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New Late Night Bus Service launched for students

Monday 20-02-2017 - 20:09
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The Students' Union is happy to announce a new late night bus service for students heading home on a Saturday night.

From 12th March, First Buses will be running two late night services on a Saturday night / early hours of Sunday morning.

The 952 service will run from the city centre, picking up outside the Students’ Union and running up to Endcliffe, Crookes, and Hillsborough.

There will be a number of drop-off points along the way including Brocco Bank, Endcliffe Vale Road, Crookes Road and Walkley Lane.

The service will pick up outside the Union at 2.35am and 3.35am. Normal fares apply with tickets at £1. Single and weekly / term tickets already purchased will also be valid.

The scheme was proposed to Sheffield City Council and First buses, by Dom Trendall, Students’ Union President, with the aim of providing a safe, cheap, and easy way for students to get home after a night out.

Speaking of the scheme, Dom said, "This is another example of how the SU stands up for students and can have a real and tangible impact on their lives. Our proposal for a night bus was based on feedback from students, with a route that works for as many students as possible and with student safety in mind.

Our lobbying around bus fares, routes and safety issues will mean that students now have another cheap and safe way to get home after a night out, and we hope to expand this further in the future".

A survey was sent to students who regularly attend Students’ Union club nights, asking them for thoughts on a potential late night bus service. 500 students responded with information on drop-of points, which nights they go out and what times they head home. All of this information was included in a proposal to First Buses and the City Council.

For further information on the route please visit: https://www.firstgroup.com/south-yorkshire

Thanks for shaping your Students' Union.

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