Council expands bus service for rural residents near Lincoln

Hundreds of new bus passengers throughout West Lindsey are being invited to ‘get connected’ following the latest expansion of the CallConnect bus service.

Lincolnshire County Council’s bus service, designed especially for modern rural living, has announced an increase from five buses to six in the West Lindsey district from early November.

Reaching more than 60 new village locations, the expansion, in partnership with West Lindsey District Council, will enable hundreds of residents to travel to more locations, hubs and services as well as providing improved connectivity to the wider bus and rail network.

The new bus service will offer passengers new connection points including uphill Lincoln and Saxilby.

In addition, customers with limiting mobility will be able to take advantage of CallConnect’s gate-to-gate service.

The new 100L bus service, operated by Stagecoach East Midlands in villages north of Lincoln, is set to start on Monday, November 6.

Councillor Richard Davies, executive member for highways and transport at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “This new collaboration and expansion is all about connectivity.

“The new expansion is all part of the process of connecting up the network and we want to continue to do that so as many residents as possible can travel where they want, when they want.”

Councillor Lewis Strange, member champion for transport at West Lindsey District Council, added: “This is excellent news for West Lindsey residents. Living in a rural location is challenging for old and young alike, and CallConnect is vital for many people.”