The Walk and Ride bus service between uphill Lincoln and the city centre relaunched on Monday, November 4, after Lincoln BIG took on the service.
The revised service, which has renamed to The Steep Hill Shuttle, is now sporting an orange and white paint job, and will run six days a week.
In addition to the original buses, there is now a new 27-seat vehicle on the fleet.
The bus will stop at 13 stops in the city, running a service between 9.10am and 5.22pm.[button url=”http://www.visitlincoln.com/media/downloads/Walk_and_Ride_Timetable.pdf” title=”Bus timetable”]View the timetable[/button]
For a single trip, an adult ticket will cost £1.50, and a child’s ticket 70p. An all day pass is £3 (children £1.60) and weekly and monthly passes are available. Bus pass holders go free.
The relaunch follows the service’s risk of closure when the City of Lincoln Council had to look at scrapping services due to government funding cuts.
Now, Lincoln BIG, in partnership with PC Coaches and Lincolnshire County Council, will run the walk and ride service.
Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said: “This service was too important to lose because it is appreciated by a wide range of people from city centre shoppers to tourists, as well as local people, and it offers all users a chance to see some of Lincoln’s most attractive sights.
“In addition, the rebranding has given the vehicles a smart new livery and also created superb opportunities for potential business sponsors to get on board and take their names to a much wider audience.
“We will be approaching sponsors to try to ensure that there are sufficient funds to make the service sustainable long-term.”