Call for action over 'unreliable' buses serving Sheffield community

Residents are calling for urgent action to improve 'unreliable' buses serving a Sheffield community.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 13 August, 2018, 14:57
Bus in Stannington.

Residents say the 81 and 82 have provided regular services between Stannington and Sheffield city centre for about a decade.

They have now penned a letter to bus company First - which operates the services - and the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive urging them to take action.

Bob Mynors, a committee member of Stannington Tenants And Residents' Association, said: "They are well used services by people going to work, people doing their shopping and all the rest of it.

He believes services that are running late could be "turned back around" when they reach Malin Bridge and not serve Stannington at all so they can catch up time on other parts of the route.

In addition, buses have in the past been unable to serve parts of the community due to people parking badly and blocking off access down certain streets.

An individual resident concerned about the services has written a letter to transport chiefs, which has been supported by Stannington TARA.

Mr Mynors said: "We just want them to bring certainty and reliability back to the services.

"We would like them to meet with us to look at solutions.

We have contacted First and SYPTE for comment and are waiting for responses.