to improve public transport and secure its future, at a major conference held in York.

Ten local councils came together to stage the Total Transport North Conference 2015, inviting bus operators and health and ambulance authorities along to discuss the importance of joining forces to make bus journeys more efficient and focused on the needs of passengers.



New Future in Sight for Buses in Doncaster
29/10/2015

Proposals to optimise Doncaster’s bus network will go to public consultation this week, as authorities look to progress the public transport aims proposed in Sheffield City Region’s (SCR) Devolution Deal.

The proposed bus network will play a key role in developing local transport to better meet the needs of the growing economy and customers by providing a more coordinated, more efficient and better integrated network.



Cheaper tickets for city bus users
24/10/2015

SHEFFIELD bus users are set to benefit from new and cheaper tickets that make it easier to get on the first bus that comes along.

New CityBus Day (£4), 7 Day (£14) and 28 Day (£49) tickets that can be used on any bus in Sheffield, and reduced price CityWide Day (£4.30), 7 Day (£15), 28 Day (£53) and Annual (£560) tickets that can be used on any bus and tram, will offer passengers a discount of up to 23% against the nearest existing ticket, with prices frozen until April 2017.



Making travel better for Sheffield Children’s Hospital staff
22/10/2015

Over three hundred and seventy employees from the Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust have pledged to give up their car and switch to public transport for 28 days in a bid to reduce congestion and improve local air quality.

The Busboost scheme, which is aimed at staff who usually drive to work, encourages employees to leave their car at home and in return enjoy nearly a month’s free travel throughout the county, on any bus, tram or train.



Sheffield bus and ticket changes published
24/09/2015

INFORMATION about Sheffield’s bus service changes and new, lower priced tickets has started to be published online, ahead of planned improvements to the city’s bus network being introduced on 1 November.

Details are being made available at travelsouthyorkshire.com/futurechanges as bus operators finalise their new timetables.



Last chance to have your say on public transport services
23/09/2015

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding passengers to have their say on the county’s public transport services.

People can give their opinion on how concessionary travel, supported bus services and travel information could be provided in the future online at sypte.co.uk/haveyoursay until 4 October, or via a paper copy available at customer service desks at Interchanges.



Sheffield to London train deal welcomed by local transport leaders
18/09/2015

SHEFFIELD to London train services will continue to run twice an hour as part of a multi-million pound investment package for regional rail routes that has been welcomed by local transport leaders.

East Midlands Trains will operate the half-hourly services until March 2018 under a new franchise announced by Rail Minister Claire Perry and backed by £13 million of investment.



Public Transport Consultation Lets You Have Your Say
02/09/2015

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is offering people the chance to have their say on the county’s public transport services.

The ‘Have Your Say’ consultation will take place between Friday 4 September and Sunday 4 October and will seek passenger opinion on how concessionary travel, supported bus services and travel information could be provided in the future.



Supertram services back on track
24/08/2015

SUPERTRAM services will return to normal tomorrow (Tuesday 25 August) following the completion of essential engineering work to replace sections of the track.

Scheduled improvements to Sheffield’s tramlines concluded on Ridgeway Road on Sunday 23 August, a week ahead of schedule.



Final call to shape city bus services
28/07/2015

TRANSPORT CHIEFS are urging passengers to have their say on proposals to improve the city’s bus network, as Sheffield Bus Partnership’s public consultation enters its final week.

Over 1,300 people have had their say in the consultation so far.



Coin operated turnstiles to be introduced at Doncaster Interchange
08/07/2015

Coin operated turnstiles are to be introduced at the toilets at Doncaster Frenchgate Interchange.

The turnstiles will cost 20p to enter and are expected to be installed and operational from Friday 10 July.



Consultation on city bus network plans
08/07/2015

SHEFFIELD bus passengers are being invited to have their say on ambitious proposals to improve the city’s bus network.

Views on the plans, which include optimised key routes into the city centre and better access to employment and training sites, can be given to Sheffield Bus Partnership in a public consultation until Friday 31 July 2015.



Devolution Deal Drives City Bus Development
01/07/2015

AMBITIOUS proposals to optimise Sheffield’s bus network will go to public consultation next week, as authorities look to progress the public transport aims drawn in Sheffield City Region’s (SCR) Devolution Deal.

SCR’s Devolution Deal passed a range of local public transport and investment powers and responsibilities from Government to local authority and business leaders in 2014.



Baby, box of kittens, false leg and kitchen sink among items left on local buses
26/06/2015

A CHILD in a carry cot, a box of kittens, a false leg and a kitchen sink are among the strangest items left on South Yorkshire’s public transport, bus bosses have revealed.



Tram works to conclude at Gleadless Townend
24/06/2015

ESSENTIAL engineering work to replace Sheffield’s tramlines will conclude for this summer, between Sheffield Station and Gleadless Townend.
 



Safety campaign launched to warn about the dangers of tram-surfing
10/06/2015

TRANSPORT bosses and police have teamed up in an awareness campaign to warn about the dangers of ‘tram surfing’.

Following a number of incidents, when young people have been witnessed clinging to the end of trams whilst they are in motion, Stagecoach Supertram, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and South Yorkshire Police have today (10 June 2015) launched a poster campaign at tram stops across the network and on social media to deter people from taking part in the dangerous activity.



Transport for the North drives forward its Northern Transport Strategy
02/06/2015

Transport for the North, the body set up to transform connectivity across the North of England and drive economic growth, has taken a major step in the delivery of its vision with the announcement of plans to develop a Northern Freight and Logistics Strategy.



Essential tram works to continue in city centre
27/05/2015

MULTI-MILLION pound investment to improve Sheffield’s tram system will continue in the city centre from Tuesday 2 June between Castle Square and Leopold Street.

The essential engineering work, to replace worn out sections of rail and protect the long-term future of the tram network, is expected to be complete in the city centre by Sunday 28 June.



