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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 European regions.

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 businesses.

The Transport Executive was given a proportion of this funding, and we have used it to partially support the North Sheffield Link (service 201) since July 2002.

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
  • Chapeltown
  • Smithy Wood Industrial Estate
  • Ecclesfield
  • Lower Don Valley employment sites
  • Northern General Hospital
  • Royal Hallamshire Hospital
  • Meadowhall
  • 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.
  • Wheelchair/pushchair accessible.
  • Improved security system including on vehicle CCTV.
  • Attractive and affordable fares.
  • Regular drivers.
  • A Passenger Charter.
  • Improved facilities and information.

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THE COUNTRYSIDE AGENCY BARNSLEY MBC DONCASTER MBC ROTHERHAM MBC SHEFFIELD CITY COUNCIL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT