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Bus News: Issue 346 26 Sep 2008

£40m BRT scheme in Sheffield and Rotherham to be proposed

By Meera Rambissoon

South Yorkshire PTE has developed outline proposals for a new Bus Rapid Transit scheme between Rotherham and Sheffield, in partnership with Rotherham and Sheffield  borough and city councils.

The proposal follows the government’s rejection of SYPTE’s plans to extend the Sheffield network to Rotherham on the grounds of cost and a perceived failure to deliver value for money, in 2006. SYPTE was asked to look at bus based alternatives instead.

The new proposed BRT scheme,...

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