Excitement is building ahead of the launch of the Sheffield Bus Partnership, a groundbreaking agreement with bus operators that will see many passengers paying lower fares for their journey from 28 October.
Numerous activities will be taking place in and around Sheffield from 24-27 October to promote the ‘Simplicity’ partnership launch. These include:
The Sheffield Bus Agreement is a voluntary partnership that brings together South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, First South Yorkshire, Stagecoach in Sheffield, TM Travel, Sheffield Community Transport and Sheffield City Council. The aim is to improve the bus network so that the numbers of people using it grow.
The new network will mean a new discounted multi-operator ticket which will see fares fall by as much as 23 per cent. Up to 35 per cent of customers stand to benefit from the new fares. As well as the current Citywide Day ticket – at a reduced price of £4.30, new weekly, 28 day and annual Citywide tickets will be introduced.
Other longer term improvements being considered as part of the partnership include:
- fewer changes to routes and timetables – meaning a more stable network overall
- newer greener, low floor buses
The partners believe that by working together they will be able to make the network simpler, more flexible and more convenient. The Government has indicated that it will help Sheffield to become one of the leading examples of bus partnership working by awarding an extra £8 million over the next five years to be invested in improving the network even further.
For more information visit travelsouthyorkshire.com/simplicity