Objective 1 is a European Union funding programme that helps Europe's poorest
areas to regenerate their economies and create jobs. South Yorkshire is one of
these areas, with fewer businesses and fewer and less well-paid jobs than other
The European Union has given South Yorkshire over £700 million to help it restructure the local economy. Along with substantial funds from the UK Government and private sector finance. The £1.8 billion Objective 1 Programme represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for South Yorkshire to revitalise its economy and increase the opportunities available to local people and
This innovative project is delivering a new concept in rural transport by offering a quality public transport service across areas of north Sheffield where limited travel opportunities previously existed. The service links Stocksbridge and the surrounding area with employment, health and recreational facilities including:
Tankersley Industrial Estate
Thorncliffe Industrial Estate
Rotunda Business Park
Smithy Wood Industrial Estate
Lower Don Valley employment sites
Northern General Hospital
Royal Hallamshire Hospital
Sheffield City Centre
Interchanging at Sheffield, Meadowhall and Hillsborough.
Features of the network
Dedicated and distinctive Rural Links vehicles.
Hourly service from Stocksbridge to Northern General Hospital, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Meadowhall and Sheffield.
Direct access to new employment opportunities.
Improved security system including on vehicle CCTV.
Attractive and affordable fares.
A Passenger Charter.
Improved facilities and information.
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