Commuters will get a special preview of the Lincoln Central Bus Station today and tomorrow.
The Lincolnite also took the first video tour of the multi-million pound station which features indoor seating, changing rooms and a cafe.
It’s a notable difference from the previous dingy facility in the city centre, but how have the people of Lincoln reacted so far to the development?
’20p for a pee?’
One topic that has had many people in deep discussions is the fact that visitors to the station must pay 20p to use the toilet.
However, many also jumped to the defence of the council:
Helen Dillon said:
“I don’t mind paying 20p for a clean toilet.”
Patricia Nation added: “Try going to York. It’s 40p in unisex toilets in the coach park near the river and across the road from the castle.
“You have got a bargain in Lincoln.”
Graham Cox commented: “It was 20p twenty years ago in London! They have to pay the cleaner somehow.”
Positive all round
Many people have been very positive about the new station, saying it is nice to see something ‘fresh’ in the city.
Vicky Dunderdale said: “I think it looks fab.”
Emily Andrew commented:
“So beautiful, glad Lincoln is on the up.”
Chris Wright added: “I think it looks great. A good improvement.”
There were a few worries from people in the city:
Kimberley-Ann York said: “Wonder how long it will be before it gets trashed?”
Lee Arundel added:”Be wrecked within a month or two.”
People now have the opportunity to view the new station on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20, before it opens officially on Sunday, January 28.
As previously reported, the new facility off Sincil Street, opposite the Lincoln Central Train Station, includes 14 bus bays that will see approximately 650 departures each weekday.
It forms part of the City of Lincoln Council’s £30 million Lincoln Transport Hub.