Rural Transport Guide Hits Door Mat
Thousands of residents in rural Rotherham are set to get a free copy of a comprehensive guide to public transport services in their area.
Around 25,000 copies of the updated South Rotherham Rural Transport Guide are being delivered to households during April, giving local people important service and frequency information.
Over 150,000 copies of the guide, now in its fifth edition, have been delivered to homes in the area over the last five years and has proved an invaluable travel tool for the public.
"When we originally launched the guide it proved extremely successful and we're sure this latest version will prove just as popular," explained the Transport Executive's Rural Transport Team Leader, Robert Shepherdson.
"We undertook extensive consultation with people who live in these parts, and discovered that information about services was just as important to them as increases in frequency."
The household distribution of the guide is being made in Aston, Aughton, Dinnington, Harthill, Kiveton Park, North Anston, South Anston, Swallownest, Thurcroft, Todwick, Treeton, Wales, Woodsetts and a host of smaller communities.
The updated guide, which is funded by the Government's Rural Bus Challenge Competition, will include improved local maps and passes and permit information.
16th April 2004