Shoppers and commuters in Sheffield are now benefiting from Linburg Buses operating the 505 Park & Ride Services and free Shoppers Buses serving the Tesco store at Abbeydale, Sheffield. The Park & Ride Services give commuters the opportunity to leave their cars at the Tesco store and travel in and out of Sheffield City Centre without any parking worries.
The Shoppers Services link many Sheffield suburbs to the store and operate free-of-charge, five days a week. Linburg Operations Manager, Paul Major reported “Discussions had been on-going for a number of months with Tesco’s agents, but in the end we only had a couple of weeks to put everything in place for the March 10th start date. Our Fleet Engineer, Mark Toon, worked very hard to source additional vehicles and his team burnt the midnight-oil to put the vehicles through a rigorous pre-service Workshop and Bodyshop programme to ensure all passengers had a bus to catch on the first morning”. Paul added that bus and coach travel is one of the greenest modes of transport and went on to say “To be operating services that contribute to minimising traffic on Sheffield streets and maintain a vital link for shoppers is particularly pleasing. Hats-off to Tesco for taking the initiative and supporting these Services with extensive financial support; And not forgetting the team at South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive who have supported and advised us throughout the process”. For further information on the Services contact us!