A Range Of New And Improved Options Available As The Travel Information Centres Close
27/05/2015

PASSENGERS around South Yorkshire are now experiencing new and modern ways to access public transport information, find and buy the right ticket and benefit from the wide range of travel planning tools available.

The changes have been introduced to give customers more options and flexibility, whilst continuing to operate with greater efficiency due to the current financial climate.



Strategic Hub planned to drive transport agenda
26/05/2015

THE FUTURE of transport delivery in Sheffield City Region (SCR) will be shaped via a new Strategic Hub and Customer Strategy under proposals endorsed by the SCR Combined Authority.

The Strategic Hub will be responsible for the co-ordination, development and delivery of SCR’s transport strategy and policy functions, currently delivered by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), and will sit within the Sheffield City Region Executive Team, led by Ben Still.



Essential tram works to continue at Castle Square
27/04/2015

MULTI-MILLION pound investment to improve Sheffield’s tram system will continue from Monday 11 May between Park Square bridge and Castle Square.

The essential engineering work, to replace worn out sections of rail and protect the long-term future of the tram network, is expected to take around three weeks.



More buses for match day passengers
16/04/2015

EXTRA bus services will be provided for football fans travelling to watch Sheffield Wednesday (SWFC) and Leeds United (LUFC) on Saturday 25 April 2015.

The fixture takes place during the next phase of essential engineering work on the Supertram network in Sheffield.



Last chance to give views on Sheffield bus services
13/04/2015

SHEFFIELD Bus Partnership is reminding passengers to have their say on city bus services.



Local shops to sell smartcard tickets
27/03/2015

PUBLIC TRANSPORT users will be able to buy selected travel tickets from their local shop next week.

Over 300 stores across South Yorkshire will sell and top up smartcard tickets from 30 March, where the Payzone sign is displayed.



Free bike check-ups across the county for cyclists
27/03/2015

Cyclists are being encouraged to stay road-ready with Dr Bike maintenance sessions being held across South Yorkshire.

Carried out by a fully trained mechanic, the free drop-in events include a full cycle safety check and advice, free minor on-the-spot repairs, or referral to the nearest bike shop where needed.



Transport for the North on track to link the country and rebalance the economy
20/03/2015

A blueprint for building the ‘northern powerhouse’ and boosting the economy of the North of England will set out plans to transform connectivity with a high-speed TransNorth rail system, a revitalised highways network and a host of other transport improvements.



Passengers invited to have their say on Sheffield bus services
20/03/2015

TRANSPORT bosses in Sheffield are seeking passengers’ views on city bus services.



Essential Hillsborough tram works to begin
18/03/2015

MULTI-MILLION pound investment work to improve Sheffield’s tram system will resume from Saturday 28 March between Hillsborough and Infirmary Road.

The essential engineering work, to replace worn out sections of rail and protect the long-term future of the tram network, is expected to take around six weeks.



New public transport ticket, timetable and information options introduced
25/02/2015

NEW public transport information, timetable and ticket options will be available for passengers in South Yorkshire from March 2015.

The move - which will include new paper timetable leaflets and ticket kiosks in Interchanges, making smartcards available for purchase at PayZone stores, and the introduction of MyTSY online ‘personal transport accounts’ - comes as South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) focuses on introducing a range of new, accessible and flexible products and services for its customers.



Focus on bus hotspots
17/02/2015

The next phase of work to improve the reliability of bus services in Sheffield is now underway.

Construction work has begun on the Bridgehouses traffic management scheme to improve bus journey times and general traffic management on the Ring Road at this location. These works will provide a new bus lane to access Nursery Street heading towards the city centre.



Essential tram network improvement work to resume
11/02/2015

MULTI-MILLION pound investment work to improve Sheffield’s tram system is to resume next month.

The first phase of this year's essential engineering work to replace worn out sections of rail will take place between Hillsborough and Infirmary Road from 28 March 2015 and is expected to take around six weeks.



Campaign launched to get Sheffield City Region on track for HS2
29/01/2015

Business bosses and Council leaders are backing a new campaign to maximise the benefits of the high speed rail coming to the Sheffield City Region.

Under Government plans, the Sheffield City Region will see train journey times to London almost halved and reduced journey times to other key cities across the North of England.



Don't be left out in the cold.
29/01/2015

Travel South Yorkshire is urging people to take extra care and plan their journey in advance as forecasters issue warnings for wintry weather.



Rotherham Bus Users Continue to Rise
28/01/2015

MORE people are using buses in Rotherham, with 100,000 more passengers reported since the same time last year.

The increase in passenger numbers is being attributed to improvements in the area’s bus services following the introduction of the Rotherham Bus Partnership in July 2014.



Launch of Rotherham’s First Electric Vehicle Charging Point
21/01/2015

The first ‘on-street’ fast charging point has been installed at Rotherham’s, Drummond Street, which will allow drivers to top up their electric vehicle battery charge, on the road, in just three to four hours.

The rollout of public access charge points across the county forms part of a Government initiative to encourage South Yorkshire businesses to make the switch to Plug-in Electric Vehicles.



Northern powerhouse gears up at Transport for the North’s first meeting
12/01/2015

The route to build the ‘northern powerhouse’ will be mapped out today (Monday, 12 January 2015) when regional leaders from across the north of England meet formally for the first time to discuss their plans with the Transport Secretary, Patrick McLoughlin.



£7.6m public transport savings agreed
06/01/2015

PUBLIC TRANSPORT budget proposals delivering savings of £7.6 million for 2015/16 have been passed by the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Combined Authority at their meeting on 5 January.



Public transport savings proposal for 2015/16 avoids reductions to bus services and concessionary travel
19/12/2014

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and Combined Authority officers have proposed a budget savings plan for 2015/16 to the Sheffield City Region (SCR) Combined Authority.



