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Get back to school with Onboard


02 September 2013


Pupils in South Yorkshire are being encouraged to plan their journey back to school by public transport using Travel South Yorkshire’s dedicated travel website for pupils, parents and teachers.


Onboard is aneducational website that promotes the benefits of public transport and helps young people be more confident and aware of how to safely use it.


Designed to appeal specifically to each year group, it helps pupils plan their journey using the A-Z school finder and interactive tools, and find out all they need to know about public transport including walking and cycling.


Since its launch in November 2012, thousands of pupils from year groups six to eleven, aged 10 to 16, have been logging on to find information about public transport for young people.


Onboard also provides parents, carers and teachers with help and advice on getting children to school safely.


SYPTE Interim Head of Customer Experience, Nigel Cairns, said: “The Onboard site is a fantastic tool for pupils, parents and teachers in South Yorkshire. It makes learning about the environmental, social and cost-saving benefits of public transport, and how to use it safely, fun and engaging.


“We’ve had a great response from users since its launch. We look forward to continuing to work in partnership with schools and transport operators, parents and teachers, to make sure that pupils’ perception of public transport remains positive through the Onboard site.”


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