Passengers satisfied with bus stops

BUS passengers in South Yorkshire are among the most satisfied in the country with bus stop facilities, according to new research.

Organisation “Passenger Focus”, along with South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and bus operators, funded the survey which found that 75 per cent of people were satisfied with the places where they caught their bus, with the quality of the shelter, the electronic displays and the cleanliness of the stop all scoring highly.

The study also found that 94 per cent of people say they are able to board the first bus that comes along and 96 per cent say they are able to get a seat.

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The proportion of people who buy their tickets from the driver is “significantly” higher in South Yorkshire than in other metropolitan areas.

David Brown, director general of SYPTE, said: “These figures are very encouraging as we know that the quality of the facilities has a significant impact on whether people choose to use the bus or not.

“It is through the hard work of our staff that bus stops and other facilities are kept to a very high standard.”