Improvements planned as 300 people use Lincoln park and ride in first week

Organisers of Lincoln’s first permanent park and ride are already planning a number of improvements after 300 people made use of the service in its first week.

The long-awaited service was launched on Monday, February 20. Buses run from Waitrose on Nettleham Road to the temporary bus station on Tentercroft Street.

Matt Corrigan, the Chief Executive of Lincoln Business Improvement Group who organised the service, said: “It’s early days but the customer feedback so far has been positive and the scheme is certainly showing potential.

“The operating arrangements are working well and the buses have been on time.

“We are planning further improvements including permanent signage to replace some of the temporary signs we have put in place, and a bus shelter for the inbound service is also on the cards.”

The service is intended to make it easier for shoppers and commuters to get into the city without driving.

The charge for the return park and ride service is £2.50, which is payable on the bus. It is free for concessionary bus pass holders after 9:30am.

Stops will be at:

  • Nettleham Road opposite the Waitrose car park
  • Northgate next to Lincoln Cathedral
  • Broadgate
  • Lincoln Bus Station.

Buses now run every 15 minutes throughout the day, although services at peak times and the evening will vary.