Closing date for central Lincoln car park pushed back to cover Bank Holiday weekend

The closing date for a central Lincoln car park has been pushed back to cover the Bank Holiday weekend.

St Mary’s Street car park will now close permanently at 7pm on Monday, August 29, to make way for the new Lincoln Transport Hub.

In order to begin development on the new bus station, 1,000 space car park and railway improvements, four car parks in the area are being closed.

Work begins on site in the week beginning August 29.

St Mary's Street car park will be permanently closed from August 29.

St Mary’s Street car park will be permanently closed from August 29.

A spokesperson for NCP said: “We are sorry to announce that we will be permanently closing our St Mary’s car park in Lincoln on Monday, August 29 at 7pm.

“Our landlord has now served us notice due to the new £29 million station scheme which is due to commence construction shortly.

“We wanted to inform customers as soon as we knew, and we will look forward to welcoming customers to our other six busy car parks in Lincoln.

“We are sad to have to close this car park, but wish the new station scheme every success and we continue to look for new opportunities with business and landowners within Lincoln.”

Designs for the new Lincoln Transport Hub. Image: CoLC

Designs for the new Lincoln Transport Hub. Image: CoLC

Parking and road closures

Road closures lasting at least 18 months on Norman Street, Oxford Street and St Mary’s Street will be introduced shortly.

Car parking spaces were previously lost from Tentercroft Street, where a temporary bus station will be based while the current station is demolished.

Thornbridge and Sincil Street car parks are also due to close permanently soon.

In an effort to ease parking difficulties in the city centre, Siemens has opened its staff car park on Waterside North up to shoppers and visitors at weekends and bank holidays.

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Also take a look at The Lincolnite’s survival guide for the Lincoln Transport Hub works.