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Extra bus service between Skellingthorpe and Lincoln

A bus service between Lincoln and a city village has been extended due to resident demand.

From January 6, the number 29 Stagecoach bus between Skellingthorpe and Lincoln city centre will run two extra services in the morning and afternoon, with funds from the Access LN6 programme.

The new morning service will be at 8.10am, while the afternoon bus leaves the city at 3.00pm.

The buses will also be of use to those in the Tritton Road and Moorland Avenue area, as well as for children at St. Peter and St. Paul’s School.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation, said: “Skellingthorpe Parish Council approached Lincolnshire County Council about extending the Stagecoach 29 service last year.

”After consultation with the local community, we’re confident that this addition to the service will enable more residents and schoolchildren to use the bus to travel sustainably, and help achieve Access LN6’s main aim of reducing the need to travel by car.”

Dave Skepper, Commercial Director at Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “Working with Lincolnshire County Council through the Access LN6 project we have been able to take an innovative approach to reintroducing additional peak time journeys between Skellingthorpe and Lincoln, combining the need for student travel into St Peter and St Paul’s School with extended journeys into the city centre.”

A single ticket costs £2.30 while a return is £3.70. Alternatively, passengers can buy a Megarider ticket for £10.50 for travel on all buses within Lincoln for seven days.

The service will be funded by Access LN6 until March 2015, when the service will be reviewed.