Transport

Here at the Sheffield City Region we’re working to create a transport system that’s fit for the 21st century.

We will build a transport system that works for everyone, connecting people to the places they want to go within the region as well as nationally and internationally. Our transport system will be safe, reliable, clean, green and affordable.

Transport Strategy & Vision

The Mayor’s transport vision sets out how we are going to transform the region’s transport network. By 2040 we will be a City Region with comprehensive, effective and integrated transport connections, which support economic growth and improves quality of life for all.

The Sheffield City Region Transport Strategy sets out the transport priorities for our City Region up to 2040. It sets out on a strategic level how we intend to better connect our major urban and economic growth centres to enable the better flow of people, goods, businesses and ideas across the City Region, as well as promoting our rural and visitor economies.

Click here to read the full strategy.

Integrated Rail Plan

Poor rail connections limit the flow of people, ideas and businesses both within our region and between other parts of the north of England.

We now have a clear plan of action, one that draws together planned national, pan-regional projects such as HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) and local investment in community rail stations and transport interchanges.

This Integrated Rail Plan is the first time we have brought these things together in one place.

Click here to read the full plan.

South Yorkshire Bus Review

The Bus Review Report, which was concluded before the Coronavirus pandemic, took into consideration the experiences and feedback from 5,900 members of the public, bus users, community groups, businesses and interest groups, of the impact poor and unreliable bus services have had on their lives.

This evidence, as well as evidence from bus operators, local authorities, the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) and others, has contributed towards the findings and a number of recommendations aimed at providing passengers with a bus service that meets their needs.

Work is now progressing on the development of a 7 Point Plan to take forward the recommendations for delivery.

Active Travel

Dame Sarah Storey, Britain’s most successful female Paralympian, is Mayor Dan Jarvis’s Active Travel Commissioner.

The World Champion cyclist and swimmer has won 14 Paralympic golds is leading the active travel agenda in the Sheffield City Region.

Find out more about our ambitions plans for the cycling and walking in Sheffield City Region

 

Transforming Cities Fund

Ambitious proposals for the future of the Sheffield City Region’s transport network were submitted to the government’s Transforming Cities Fund in November 2019.

The bid, for up to £220m in funding, focussed on three large areas which could most benefit from significant improvements across rail, public transport and active travel schemes. In March 2020, the Department for Transport confirmed that we had been successful in securing £166m through the Transforming Cities Fund.

The three areas the programme focuses on are the River Don “corridor” between Sheffield city centre and the Unity site north of Doncaster; the Advanced Manufacturing Innovation District (AMID) on the border of Sheffield and Rotherham, and the Dearne Valley Corridor.

Click here to read more on the Transforming Cities fund.