An extra 900 people per month are using the bus from Witham St Hughs to Lincoln city centre thanks to better bus provision.
PC Coaches has seen a 28% increase in passenger numbers since two services have been extended to Witham St Hughs.
In April 2013, the PC Coaches 48 service was extended and a new 49 service has been added to provide a more regular service to and from the village.
Improvements to the bus services have been put in place by PC Coaches and Lincolnshire County Council through the Access LN6 sustainable transport programme.
Residents, businesses and schoolchildren from Witham St Hughs attended an official launch of the bus service at the village hall on Tuesday, October 29.
Local resident Sophie Brown now uses the bus to travel into Lincoln city centre. She said:
“I’ve seen a real improvement in the frequency of buses to and from Witham St. Hughs from Lincoln.
“The buses are very clean, the bus drivers very friendly, and it’s cheaper than driving into town and parking.”[button url=”http://www.lincsbus.info/” title=”Bus timetables”]View at bus timetables[/button]
Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said:
“By improving and extending bus services, we hope to encourage more people to use public transport for commuter and leisure journeys.
“For Witham St Hughs in particular, the programme has provided an excellent opportunity to offer more sustainable travel options for those who live and work in the village.”
Peter Smith, Managing Director at PC Coaches, said: “For a long time, passengers from Witham St. Hughs have been requesting more services to and from Lincoln city centre.
“Access LN6 has enabled us and Lincolnshire County Council to put this in operation and we will continue to deliver a good service and build a good rapport with passengers.”