Tram Train project making tracks
15/12/2014

SHEFFIELD City Region’s Transport Committee has welcomed the Government announcement (on Friday 12 December) to explore options to give more control over the delivery of local transport schemes.

The Deputy Prime Minister’s commitment to a Sheffield City Region Devolution Deal will see Government work with Network Rail to ensure the revolutionary Tram Train project is delivered.



One pound fares to carry you through Christmas
02/12/2014

SPECIAL bus services will run in Sheffield on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day for a festive fare of just £1 per journey.

The First and Stagecoach bus services, run as part of Sheffield Bus Partnership and funded by Sheffield City Council, will operate on selected routes on Boxing Day from 7am until around 6.30pm and on New Year’s Day between 8am and 5.30pm.



Public transport views published
27/11/2014

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has published the results of a public consultation into public transport information, travel stops and interchanges in the county.

The ‘Have Your Say’ consultation took place between 1 September and 8 October 2014 and asked South Yorkshire residents about the services SYPTE provides, and how customers felt they might be delivered in the future, if savings needed to be made.



Public transport changes thanks to passenger feedback
20/11/2014

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has been listening to customer feedback and making direct improvements to the county’s public transport network as a result.

SYPTE’s 'You Said, We Did' initiative actively encourages customer feedback on what public transport users feel is needed to make their journeys even better.



Cycle scheme grandad's road to recovery
18/11/2014

An eighty one year old widower’s rekindled love of cycling has given him a fresh lease of life, following the loss of his wife to Parkinson’s disease.

Grandad-of-four, Joe Canetti from Hunter’s Bar, Sheffield, got back on a bike after 52 years in his search for something to do to help him battle his grief, and a shock diagnosis of cancer.



HS3 link to region vital to truly benefit north
27/10/2014

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has welcomed proposals published today by Sir David Higgins, Chairman of High Speed Two (HS2) Ltd, that will see journey times between northern cities significantly reduced, thereby assisting the northern economy with transformational investment in transport.

Sir David's comments and recommendations are contained in his second report on the future of HS2 - ‘Rebalancing Britain: from HS2 towards a national transport strategy’.



Sheffield CityWide ticket goes smart
13/10/2014

SMART ticketing for public transport continues to advance in South Yorkshire, with the launch of the CityWide ticket on smartcard - offering unlimited travel on bus and tram in Sheffield.

Passengers are now able to buy the CityWide ticket on an electronic pass instead of using the scratch cards and paper tickets currently available, making travelling around the region even easier.



Rotherham bus passenger numbers increase
13/10/2014

New figures show that the number of people using buses in Rotherham has increased since the launch of Rotherham Bus Partnership in July 2014.

Passenger numbers for overall journeys as part of the town’s Rotherham Bus Partnership have grown by 1.1% year on year, in the first 8 weeks.



Improved links for Malin Bridge transport
10/10/2014

A new transport interchange point has been built at Malin Bridge to improve connections between the Supertram system and bus services serving the Stannington area.

From Monday 13 October, a new and improved bus stop, closer to the Malin Bridge tram terminus, will offer an extended bus shelter and layby with a new bus lane through a former traffic island to provide SL2 Supertram Link services with a route back out of the city.



Last chance to have your say in public transport consultation
03/10/2014

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is reminding people to have their say on public transport information, bus stops and interchanges in their public consultation, closing on Wednesday 8 October.

The ‘Have Your Say’ consultation is seeking people’s views on the journeys they take on public transport, what tickets they buy and how they buy them, and how they like their public transport information to be delivered.



'No change' to concessionary travel arrangements in South Yorkshire
09/09/2014

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority (SCRCA) Transport Committee has reiterated that decisions made earlier this year over concessionary travel arrangements for older and disabled people will not be changing.



Work to repair hole in the ground at Park Square to continue into next week
05/09/2014

Engineering work to repair a hole that appeared on the embankment near to the tram track at Park Square will continue into next week.

Structural engineers, Amey, were appointed earlier in the week on behalf of the three partners, Stagecoach Supertram, SYPTE and Sheffield City Council.



Rotherham Bus Partnership to support local community at Rotherham Show
02/09/2014

Rotherham Bus Partnership will be showing its support for the local community and encouraging residents to give the bus a go at the Rotherham Show on Saturday 6th, and Sunday, 7th September.



Have your say on public transport services
28/08/2014

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is giving people the chance to have their say about public transport information, travel stops and interchanges in the county.

Faced with the need to make budget cuts SYPTE wants the public to give their view on how it delivers its services, and how they might be delivered in the future.



Eastern route of HS2 offers the highest return on investment of the whole network
18/08/2014

The Eastern Route of the High Speed 2 network stands to deliver the highest return on investment of the entire network.



Public transport gets smarter
13/08/2014

SMART ticketing for public transport continues to advance in South Yorkshire, with the launch of more tickets on smartcard and the installation of smartcard kiosks in interchanges.

TravelMaster 7 and 28 Day tickets - offering unlimited travel on bus, tram and train in Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield and South Yorkshire zones - will be available as smartcards from Friday 15 August.



City car users switching to bus
23/07/2014

New figures show that fewer people are using cars on Sheffield’s roads, with more people opting to take public transport instead.

Over the past two years, the number of people traveling by car has fallen nearly 2% (by 4,489 people), while fare-paying passenger numbers for bus journeys in the city have grown by nearly 10% - an increase of 4.65 million.



Excitement builds for improved bus services in Rotherham
16/07/2014

EXCITEMENT is building ahead of the launch of the Rotherham Bus Partnership from 19, 20 & 21 July, an eagerly awaited voluntary agreement with bus operators that will see many customers benefitting from changes to the local bus network.

Promotional walkabout teams will be in and around Rotherham town centre, including Rotherham Interchange and the Travel Information Centre, on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 July to provide local residents with information about the changes and new multi operator tickets available.



