Stagecoach East Midlands has invested £3 million in new buses and timetables in Lincoln, just in time for the opening of the city’s new multi-million pound bus station.
Six new double decker buses have been brought onto the InterConnect 100 route, which runs into Lincoln from Gainsborough and Scunthorpe every hour.
There are also ten new single decker buses, which will go into service during early February, allocated to inner-city services.
Services will adopt the company’s Simplibus concept with simple route numbers and colour-coded services, which has already been introduced in Grimsby and Hull.
All the new buses have environmentally friendly Euro 6 engines, high-backed e-leather seats and handy USB charging points for use during the journey.
Managing Director for Stagecoach East Midlands, Michelle Hargreaves, said: “This is a huge £3 million investment by Stagecoach in brand new buses for our Simplibus services for Lincoln.
“With buses running up to every 10, 15 and 20 minutes along the busiest routes and great value fares including unlimited bus travel from just £1.45 per day with our online Megarider Xtra there’s never been a better time to try travelling by bus in Lincoln.”
Stagecoach offered free breakfasts to commuter customers in the Transport Hub to celebrate the launch of the Simplibus services on 29th January.
There was also free morning coffee and cake for Stagecoach customers travelling after peak time.
A guide to Simplibus numbers:
These services keep the current route numbers:
Service 1 Lincoln, Waddington Grantham
Service 2 Lincoln, Washingborough, Branston
Service 3 Lincoln, Cherry Willingham, Fiskerton
Service 4 Lincoln, Monks Road, County Hospital
Service 5 Lincoln, St Giles
Service 7, 8 Lincoln, Ermine
Services 13, 14 Lincoln, Brant Road, Waddington
Services 17, 18 Lincoln North Circulars
The following services have new numbers:
Service 6 Lincoln, Birchwood via Hartsholme (was 66)
Service 9 Lincoln, Birchwood via Boultham Moor (was 44)
Service 10, 11, 12 Lincoln Park & Ride, Welton (were 20, 21, 22)
Services 15, 16 Lincoln, North Hykeham (were 26, 27)
Service 19 Lincoln, Skellingthorpe (was 29)
New Lincoln Simplibus Guides are available now from Tentercroft Street Bus Station and online here.
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