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Contactless bus payments huge success across South Yorkshire

Published on Thursday, 8th March 2018 in Council news news

First South Yorkshire has recorded over 42,000 contactless transactions since launching the new payment method over one month ago, with an average of 2,100 people switching to contactless every week.


Minister launches first Citylink tram train into service

Published on Friday, 15th September 2017 in Council news news

Government Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP launches first Tram Train into service.


Bus travel helps thousands of young people take part in community programme

Published on Thursday, 17th August 2017 in Council news news

This summer thousands of young people from South Yorkshire will benefit from free travel when taking part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in partnership with EFL Trust.


HS2 route announcement

Published on Monday, 17th July 2017 in Council news news

Cllr Chris Read, Leader of Rotherham Council, said: ďThe government and HS2 have made the wrong decision today.


Enhancements to child concessionary travel approved

Published on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 in Public transport news

Discounted public transport fares are to be offered to more young people in South Yorkshire.


Confused Brits donít know where to find their bus stop to get to work

Published on Thursday, 4th May 2017 in Public transport news

A new poll* by First South Yorkshire has found that nearly half of Brits surveyed donít know where their nearest bus stop is located to take them to work. The research follows the recent news that UK


Enhancements to child concessionary travel proposed

Published on Friday, 28th April 2017 in People and communities news

The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority Transport Committee is being invited to consider whether concessionary travel arrangements for young people in South Yorkshire will be enhanced.


UKís pioneering Tram Train pilot set to achieve key milestones

Published on Tuesday, 11th April 2017 in Public transport news

The pioneering Tram Train project in South Yorkshire will take a significant step towards completion in the coming weeks as construction work continues.


First South Yorkshire trials new mobile tickets for children

Published on Tuesday, 24th January 2017 in Public transport news

From 23 January parents across the region can purchase mobile tickets and transfer these onto their childís phone, for use on First South Yorkshire services.


Speedier boarding times predicted if bus customers switch to mobile tickets

Published on Tuesday, 20th December 2016 in Public transport news

Research highlights that bus boarding times would be 75 per cent faster if customers paid for tickets via their mobile phone.


Bus ticket campaign raises awareness of hate crime

Published on Wednesday, 14th December 2016 in People and communities news

Safer Rotherham Partnership launches bus ticket awareness campaign over hate crime.


£29.8m Bus Rapid Transit scheme set for launch

Published on Friday, 2nd September 2016 in Public transport news

Bus passengers travelling between Rotherham and Sheffield will benefit from a new high quality 'X1 Steel Link' service, following completion of the £29.8 million Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) North scheme.

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