South Yorkshire lands £4.8m for transport to support businesses
11/07/2014

South Yorkshire has been awarded £4.8 million in Government funding to support sustainable transport schemes to help businesses and workers in the county.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded to South Yorkshire Partners £4.8 million of funding from its Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) in a move that will help help people get to jobs, help businesses become more efficient and austainable whilst helping the environment. The money will support a range of schemes which bring environmental, health and economic benefits to communities across England.



Sheffield bus passenger numbers continue to rise
01/07/2014

New figures show that the number of people using buses in Sheffield continues to rise.

Passenger numbers for overall journeys as part of the city’s ground-breaking Sheffield Bus Partnership have grown by 740,000 (0.9%) in the first 18 months.



Doncaster shortlisted for new world-class High Speed Rail college
13/06/2014

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority is backing Doncaster to become the home of the coveted National College for High Speed Rail.

Skills and Enterprise Minister Matthew Hancock announced today (13 June 2014) that Doncaster has been shortlisted along with Birmingham, Derby and Manchester in the race to become the home of the National College for High Speed Rail.



Spectators urged to plan now for the Tour De France
04/06/2014

DETAILS of how you can use public transport to see the world’s most famous bicycle race come through South Yorkshire have been placed online.

For the first time ever, the Tour de France is due to ride through South Yorkshire on Sunday 6 July.



Concessionary travel changes this weekend
03/06/2014

Enhancements to the concessionary travel scheme for disabled and older people in South Yorkshire will take place on Sunday (8 June).

The improved scheme means senior concessionary pass holders can travel for free on bus and tram, and for half-fare on any single or day-return train journey within South Yorkshire, between 9.30am and 11pm Monday to Friday and all day on weekends and Bank Holidays.



Second phase of tram works due to complete on time
21/05/2014

The second phase of Sheffield’s on-going tram rail replacement works for 2014 is expected to be completed on time.

The anticipated completion of the work between White Lane and Halfway by contractor VolkerRail means that Supertram services are expected to be restored from Halfway from Monday (26 May).



New partnership promises better network for bus passengers
21/05/2014

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee has approved plans for a voluntary partnership with bus operators that will see many passengers benefitting from changes to the Rotherham bus network.



Enhancements to concessionary travel approved
19/05/2014

The new Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee has approved enhanced concessionary travel arrangements for disabled and elderly people in South Yorkshire from Sunday 8 June.

At the inaugural meeting of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee on Monday 19 May members approved plans that will improve the South Yorkshire concessionary travel scheme with effect from Sunday 8 June.



Enhancements to concessionary travel
09/05/2014

The new Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee is being invited to consider whether concessionary travel arrangements for disabled and elderly people in South Yorkshire will be enhanced from Sunday 8 June.

The proposals, due to be discussed at the inaugural meeting of the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee on Monday 19 May, are that from 8 June disabled people, and where appropriate their carers, will be entitled to travel free on bus, tram and trains within South Yorkshire from the beginning of service to the end of service each day.



New future in sight for buses in Rotherham
01/05/2014

Rotherham Borough Council has committed to the launch of an innovative new bus partnership this summer that aims to make travel in the town easier and cheaper.

The Rotherham Bus Partnership will bring together Rotherham Borough Council (RMBC), South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and local bus operators in a bid to improve the town’s bus offer so that the amount of people using it grows.



Tram network improvement works set to resume
17/03/2014

WORK to renew the Supertram network through a major programme of essential rail replacement works is set to resume this month.

Tram network owner South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and system operator Stagecoach Supertram are funding the project, with the majority of work being undertaken during the next four years at an estimated capital cost of £32million.



Rotherham Central station wins national award
28/02/2014

ROTHERHAM Central Station has won a prestigious, national award for Station Excellence in the Rail Business Awards - celebrating innovation and best practice across the rail sector.

The accolade follows the extensive £10.4 million redevelopment of Rotherham Central Station, which re-opened to the public in February 2012.



Green business scheme celebrates sign-up success
26/02/2014

A South Yorkshire scheme that works with local businesses to improve transport related air quality marked its fifth anniversary this month at a commemorative event which also saw sign-up of the county’s 75th member.

The government-backed ECO Stars Fleet Recognition Scheme, originally established in South Yorkshire in 2009, encourages businesses that operate heavy vehicles – including LGVs, HGVs, buses and coaches – to improve driving efficiency, and reduce fuel consumption and emissions, by awarding them with a Star rating based on an assessment of how ‘green’ their fleet is.



Transport changes thanks to passenger feedback
10/02/2014

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has been listening to customer feedback and making direct improvements to the county’s public transport network as a result.

SYPTE’s You Said, We Did initiative actively encourages customer feedback on what exactly is needed to make journeys even better.



FreeBee buses to be withdrawn as transport councillors implement budget cuts
07/02/2014

COUNCILLORS have agreed to discontinue free bus services in Sheffield and Rotherham and to scale back the concessionary fare scheme for older people as they look to make big budget savings from April.
 



OAPs and FreeBee buses targeted as transport chiefs look to implement big budget cuts
30/01/2014

FREE bus services in Sheffield and Rotherham are to be discontinued and the concessionary fare scheme for older people scaled back as transport chiefs look to make big budget savings from April.



South Yorkshire launches UK first with YourStop
29/01/2014

TRANSPORT chiefs are launching an innovative new system that will allow bus and tram users to instantly get live information for their local bus and tram service sent straight to their mobile phone.

In a UK first South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has developed new technology to allow customers to view live departures for their local stop, to plan their journey and to check for bus and tram service disruptions in their local area.



Park & Ride sites awarded top marks for safety
17/01/2014

Thirteen South Yorkshire car parks have retained a prestigious police award for safety and security following a recent assessment by an independent inspector, in a move which will reassure potential Park and Ride customers.

