First buses propose further changes

John Healey MP and Cllr Sue Ellis at one of our local bus stops

The bus company First is consulting on further changes to buses in our area. In summary these are:

  • Ceasing the 113 service which currently runs between town and Ravenfield Common via Wickersley
  • Running the X1 service on an “every 15 minutes” basis, with half of these buses running through to Sheffield via Meadowhall, and the other half terminating at Rotherham
  • Reducing the X10 to an “every half hour” basis, with all services connecting through to Doncaster from Maltby. Changes to the X1 and X10 will overall reduced planned frequency from eight or nine buses per hour in total, down to six.
  • Service 208, which currently runs between Sheffield and Dinnington hourly during the day being diverted “to cover Wickersley”. We are least clear about what this means.

The proposals echo a number of the changes made over recent years, and reflect what we understand to be an increasingly difficult business environment for the company.

Notably, the changes further weaken services around Markfield drive – which we have previously lobbied First about. Please be assured that we will continue to make the argument on behalf of residents with them.

Changes could come into effect from January.

You can respond dircetly to First’s proposals by clicking here. Please do let us know your views as well.

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