Paul Blomfield MP is backing the local campaign by residents to save the Number 4 bus service. Paul has written to South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) to register his opposition to the proposed axing of the bus route along Psalter Lane and Cemetery Road in his constituency. The proposed withdrawal of the bus would leave the area without a local bus route. Mr Blomfield has arranged to meet with SYPTE next week to discuss the withdrawal of the Number 4 bus.
Paul Blomfield MP said: “The withdrawal of the Number 4 bus service would have an extremely negative impact on many of my constituents in the Psalter Lane and Cemetery Rd area. They would be left without a local direct bus route in and out of the city centre. Under the new proposals, in order to catch a bus residents would be faced with a walk of over a quarter of a mile to catch one of the 6 bus services along Ecclesall Road. I support the sensible proposal that many local residents have made of re-routing one of these bus services along Psalter Lane and Cemetery Road.
“Local buses are a lifeline for many people and many of the people that will be affected by the service’s withdrawal are elderly and with reduced mobility. Walking up the steep hill from Ecclesall Road to Psalter Lane would be extremely difficult for a lot of residents. I fear that withdrawing the Number 4 could leave many people completely reliant on friends and family to provide them with lifts.
“I hope that the Sheffield Bus Partnership will listen to local residents who are campaigning to save the bus and be able to find a way of maintaining this important route.”Other news from Sheffield Labour