Discount travel offered on Dearne buses

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Dearne commuters are being offered a discount on buses as part of a successful shopping scheme.

The award-winning Shop Local scheme has so far encouraged more than 15,000 cardholders to enjoy discounts, offers and free gifts in over 100 Rotherham stores.

Those behind the scheme have now teamed up with First Buses to offer those who travel on buses in Rotherham a new discount.

When presenting their Shop Local card to the driver on any First Rotherham bus, travellers can get a First Day family/group day ticket for £7.80 instead of £8.50, which will allow unlimited travel for up to two adults and three children.

Just look out for the Shop Local window sticker on all 100 participating Rotherham buses.

Paul Flanagan, Rotherham business manager for First South Yorkshire, said: “We’re always very keen to support the town centre and Rotherham in general.

“This is a fantastic initiative that will hopefully help people get around a little easier and encourage others who haven’t used public transport for a while that our buses are easier, and cheaper, to use now more than ever. We look forward to working more in partnership with the town centre team.”

Sign up for the scheme online at