Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 05 June 1931
Modern Travel by Road.
Yorkshire Traction Company Enterprise.
Sunday by the Sea.
To-day people are consulting the motor bus time table, just as readily as they did the railway time table; many, in fact, prefer travel by motor coach to travel by rail. We have had the railways ever since we can remember, but motor traction is a modern development, and as it brings with it the joys of touring there is a novelty about it that appeals to almost everybody.
The travelling public was never catered for in better style than to-day; whether it be by road or rail you can get there, at reasonable rates that are within the range of all purses. Short motor coach trips may be taken as well as long ones; the whole of the country is now brought into general accessibility by means of the motor vehicle; there is cheap, fast and comfortable travel for all who desire it.
The freedom of the open road has an urge and a fascination that is nigh irresistible, the charm of the countryside appeals to all. The scene changes constantly as the miles are lapped off and the coach glides through beautiful leafy lanes, through quaint old-time villages, through towns and rustling cities. Thus one enjoys the luxury of a motor-car without the worry and responsibility of having to pilot it. Among those who trace not been slow to recognise the demand for motor coach travel for the people of South Yorkshire, and to provide liberally for it, is the Yorkshire Traction Co., Ltd.
Their programme is before us and it makes a big appeal. The company has inaugurated a daily coastal service to some of the most attractive places on the west and east coasts, to seaside resorts that the people of South Yorkshire always go nap on. One may journey to breezy Blackpool, Bridlington, one of the most favoured places with South Yorkshire folk: Filey, that caters for those who wish for the restful holiday, people whose children need a delightful playground on the sands; Cleethorpes and Scarborough, “Queen of watering places,” that vies with Blackpool for popularity, and never fails to draw its full quota from this area.
Those who are contemplating a holiday at any of these favoured places will be well advised to peruse carefully the programme of The Yorkshire Traction Co., Ltd., which appears in our columns of to-day; they will do wisely to cut it out and keep it for reference. The company is running a saloon daily to the resorts named. A few details will serve to emphasise the advantages and excellence of the service.
The Blackpool service starts from Doncaster at 8 a.m., calling at Conisborough at 8-15, Mexborough 8-30, Wath 8-40, and Wombwell 8-45, whilst there are connections from Goldthorpe, Darfield, Hoyland, Chapeltown and Penistone. Blackpool is reached at 1 p.m. The single fares are round about 7s 6d. for the single journey and 12s. 6d. for a period booking of 8-15 days.