Thursday 22 November 2012

Lincoln 3

A third selection from Lincoln, this time looking at the modern transport scene, including the 'Walk and Ride' minibuses that operate 362 days per year. The service is run by PC Coaches on behalf of the City of Lincoln and Lincolnshire County Council who provide £30,000 per annum towards the service. The mini buses link the uphill and downhill shopping areas.

Operating hours:
  • Monday to Saturday: 10am to 5pm
  • Sundays: 12 noon to 5pm
Routes are run on a 20 minutes frequency
Current fares:
  • Adult - £1.40 single journey
  • Child - £0.70 single journey
  • Adult - £3 all day
  • Child - £1.60 all day
  • Bus passes - Free

Lincoln is divided by the railway and frequently everything comes to a halt when the crossing gates are closed to allow trains to pass through the station as seen below.

In March 2011 a fleet of bio-methane gas-fuelled buses were launched in Lincoln. They run on a mixture of conventional diesel and bio-methane gas, and operate around the Cathedral Quarter of Lincoln.

The engine runs firstly off diesel fuel but upon accelerating, gas stored in the tank on the roof is introduced using less diesel.
The buses are said to be “ no different to drive, are less noisy and reduces the carbon footprint by up to 50%.”
The buses are run by Stagecoach to test a new County Council initiative, supported by funding from the East Midlands Development Agency.

See Below for details of two Leyland Tigers looking for a new home