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RURAL BUS CHALLENGE

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In South Yorkshire, we have 6 Rural Bus Challenge Schemes, which are detailed below:

South Rotherham
In January 2000, the successful South Rotherham Rural Transport Bid was granted part Rural Bus Challenge funding. Good progress has been made against our proposals, we have built a new stylish interchange at Dinnington. Created a rural Quality Bus Corridor; linking Rotherham and Worksop, improved the local bus services and ticketing. We have also been investigating a range of conventional and new technology based information products.

Click here for further information on the South Rotherham Rural Transport Bid.

Hampole and Skelbrooke
To combat social isolation in the villages of Hampole, Skelbrooke and Moorhouse a demand responsive service was established, linking these communties with Doncaster town centre and York Road retail facilities. Introduced in June 2000, the service has become extremely popular and has since been enhanced following passenger feedback and now serves alternative retail and leisure facilities in Doncaster, as well as the local rail station at Adwick.

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Bradfield and Worrall
The flourishing Bradfield Rural Links bus network was launched on the 25th January 2002 to meet the community's need. Funded through the Rural Bus Challenge Fund, the service brings many benefits to residents and visitors, such as solar powered shelters, new accessible vehicles with cycle carrying facilities and frequent journey times. The network has even been 'highly commended' by the Bus Industry Award Judges.

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Clayton and Frickley
Clayton and Frickley suffered from a gap in the existing level of service, until January 2002, when a scheduled taxibus service providing links from Clayton with Frickley to Thurnscoe, Goldthorpe, Mexborough and Doncaster was launched using Rural Bus Challenge funding. This was an enhancement to the experimental demand responsive taxibus that had been available to take the people of the parish to Goldthorpe and Mexborough since 1999.

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Penistone and Stocksbridge
Stocksbridge, Penistone and their surrounding communities are situated in a rural locality to the north of Sheffield and west of Barnsley. The Transport Executive has aimed to deliver an innovative and sustainable package of transport solutions, through continuing community involvement and effective partnership working in these two towns and their surrounding communities, much of which has been delivered.

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Southern Communities
The Southern Communities Rural Bus Challenge Bid was successful in 2002, and funds were awarded to provide high quality passenger waiting and boarding facilities along main route corridors, develop interchanges, improve feeder services and strengthen demand responsive and community transport services. So far all these goals have been achieved, except for implementing the key point interchanges, which are currently in the planning stages.

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