Adwick, Bentley, Doncaster North, Doncaster South, Elsecar, Meadowhall, Halfway, Malin Bridge, Middlewood, Nunnery, Swinton and White Rose Way Park and Rides have been recognised as examples of excellent parking design and have won the right to display the ‘Park Mark’ sign of quality for the next 12 months.



Rotherham Central Station finalist in rail award
15/01/2014

ROTHERHAM Central Station has been shortlisted for Station Excellence in the prestigious Rail Business Awards, celebrating innovation and excellence across the rail sector.

The extensive £8.5 million redevelopment of Rotherham Central Station, opened to the public in February 2012, was led by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) together with the Department for Transport, Network Rail, Northern Rail, and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.



Smart ticketing takes the next step in South Yorkshire
14/01/2014

SMART ticketing continues to advance in South Yorkshire as more products are made available as smartcards in an effort to make travelling around the region even easier.

MegaTravel and 16-18 Student cards have been activated as smartcards, which means card holders can now scan their passes on Stagecoach buses and Supertram in Sheffield before paying the 70p concessionary fare.



Shuttle buses replace trams between Tinsley and Meadowhall Interchange
18/12/2013

TRAMS between Tinsley/Meadowhall South and Meadowhall Interchange will not run between Monday 13 January and Sunday 26 January because of essential highways works taking place nearby.

Replacement buses will run between the two tram stops at the same frequency as the trams meaning that disruption to customers will be minimal.



Meadowhall staff sign up for a sustainable Christmas
04/12/2013

Meadowhall Shopping Centre staff have ditched the car this Christmas and are giving public transport a go, having joined forces with South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE) sustainable travel scheme, Inmotion!

More than three hundred employees are going green for the 28 day ‘Busboost’ scheme in return for free travel on any bus, train or tram across South Yorkshire.



Difficult choices ahead as SYPTE faces deep budget cuts
27/11/2013

The latest cuts will put a further 45 jobs at risk. This is on top of the 25% workforce reduction SYPTE has suffered in the last three years and which saw 61 posts alone lost in March 2013, half of which were achieved by compulsory redundancies, which we are seeking to minimise this year.



Sheffield Bus Partnership celebrates first year of success
26/11/2013

SHEFFIELD Bus Partnership is celebrating a year of significant success as it marks its one year anniversary of operation.

The ground-breaking agreement between South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Sheffield City Council, First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach in Sheffield and Sheffield Community Transport, has taken huge strides to improve the city’s buses since the Partnership’s launch in October 2012.



Last chance to give views on Rotherham bus proposals
25/11/2013

TRANSPORT bosses are reminding Rotherham residents to have their say on proposals for changes to a number of the town’s bus services in a public consultation that closes on Monday 2 December.

Proposed changes include better coordinated timetables across Rotherham’s bus services and more services to some areas, with the intention of improving punctuality and building a bus network for Rotherham that best meets customer needs.



Get to the new Moor Market by bus
20/11/2013

Sheffield Bus Partnership is making it even easier for shoppers to plan their journey by bus to the new Moor Market.



Smart ticketing coming to South Yorkshire
20/11/2013

PUBLIC transport users in South Yorkshire are a step closer to benefitting from new smart ticketing products designed to make travelling around the region even easier.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and its project partners YorCard and TravelMaster are developing an integrated system for multi-operator smart ticketing products to ultimately be used on all modes of public transport across South Yorkshire.



Sheffield Bus Partnership wins UK Bus Awards
19/11/2013

Sheffield Bus Partnership has won two prestigious UK Bus Awards in recognition of the huge strides taken to make travel in the city more simple, flexible and convenient.



Bus Rapid Transit scheme funding approved
14/11/2013

Transport chiefs in South Yorkshire have welcomed millions of pounds of central Government funding which will see new faster transport connections developed between Sheffield and Rotherham.

Transport Minister Baroness Kramer has announced that SYPTE will receive almost £16 million in funding from The Department for Transport (DfT) that will contribute to enabling the long-planned Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system to start running in the next two years. 



Sheffield Bus Partnership shortlisted for Sheffield Business Award
12/11/2013

Sheffield Bus Partnership has been shortlisted for a prestigious Sheffield Business Award, celebrating the significant steps taken to make environmental improvements to buses in the city and help people reduce their impact on the environment.



Remember to have your say on Rotherham bus proposals
06/11/2013

ROTHERHAM residents are invited to comment on proposals for changes to a number of the town’s bus services in a public consultation from Monday 4 November to Monday 2 December.

The proposals include better coordinated timetables across Rotherham’s bus services and more services to some areas, with the intention of improving punctuality and building a bus network for Rotherham that best meets customer needs.



Elsecar Park and Ride to open
06/11/2013

The new Park and Ride next to Elsecar train station is due to open on Thursday 7 November.

The new facility will offer 85 parking spaces, including six accessible bays and four motorcycle spaces, LED lighting and CCTV on the north side of the station behind the Barnsley-bound platform.



Full Supertram services to resume from Monday
01/11/2013

SUPERTRAM services are due to return to normal from Monday 4 November following essential rail replacement work.

The first phase of this £32 million scheme, which began in July, has seen almost 5,000 metres of rail replaced and contractor VolkerRail has now completed the final section of work.



South Yorkshire transport changes thanks to passenger feedback
30/10/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has been listening to customer feedback and making direct improvements to the region’s public transport network as a result.

SYPTE’s You Said, We Did initiative actively encourages customer feedback on what exactly is needed to make journeys even better.



Have your say on Rotherham bus propsals
23/10/2013

Rotherham transport bosses have joined forces in a bid to develop the town's bus services.

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC), South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), and local bus operators First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach Yorkshire, Powells and TM Travel are inviting people to have their say on proposed changes to the town's bus routes.



