Council agrees extra £538k for Lincoln Transport Hub

Senior City of Lincoln councillors have agreed an additional £538,000 investment in the Lincoln Transport Hub project.

At a meeting of the Executive on September 28, councillors discussed the next stages in development for the hub, which included agreeing on the submission of the required business cases to the Department for Transport (DfT) to secure a Single Local Growth Fund grant of £11 million.

The £29 million project will see the existing bus station demolished to make way for a larger building next to the train station, replacing the pedestrian and platform footbridges over the railway with a dual function footbridge, and constructing a 1,000 space multi-storey car park.

City Hall, off Orchard Street. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

City Hall, off Orchard Street. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The Executive also agreed a change in the opening times at City Hall from the start of December ahead of the Department for Work and Pensions’ (DWP) JobCentre Plus moving into the building.

The new hours that will come into effect on December 1 are:

  • 9am to 5pm on Monday and Tuesday
  • 10am to 5pm on Wednesday
  • 9am to 5pm on Thursday
  • 9am to 4.30pm on Friday
Lincoln Jobcentre on Orchard Street. Photo Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Lincoln Jobcentre on Orchard Street. Photo Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Joanne Crookes, the council’s Customer Services Manager, said: “We hope that these times give people enough opportunity to attend City Hall if they need to, however many of our services can be accessed online and I’d urge people to check out our website, to see what they can do there.”