Lincoln Transport Hub works survival guide: Travelling by bus

Several roads and car parks in Lincoln city centre will close in the next two weeks for up to 18 months as work begins on the new £30 million Transport Hub.

The scheme will see a new state-of-the-art bus station alongside a 1,000 space multi-storey car park, numerous retail units and new facilities at Lincoln Central Train Station.

This will see a number of diversions and changes to bus times in the city.

To see our complete survival guide to diversions, car park closures and bus times for Lincoln Transport Hub click here.

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From Sunday, August 28, as part of the redevelopment programme, Lincoln City Bus Station will be moving to Tentercroft Street temporarily whilst the new bus station is being built.

Amendments to bus routes in the city centre:

  • Buses from the north of the city, routes 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 53, will run along Broadgate and the new East West Link Road in both directions.
  • Services 4, 17 and 18 will serve St Swithins Square, Bank Street and Silver Street on journeys out of the city centre.
  • From the south of the city, services 1, 13, 14, 26, 27, 44 and 66, buses will run directly to Tentercroft Street along the High Street in both directions.
  • Services 2 and 31 from the east of the city will enter and leave the temporary bus station via Canwick Road and the new East West Link Road.
  • Services 29 and 46 will enter the city via Tritton Road, Ropewalk and St Marks Street.
  • Services 100, 103 and 106 from the west of the city will run along Brayford Way, Ropewalk and St Marks Street, on to Tentercroft Street, leaving the city centre by the same routes.
A plan for the temporary bus station. Photo: Stagecoach

A plan for the temporary bus station. Photo: Stagecoach

Changes for bus users:

  • Passengers will still be able to get out in the city centre at a new bus stop outside the old bus station in Broadgate.
  • Southbound passengers will be able to alight opposite from their usual service, while northbound passengers can either walk into the city centre from the temporary bus station, or catch a service going that way.
  • Timetables and maps are available from the existing bus station until it closes, and then the temporary facility, or you can find them online here.

New ticket offer

Stagecoach will also be introducing a new ticket offer, allowing bus users to arrive in Tentercroft Street bus station and then hop onto a service to travel to Broadgate for no extra charge.

A spokesperson for Stagecoach said: “The bus station at Tentercroft Street is closer to St Marks Shopping Centre.

“We are aware that it is further away from the Market Traders, Cornhill and Waterside Shopping Centre which are very popular areas.

“We have introduced a new ticket offer ‘one stop bus hop’.

“When you arrive in Tentercroft Street bus station, you can hop straight onto a service 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 or 53 and travel to Broadgate for no extra charge.

“Simply show the bus driver the single or return ticket you have already purchased within one hour.

“There is a new bus stop where you can hop off at the entrance to the old bus station site on Broadgate.”