|Angela Smith MP and Paul Lynch from Stagecoach|
The Stagecoach SL1 service, launched in June 2007 to create an integrated link with the Sheffield tram system, has recorded more than 600,000 passenger journeys in the last 12 months – a ten per cent increase.
Now the service has been boosted by five new vehicles costing £600,000 to meet demand from its growing number of users.
The five new Alexander Dennis Enviro 200's, have 37 seats compared to the 27 on the Optare Solos previously used on this route, providing room for an extra 60 people every hour.
Paul Lynch, Stagecoach Yorkshire’s managing director, said: “Passenger growth on the service has been phenomenal and we are delighted that it is so well used and meets a demand from people living along the route. With just one ticket for both bus and tram, it is certainly a cheaper and more environmentally friendly way than bringing a car into Sheffield"