New late night bus scheme for students announced

The University of Sheffield Students’ Union has launched a new night bus scheme to provide travel for students going home after a Saturday night out.

In a joint project with First Buses, the scheme will begin next Saturday and two services will run in the early hours at 2.35am and 3.35am.

Buses will begin at West Street in close proximity to a number of the city’s most popular night clubs and bars.

The route has been designed by the Student’s Union and will go to stops in Crookes, Walkley, Endcliffe and Hillsborough.

The scheme started from a proposal from Students’ Union President Dom Trendall to First Buses and speaking to Shef News, Dom said: “There was a demand for it in terms of student safety and cost of living.”

“Feedback to the scheme has been extremely positive and from the research we conducted, we believe students will use the service and make it a success.”

“The route has been specifically designed to appeal for students from the university but the bus is not just for students. We hope that all those needing travel will use the service but of course we designed the route with students in mind.”

The normal fare for tickets will still apply at £1 and the new 952 bus service will begin next Saturday on March 12th.

 

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