Axe falls on Peaks bus route

A bus route from Sheffield to the Peak District is facing the axe after the company running the service decided it was no longer viable.

TM Travel, based in Halfway, is withdrawing the 214 service from Monday.

The route runs between Sheffield and Matlock, via Grindleford, Calver and Chatsworth.

Grindleford Parish Councillor, Peter O’Brien, said, “We understand the need to make savings, but we think that these could be achieved by looking at changes to other services in the area, rather than just axing the 214, which is well used by local people in both Grindleford and Calver and is an essential lifeline.”

TM Travel said that the 214 service is not viable due to low passenger use.