Rotherham bus service saved and expanded after threat of closure

A BUS service under threat of the axe has been saved - and with extra journeys added.

The no 3 bus route through Ravenfield to Bramley and Wickersley was due to be cut when the Powell’s bus company went bust last year.

But MP John Healey joined forces with the mayor of South Yorkshire, Oliver Coppard, to keep the service going.

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Cawthornes Travel has taken over the service and is running a new timetable with more journeys in the late afternoon from Monday to Saturday.

Mr Healey said: “It’s fantastic news for people living in Ravenfield that the number 3 bus timetable is being expanded.

“The service is used by people in the village to access important services at the Tanyard in Wickersley and in the centre of Rotherham as well as helping students get to Wickersley School.

“I’ve been campaigning with residents to protect local bus routes but it’s a constant battle, as nationwide over 1,000 services were cut last year alone.”