New bus pass offers discount to Lincoln workers and free travel to jobseekers

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A new Lincoln bus pass will provide people who work in the city with discounted travel.

The Access Lincoln passes will also give jobseekers and apprentices the chance to hop on and off city buses for free for three months.

Created in partnership with Lincoln Business Improvement Group and Stagecoach East Midlands, the passes are an extension of the Lincoln BIG Bus Deal to include people who work for organisations within the wider Access Lincoln boundary.

Newly-employed apprentices and jobseekers will receive a free three-month pass to commute to their new job, as well as for leisure and social use.

They will then be able to take advantage of the new reduced-cost bus pass.

To be eligible for the Access Lincoln Bus Pass the employee’s organisation will first need to complete a free personalised travel plan with Access Lincoln.

Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Over 100 organisations in the Access Lincoln area have already completed the free travel plan, and their employees are eligible to receive the pass and start saving straight away.

There are two types of pass available depending on where you are travelling from.

  • The ‘Inner’ pass costs £30 per month, a saving of £14 a month compared to the Megarider equivalent – valid on any Stagecoach bus service where people get on or off within the Lincoln city boundary, including North Hykeham, Waddington, Branston, Washingborough, Heighington, Skellingthorpe and Nettleham.
  • The ‘Outer’ pass costs £47 per month, a saving of £15 a month compared to the Megarider Plus equivalent – valid on any Stagecoach bus service where people can get on and off within the city centre. 

Access Lincoln is a Lincolnshire County Council initiative designed to get more people walking, cycling and using public transport.

Cllr Clio Perraton Williams – LCC, Matt Corrigan from Lincoln BIG, Alison Mackfall Access Lincoln, Emma Graves – Leading Driver Stagecoach Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

Councillor Richard Davies, Executive Member for Highways and Transport at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “Thanks to the new Access Lincoln Bus Pass, even more people working in Lincoln can now enjoy cheaper bus travel, with significant savings each month – up to 30% compared to current deals.

“Businesses will also receive free personalised travel plans, highlighting the different options available to their employees.

“That should encourage even more people to leave the car at home and walk, cycle or catch the bus to work.

“That’s better for the environment, promotes a more active lifestyle and helps cut congestion – creating a cleaner, greener city.”