SYPTE wins National Transport Award
18/10/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has won a prestigious National Transport Award, celebrating innovation and excellence across the public transport sector.

SYPTE has won an award in the category for ‘Integrated Transport Authority of the Year’ recognising a year of significant success for the organisation.



Sheffield Bus Partnership finalist in UK Bus Awards
10/10/2013

Sheffield Bus Partnership has been shortlisted for three prestigious UK Bus Awards in recognition of the huge strides taken to make travel in the city more simple, flexible and convenient.

Considered as the UK's premier bus awards scheme, the UK Bus Awards announced that Sheffield Bus Partnership had been selected as a finalist from over 230 entries for the ‘Peter Huntley Memorial Award for Making Buses a Better Choice’, ‘Innovation Award’ and 'Local Authority Project of the Year' categories.



Passenger satisfaction shows big rise in South Yorkshire
02/10/2013

Passenger satisfaction with public transport in South Yorkshire has seen a marked increase over the past year, according to new figures.

Across the county tram, bus and rail users all said they were happier with the service than 12 months before.



Partnership boosts bus service punctuality
24/09/2013

ALMOST all of Sheffield’s bus services now arrive on time, according to new figures.

Following the launch of the groundbreaking Sheffield Bus Partnership in October 2012, the reliability of services has increased to 98.7% of buses arriving at stops as planned.

 



Green light for city buses
18/09/2013

MAJOR investments in environmental excellence and lower bus fares as part of a groundbreaking partnership are helping to reduce levels of congestion and harmful emissions in Sheffield.

Following the launch of the Sheffield Bus Partnership in October 2012, the environmental performance of the city’s bus network has significantly improved.



Bus proposals altered following consultation
17/09/2013

Transport chiefs have listened to bus passengers and are to alter planned changes in line with their wishes.

Bus operators, along with Sheffield City Council and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, carried out the promised consultation on plans to reroute some bus services in the city, an engagement with the public negotiated through the Sheffield Bus Partnership.



Big rise in bus passengers in Sheffield
02/09/2013

New figures show that the numbers of people using buses in Sheffield is on the rise – reversing a near continuous decline.

Figures for the numbers travelling on buses as part of the city’s ground-breaking Sheffield Bus Partnership (SBP) show that the overall number of passenger journeys has risen by 5.3% in the last three months.



New and improved public transport tickets in South Yorkshire
29/08/2013

Bus and tram travellers can benefit from changes to public transport tickets in September thanks to new and improved products from TravelMaster.

A brand new ticket called SYConnect Day is to be introduced, which offers unlimited travel across South Yorkshire for just £6, whilst the price of the existing TravelMaster Day will be reduced from £7.80 to £7.20.



Sheffield Interchange turns to solar
19/08/2013

Henry Boot Construction’s Renewables Division, Tropo, has secured a contract to deliver the first part of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (SYPTE) programme to significantly reduce carbon emissions and invest in renewable energy.

Tropo is working on behalf of SYPTE to install solar panels on the roof of Sheffield Interchange.



Last chance to give views on Sheffield bus changes
19/08/2013

TRANSPORT bosses are reminding people to have their say on proposed changes to some of Sheffield’s bus routes.

Sheffield Bus Partnership is giving people the opportunity to comment on proposals for significant changes to a number of the city’s bus services, with the aim of improving the bus network in response to customer needs.



Sheffield transport changes thanks to passenger feedback
12/08/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has been listening to customer feedback and making direct improvements to Sheffield’s public transport network as a result.



'People's bus' sees passenger boost
12/08/2013

A pioneering partnership between transport bosses and local residents has seen passenger numbers on Sheffield’s No.4 bus service more than double.

The Community Bus Partnership is a joint initiative between South Yorkshire Passenger Transport (SYPTE), TM Travel, Sheffield City Council and local residents.



Consultation starts on investment schemes
07/08/2013

Public consultation has started on a list of 19 schemes which could boost the Sheffield City Region’s economy by seven billion pounds over the next decade.



Shops asked to pay for axe threatened buses
07/08/2013

TRANSPORT chiefs are to take the unusual move of asking shops and supermarkets to contribute to the cost of running bus services – or risk losing customers if they are axed.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is writing to major out-of-town retail sites and supermarkets to ask for financial contributions to ‘tendered’ bus services, which are paid for out of the public purse. It comes amid continuing pressure to cut budgets as Government funding to councils continues to be scaled back.



Barnsley transport changes thanks to passenger feedback
05/08/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has been listening to customer feedback and making direct improvements to Barnsley’s public transport network as a result.



Rotherham transport changes thanks to passenger feedback
05/08/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has been listening to customer feedback and making direct improvements to Rotherham’s public transport network as a result.



Doncaster transport changes thanks to passenger feedback
05/08/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has been listening to customer feedback and making direct improvements to the Doncaster’s public transport network as a result.





Just the ticket for runners 2013
29/07/2013

Travel South Yorkshire is encouraging local Bupa Great Yorkshire Run participants to leave the car at home and take advantage of the special public transport offers available to get there.

Travel South Yorkshire and Supertram have partnered with the event again to offer entrants all day travel on the Sheffield tram for £3.



Sheffield Bus Partnership consults on bus services
26/07/2013

TRANSPORT bosses are inviting people to have their say on proposed changes to some of Sheffield’s bus routes.

In a public consultation, Sheffield Bus Partnership is giving people the opportunity to comment on proposals for changes to a number of the city’s bus services included within the Partnership from Thursday 25 July to Friday 23 August.



Rotherham station awarded for safety
23/07/2013

Rotherham Central Station has been presented with a national award for measures taken to provide a safe environment for both passengers and staff.

Operated by Northern Rail, in partnership with South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (STPTE), the station has been accredited by the Secure Station Scheme which is run jointly by the Department for Transport and the British Transport Police (BTP).



