Wath residents’ victory over bus services

MP John Healey is with members of the public on Cherry Tree Park, of Wath, are angered about the proposals about the new bus route. Picture: Andrew Roe
MP John Healey is with members of the public on Cherry Tree Park, of Wath, are angered about the proposals about the new bus route. Picture: Andrew Roe

Wath residents have scored a victory for people power after transport bosses vowed to reinstate an under threat bus service.

Passengers were concerned about Stagecoach’s plans to re-route the 229 so that it went along Sandygate instead of Burman Road in Wath.

Elderly people living off Burman Road complained they were unable to walk the extra distance to Sandygate and the move would cut them off from shops.

But Stagecoach’s commercial director Rupert Cox has announced the 222 service will be changed to serve Burman Road in both directions from Saturday, August 31. This comes after more than 100 people signed a petition demanding changes.

Dearne MP John Healey said: “I am pleased Stagecoach listened to the strong concerns people raised.”