Transport providers in emergency meeting with Sheffield Council

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Sheffield Council are holding an emergency meeting with transport providers right now to address service reductions and strike action across Sheffield.

Councillor Terry Fox called an  online meeting with South Yorkshire Mayor, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and transport providers Stagecoach and First.

This comes after Stagecoach recently announced timetable changes alongside service reductions on the Supertram due to driver shortages and the upcoming bus driver strike from the 28 November to 4 December.

He said: “Just when Christmas and winter are here, just when we need public transport to serve our communities, we see these draconian cuts.”

Councillor Fox’s demands are clear: operators should return to their provided services before the recently announced changes and have them understand the anger and the feeling from Sheffield communities over this issue.

“We really need these operators to stand up now, put Sheffield first and deliver for our residents”, said the council leader.

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