Lincoln bus services are in line for a series of changes as growing passenger numbers leads to an extended North Hykeham system.
Changes will come into force from November 1 primarily in the Teal Park and North Hykeham area, as well as other minor amendments around the city.
With growing passenger numbers, and in response to requests from North Hykeham Town Council and local residents from the Mill Lane housing development, Stagecoach East Midlands is extending in North Hykeham, to run in to the city from Pennell’s, Tiber Road (including the new community hub and Co-operative), Severus Crescent and Mill Lane.
The operator says that changes in the Teal Park area are due to funding for the Access LN6 scheme coming to an end.
After working in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council, Stagecoach has revised routes to the city network in order to continue service to Teal Park and Sadler Road.
Buses will run hourly between Brant Road, North Hykeham & Teal Park and half hourly at busy times for workers between Birchwood, Doddington Park and Boultham Park.
Andy Smith, Commercial Manager for Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “We have looked very closely at our bus services covering this area of our network and are pleased to be extending the routes in North Hykeham via Pennells and Tiber Road, meaning more people will be able to benefit by using the bus.
“We will be holding information days with Lincolnshire County Council for passengers to come along and find out more about the changes and discuss their travel needs.
“We’ll be in Lincoln City Square on Thursday, October 22 from 9am to 2pm, and at the Birchwood Neighbourhood Centre on Monday, October 26 from 10am to 2pm, where staff will be on hand to answer any questions.”
Full Lincoln network changes
Service 44a will continue to provide a service at busy peak times for workers which will run half hourly between Boultham Park, Birchwood, Doddington Park and Sadler Road.
Service 14 will be extended to run hourly throughout the day allowing passengers to get from Birchwood, Doddington Park, Hykeham, Asda and the Brant Road Estates to Teal Park.
The extended hourly Service 14 also improves the bus service along Station Road at Hykeham close to the Rail Station where the new Castings housing Development is being built.
Following progression of the new Mill Lane housing development, Stagecoach East Midlands has arranged an extended service covering the new community hub and Co-operative on Tiber Road.
Alternate Service 27 journeys will be renumbered 26, running an extended route to Pennells Garden Centre, Tiber Road, Severus Crescent and Mill Lane every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday plus every 30 minutes Sunday.
Service 27 and Service 26 together will continue to serve Dore Avenue, ASDA, Lincoln Road and Hykeham Road every 10 minutes.
Moor Lane will be served every 20 minutes, Monday to Saturday. Sunday journeys will be provided by Service 26.
Birchwood and Doddington Park
Service 44 will run a revised route every 15 minutes Monday to Saturday, hourly in the evenings and Sunday.
From Doddington Road the route will run a one way loop via Pershore Way, Birchwood Avenue and Fulmar Road to the Neighbourhood Centre.
Buses will return to the city centre via Doddington Road.
Service 66 will run a revised route from Skellingthorpe Road. The route will run a one way loop via Birchwood Avenue, Firtree Avenue, Regent Avenue, Dellfield Avenue, Woodfield Avenue and Aldergrove Crescent to the Neighbourhood Centre.
Buses will return to the City Centre via Skellingthorpe Road.
Other changes to the City’s bus services include:
Service 15 to Cherry Willingham, Fiskerton and Reepham will be renumbered Service 3. Together, Service 3 and Service 4 will run a 15 minute frequency to Lincoln County Hospital.
Timings on Service 4 have been revised and will no longer serve Tower Crescent due to problems with parked cars but will continue to run along Tower Drive.
Minor timing changes will also affect services 2, 11, 12 and 29.
For more information, passengers can visit: www.stagecoachbus.com