DAVID JENKINS turns his attention to the Sheffield City Region, where mayor Dan Jarvis has commissioned a searching review of the future role of the bus in an area where trams and buses are both carrying fewer passengers and the focus of retailing has moved away from the city centre

Buses for Sheffield branding on Stagecoach Yorkshire 39103 (SN18 XWP), one of 18 Wright StreetLite Max bought with PTE grant funding. It is in Chapeltown on jointly operated service 1. STEPHEN WHITELEY

It is becoming a common theme for elected mayors to seek a review of bus services. And the mayor of Sheffield City Region — the area covered by South Yorkshire PTE, which is now part of the region’s combined authority — is no exception.

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