Rotherham Central Station shortlisted for National Transport Award
17/07/2013

Rotherham Central Station has been shortlisted for Rail Station of the Year in the prestigious National Transport Awards, celebrating innovation and excellence across the public transport sector.

 



Sheffield Bus Partnership shortlisted for National Transport Awards
17/07/2013

Sheffield Bus Partnership has been shortlisted for three prestigious National Transport Awards, celebrating innovation and excellence across the public transport sector.
 

 



SYPTE Shortlisted for National Transport Awards
17/07/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has been shortlisted for Integrated Transport Authority of the Year and Rail Station of the Year in the prestigious National Transport Awards, celebrating innovation and excellence across the public transport sector.

SYPTE’s shortlist for the Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) of the Year recognises a year of significant success for the organisation.



Tram-train highly commended at rail awards
10/07/2013

TRANSPORT partners leading South Yorkshire’s national tram-train pilot scheme have been Highly Commended at the prestigious Railway Industry Innovation Awards.



Elsecar Park & Ride work to begin
04/07/2013

Work is due to begin on the new Park and Ride next to Elsecar train station on Monday 8 July.

Yorkshire-based contractor Hewlett Construction Ltd is to start work on the 20 week scheme to provide 83 parking spaces, including six accessible bays, new LED lighting and CCTV on the north side of the station behind the Barnsley-bound platform.



Half-hourly Sheffield to London trains to continue
02/07/2013

TRAINS between Sheffield and London will continue to run twice an hour after an agreement between the transport executive and East Midlands Trains to protect the present frequency.



Norman Baker formally opens Dore & Totley Park & Ride
19/06/2013

Transport Minister Norman Baker MP formally opened a new 130-space Park & Ride facility next to Dore and Totley Rail station in Sheffield on Wednesday 19 June 2013.



Transport Minister signs contracts for first Tram-Train service
19/06/2013

Transport Minister Norman Baker MP was in South Yorkshire today to sign the contracts to deliver the innovative Tram-Train service which will run between Sheffield and Rotherham, the first such service in the UK.



Local firm lands tram rail contract
18/06/2013

A South Yorkshire firm has been selected to carry out the work to upgrade Sheffield’s Supertram rails.

VolkerRail, based at Carolina Court, Lakeside, Doncaster, has been awarded a £4 million contract by South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), and will begin work in the next two weeks on the joint tram rail replacement project between SYPTE and Stagecoach Supertram.



Sheffield transport bosses advise Nigerian officials on best practice
12/06/2013

Nigerian officials have visited transport bosses in Sheffield for advice on how to successfully run a public transport system.



Multi-million pound investment in the future of Sheffield's tram network
17/05/2013

Sheffield’s tram network is to get a multi-million pound investment to protect the long-term future of tram services in the city.

Tram network owner South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and system operator Stagecoach Supertram are to fund a major programme of rail replacement works on the network, with the majority of work being undertaken during the next five years at an estimated capital cost of £32million.
 



A new start for South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive
09/05/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) will be jointly managed by two directors following the departure of Director General David Brown.

Ben Still and David Young will share the Director General responsibilities until such time as a permanent appointment is made to fill the top post.



Dore & Totley Park & Ride opens
19/04/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) will open a new 130-space Park and Ride facility next to Dore and Totley Rail station in Sheffield on Monday 22 April 2013.



SYPTE launches Braille travel guides
10/04/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has launched unique guides containing Braille text to help people with visual impairments make the most of local interchanges.



Community to shape local bus service
20/03/2013

A pioneering Community Bus Partnership has launched in Sheffield to let people that use the number 4 bus service have a say on how it is run.

The Partnership is the first of its kind in the UK and has been designed so that South Yorkshire Passenger Transport (SYPTE) can work with local residents to deliver a bus service that is tailored to their needs.



Region Leaders Debate High Speed Rail
12/03/2013

South Yorkshire leaders have been in talks about the benefits High Speed Rail will bring to the region at a conference debating development and growth. 

Representatives from Sheffield City Region (SCR) welcomed the announcement that a station will be built in South Yorkshire as part of the second phase of the High Speed Rail (HSR) network.



Bus Boost in Sheffield thanks to partnership
08/03/2013

South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (SYITA) has received a report explaining that bus passenger numbers, punctuality and customer satisfaction of services in Sheffield have all improved since the launch of the Sheffield Bus Partnership, a ground breaking agreement between South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), Sheffield City Council and bus operators First, Stagecoach and Sheffield Community Transport (SCT).



Number 4 bus community meeting
07/03/2013

The number 4 TM Travel bus runs from Sheffield Interchange to Bents Green via Psalter Lane. It was scheduled for withdrawal but reinstated through the Sheffield Bus Partnership (SBP) in October 2012 following feedback from local people.



SYPTE Director General moves on
28/02/2013

David Brown, SYPTE Director General, is to join Merseytravel. The role of SYPTE Director General will be advertised shortly as a result and any appointment will be made by South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (SYITA). 



Green light for better buses
26/02/2013

Public transport services in Sheffield are working together to cut emissions and improve air quality by investing in a more attractive and greener bus network for the city.

The Sheffield Bus Partnership has committed to replacing older buses with better carbon and energy efficient vehicles to make journeys more sustainable and help to reduce pollution.



South Yorkshire lands £18m bus boost
26/02/2013

Transport Chiefs in South Yorkshire have been awarded a grant of £18.3 million of Government funding to further improve bus services and information across Sheffield.

Following the success of the recently launched Sheffield Bus Partnership, Transport Minister Norman Baker today [26 February] announced that the Department for Transport (DfT) has granted the money.



SYPTE welcomes High Speed Rail announcement
28/01/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) welcomes the Department for Transport’s (DfT) announcement for the new High Speed Rail (HSR) network to serve the Sheffield City Region.



