Surrey Street and Leopold Street will be linked to allow the passage of a new “Freebee” which will circle the city center every 10 minutes.
A spokeswoman for Sheffield City Council said: ‘It is currently under development, fine details have yet to be approved. The implementation will take place during the summer.
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The update comes after The Star won a campaign to bring back the FreeBee to boost town center commerce and help passengers affected by a traffic ban on Pinstone Street.
The authority announced in March that a diesel bus would be in service by the end of the summer, linking key destinations such as Fargate, The Moor and Sheffield Midland Station. Government-funded electric vehicles would come later, should a bid win.
Pinstone Street was closed to traffic in June 2020 and more than 30 buses were diverted to stops up to a quarter mile away, on Rockingham Street and Arundel Gate.
Surrey Street has become a dead end. Rue Léopold has become a dead end in the direction of Rue Pinstone. The road in the other direction from Barker’s Pool remained open.
The downtown shuttle will be free for people with a ticket and for a small flat-rate supplement for others.
In addition to the new route, buses will be given priority on Arundel Gate in an effort to speed up travel and improve air quality.