March 3, 2014 11.00 am This story is over 115 months old

Extra Lincoln buses added to ease roadworks delays

Extra buses: Due to roadworks delays in the south of Lincoln more buses have been added to some timetables.

Extra bus services have been added to timetables in the south of Lincoln to help ease congestion caused by road works.

Lincolnshire County Council’s Access LN6 project worked with Stagecoach to add more buses to the 44, 44a and 66 services, which run around Teal Park, Doddington and Birchwood to the city centre.

The new buses will help take the strain off Whisby Road improvement works, which is causing traffic delays in the area.

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Councillor for Highways and Transportation at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The Whisby Road improvement works we’re currently undertaking in LN6 will benefit businesses and residents in the local area.

“In the short-term however, there are traffic delays at peak times which is having a knock-on effect with all transport, including the Stagecoach 44a service to Teal Park.

“Through Access LN6, we’re working with local businesses to encourage staff to travel sustainably.

“We want to do everything we can to support our public transport and ensure passengers are not inconvenienced, so we’re working with Stagecoach to increase the number of buses serving this route. There will be no changes to the timetable, but we are confident that it will improve the service.”

Andy Smith, Commercial Manager South at Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “Stagecoach is pleased that by working in partnership with the Access LN6 Team, we are able to provide two additional vehicles to help continue the reliable and frequent bus service, whilst the Whisby Road area is being developed and improved.

“It’s always difficult for everyone when there are road works but by helping to keep the commuters, residents, students and shoppers on the move, it clearly shows that the ongoing partnership between Access LN6 and Stagecoach is working well.”

For more information on the extra buses, visit our Buses Info page, the Stagecoach website or Lincsbus Info.