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First South Yorkshire is a large bus operator in South Yorkshire, England. Part of First Group the company's official name is Mainline who operated it between 1989 and 1998, following the takeover of South Yorkshire Transport (SYT). An early motorized bus - a Benz truck modified by Netphener company (1895) A bus is a large automobile intended to carry numerous persons in addition to the driver and sometimes a conductor. ... South Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location (dark green) within the United Kingdom (light green), with the Republic of Ireland (blue) to its west Languages English Capital London Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population –mid-2004... First Group PLC (LSE: FGP) is a British transport company operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, with headquarters in Aberdeen, Scotland. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

Mainline started as a trade name for the main routes, starting in Sheffield in 1989, buses traded with Sheffield Mainline in a bright red and yellow livery, replacing the beige/red livery used before, it was followed by Doncaster Mainline in a silver grey and red livery relieved by a light yellow band, and finally Rotherham Mainline, who's buses ran in blue and yellow. In 1992 they all merged together and used Mainline as the fleetname, the livery based on the former Sheffield Mainline red and yellow, but silver and blue bands were added. Mainline operated most bus services in South Yorkshire over that time (thanks in the main to the former monopoly position of SYT), though other operators such as Leon Motors, Wilfreda Beehive, Andrew's of Sheffield and Yorkshire Terrier operated some services. The company was generally popular with passengers, and boasted an extensive network with low fares and modern vehicles. Mainline was sold to its employees in 1993, though not long after Stagecoach bought a 20% stake in the company. This had to be sold off in 1995, at which point the newly created FirstBus took the 20%. For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Finningley is a village in the metropolitan borough of Doncaster (part of South Yorkshire, England), on the border with Nottinghamshire. ... Wilfreda Beehive is a small coach and bus operator based in Adwick-le-Street, Doncaster. ... Stagecoach Yorkshire is an operating division of Stagecoach UK Bus, comprising of two companies, Yorkshire Traction and Yorkshire Terrier. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... A Stagecoach West Scotland vehicle in the UK Bus corporate livery. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Mainline was taken over by First Group in 1998, and became First Mainline. The livery became just red and yellow, a reminiscence of the original 1989 Sheffield mainline livery. The name was altered again to First South Yorkshire. Since about 2000, vehicles began being repainted in First Group corporate livery(nicknamed "Barbie"). The service levels currently seen are lower than those in Mainline days, however fares have increased and there is little investment in new vehicles. Patronage has over this time declined. This article is about the year 2000. ...

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Gary Nolan, the managing director of First in South Yorkshire, said he was disappointed that the latest offer had been rejected and said the company would continue efforts to find a way to solve the dispute.
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South Yorkshire Criminal Justice Area was committed to increasing ‘brought to justice’ offences by 5% (1219 offences).
Under this scheme during the first year, South Yorkshire had to increase the number of offences brought to justice committed by persistent offenders by 5%.
By 31 March 2004 South Yorkshire had brought to justice 1599 recorded offences.
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