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To find out more about South Yorkshire, the Passenger Transport Executive and the Rural Team, please read the information provided below:

South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire is a metropolitian county, in the North of England with a population of 1,266,338 people. Its geographical, demographic and economic environment have all had their impact on travel behaviour.

Local authorities serving South Yorkshire:

There are 6 English metropolitian counties, one of which is South Yorkshire. South Yorkshire has the highest percentage of population that live in a rural locality. Around 70% of the County is designated rural, and 30% urban.

The South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive

The Transport Executive identifies the travel needs of the people of South Yorkshire and meets those needs by promoting the best possible systems of public transport within the financial and other resources available.

SYPTE therefore:

  • promotes the maximum use of public transport. encourages growth of the public transport network
  • funds indispensable services which are not provided on a commercial basis
  • and plans future developments in public transport

SYPTE is also responsible for:

  • the strategic planning of public transport in South Yorkshire
  • developing new products and services aimed at improving the network
  • and, through subsidiary companies, the operation of Supertram.

To contact the Transport Executive about a non-rural issue please click on this link or call 0114 221 1333

The Rural Team

The Rural Team has the aim of delivering a comprehensive package of rural transport solutions designed to meet the needs of communities and socially excluded groups by building on successful rural transport initiatives already introduced, and by developing new services and networks.

The Rural Team specifically deals with resource management, delivery of rural buses and capital projects, network development and studies, consultation, grant bidding, negotiations with rural groups and operators, implementation, marketing and promotion, monitoring and evaluation, reporting to funding bodies and others.

To contact us please click here .

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