Stagecoach rewards loyal Lincoln customers with free breakfast
It was a case of breakfast on the buses when Stagecoach East Midlands Managing Director served up complimentary bacon sandwiches to passengers.
The free food was dished out by Managing Director Michelle Hargreaves as a thank you to commuters who have continued to show their loyalty despite construction work starting on the new Lincoln Transport Hub.
Lincoln bus station has temporarily moved to Tentercroft Street to allow for the upgrade to be carried out.
The £30million scheme will see the city get a brand new bus station, 1,000 space multi-storey car park, retail units and a pedestrian plaza connecting the new facilities with Lincoln Central Railway Station.
Michelle Hargreaves, Managing Director for Stagecoach East Midlands, who oversaw the ‘free food’ initiative, said a mouth-watering 500 bacon sandwiches and 300 croissants were snapped up by hungry customers.
She explained: “We are trying to make the transition to the new temporary bus station on Tentercroft Street as smooth as possible and so, to thank passengers for baring with us, we wanted to give out free breakfasts. It was great to see passengers start their day with great big smiles on their faces!”
The City of Lincoln Council has received funding of £11million from the Department for Transport, towards the transport hub.
It is anticipated that construction work will take up to 18 months with the improved facilities opening in January 2018.
Passengers can keep up-to-date with services by viewing timetables on the Stagecoach East Midlands website.
Angela Andrews, Chief Executive of the city council, said: “Lincoln Transport Hub is a vital scheme to ensure the future of our city centre and we are excited to be able to start on site.
“With the help of our partners we are proud to have driven this scheme forward. These superb new facilities will revitalise the heart of our city centre, bringing huge benefits to our residents, visitors, businesses and commuters, as well as our local economy.”
Further details will follow shortly on road closures, diversions, temporary bus and parking arrangements. Passengers can keep up-to-date with travel news by visiting www.stagecoachbus.com
or following @StagecoachEMid
Managing Directior of Stagecoach East Midlands, Michelle Hargreaves, handing out free breakfast at the temporary bus station