New Park & Ride for Doncaster at White Rose Way
09/01/2013

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, together with partners Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council, developers Catesby and Stagecoach, is opening a new, third-party funded Park and Ride facility within easy reach of Doncaster town centre next week.



SYPTE makes workforce reduction to achieve budget savings
22/11/2012

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is removing up to 60 jobs from the organisation, the equivalent of 16% of the overall workforce, due to budget cuts.



Transport Minister endorses Sheffield bus deal
21/11/2012

Transport Minister of State Norman Baker MP today met with representatives from the Sheffield Bus Partnership to endorse a ground breaking agreement that sees many passengers paying up to 23% lower fares on multi-operator tickets, and enjoying even greater savings on some single operator tickets.



SYPTE and DfT win National Access to All award
12/10/2012

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), together with the Department for Transport (DfT), has won a national award for its work to improve mobility access at transport facilities in the county.

The organisations won in the Dedication to Access for All category at the prestigious National Transport Awards held in London.



Scooter permit scheme extended to trams
25/09/2012

From Monday 1 October the Scooter Permit scheme in South Yorkshire will be extended to include Stagecoach Supertram.

The Scooter Permit scheme was introduced earlier this year to help make it clear which models of mobility scooter were acceptable to bring on buses.



Groundbreaking new bus agreement approved
02/08/2012

South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (SYITA) has approved plans for a groundbreaking agreement with bus operators that will see many passengers paying lower fares for their journey.

The Sheffield Bus Agreement is a voluntary partnership that brings together South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach Sheffield, TM Travel, Sheffield Community Transport and Sheffield City Council.



Sheffield Bus Partnership: Residents win new bus service
19/07/2012

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), working with its partners in the proposed Sheffield Bus Partnership, is pleased to announce that it is to invite tenders for a new bus service along the route of the 4 service in Sheffield.



Transport Secretary opens Rotherham Station
05/07/2012

Transport Secretary Justine Greening came home to South Yorkshire to officially open the rebuilt Rotherham Central Station. The Secretary of State for Transport, who grew up in the town, was at Rotherham Central Station on Thursday 5 July to unveil a plaque marking the opening of the £8.5 million station.
 



South Yorkshire lands key transport funding
27/06/2012

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), with the four South Yorkshire Districts of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, has been awarded £24.6 million of Government funding to help boost the local economy and get people back to work.

The Department for Transport has granted the money from its 'Local Sustainable Transport Fund' (LSTF).



Have your say – consultation on new bus partnership starts
22/06/2012

Sheffield residents are being encouraged to get online and make their voice heard after a consultation exercise on the city’s bus services was launched.

A new bus partnership agreement could see the introduction of coordinated timetables, reduced fares and interchangeable tickets after councillors at a recent South Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (SYITA) meeting gave the go ahead for consultation on the new scheme.



A new deal for Sheffield bus passengers
01/06/2012

People in Sheffield are to be asked their opinion on a new city-wide bus partnership scheme. The new service, introduced by the Sheffield Bus Partnership, aims to make bus travel easier, more affordable, convenient, economical, and more reliable than ever before.



Revolutionary new tram trains to be piloted in South Yorkshire
17/05/2012

PASSENGERS in South Yorkshire will be the first in the country to benefit from flexible new Tram Trains that will make their journeys easier and more convenient.

Transport Minister Norman Baker today gave the green light to a £58m pilot scheme to run revolutionary Tram Trains on both rail and tram networks, making them ideal for the eight mile non-stop journeys of no more than 25 minutes between, suburb and city centres from Sheffield to Rotherham.



Child bus fares to rise on Sunday
27/03/2012

Child Concessionary bus fares in South Yorkshire are to rise from 50p to 60p from this Sunday 1 April.

The rise is necessary to protect services following a cut in transport budgets.



Better Buses for South Yorkshire
29/02/2012

Transport chiefs in South Yorkshire are set to bid for millions of pounds of Government funding to make buses quicker, smarter and smoother.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) is applying to the Better Bus Area Fund for cash to make buses quicker through new bus priority measures, smarter through multi-operator smartcards and smoother due to improved traffic flows.



New mobility scooter permit launched in South Yorkshire
20/02/2012

A new scheme is being launched in South Yorkshire to make it easier for people using mobility scooters to take them on the bus. South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, together with First and Stagecoach, is launching The Scooter Code, as part of a national initiative, in a bid to try to clear up confusion about which scooters can go on buses and which can’t.



South Yorkshire bids for transport funding
20/01/2012

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), with the four South Yorkshire Districts of Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham and Sheffield, have submitted a bid to Government for £24.6m of funding for sustainable transport schemes that support economic growth and help people get to work.



No changes to South Yorkshire senior citizen travel passes
03/01/2012

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) can confirm that there are no changes to concessionary travel passes for senior citizens in South Yorkshire at the start of 2012.

Following West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive’s (WYPTE) recent announcement that its concessionary rail fares system for senior citizens has changed, some South Yorkshire residents have been led to believe that this will have implications for them as well.



South Yorkshire transport scheme gets the go ahead
15/12/2011

Communities across South Yorkshire will benefit from £19.4 million investment following an announcement today [14 December] by the Department for Transport (DfT) to improve local transport links and support economic growth.

Following a successful bid from South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE), the investment will be used towards funding the Bus Rapid Transit North scheme - a new high frequency bus service from Rotherham to Sheffield, via the Lower Don Valley, including a new sustainable transport route under the M1 at junction 34, Tinsley.



Funding approved for Dore and Totley Park and Ride
30/11/2011

TRANSPORT chiefs have secured Government funding to help build a new Park and Ride facility at Dore and Totley station in Sheffield.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) has secured £400,000 from the Station Commercial Project Facility towards a 139-space car park on the site of the former Garden Centre.