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16 Nov 2016
With thousands of shoppers expected to enjoy this year’s four day market in the city’s medieval square, Stagecoach East Midlands is ensuring extra buses and extended service times are in place to help beat the congestion.
The market, which will feature over 300 stalls, runs from Thursday December 1 to Sunday December 4.
Claire McDowall, Principal Events and Culture Officer for City Council, said: “Stagecoach provided extra buses for the Christmas market last year and once again, they are bringing back the services again. Using the local bus services from Stagecoach is an easy way to travel to the market. We hope that both locals and visitors take advantage of the services including the park and ride from the Lincolnshire showground.”
Bus services 7 and 8 will serve the market with extra services being provided in the evening. All services will run from Stand G at the Tentercroft Street Bus Station and Broadgate to Pottergate at the Cathedral.
Andy Smith, Stagecoach East Midlands Commercial Manager South, said: “The annual Christmas market is always an extremely popular event. We’re pleased to be able to provide these extra services to help ease traffic congestion in the city centre and to make life easier for shoppers by taking the stress away from parking.”
Thursday and Friday
Between 9.40am and 6.10pm Services 7 and 8 will operate every 10 minutes to and from the Bus Station and the Christmas Market.
Between 6.30pm and 9.45pm Service 7 will operate every 15 minutes to and from the Bus Station with the last bus at 10pm from the Christmas Market
Between 9.40am and 3.10pm Services 7 and 8 will operate every 10 minutes to and from the Bus Station and Christmas Market.
Between 3.30pm and 9.45pm Service 7 and 8 will operate every 15 minutes from the Bus Station with the last bus at 10pm from the Christmas Market
Between 9.30am and 5.45pm Service 7 will operate every 15 minutes to and from the Bus Station and Christmas Market, with the last bus departing the Market at 6pm.
Fares will be £1.20 for an adult single and £2.20 return, 60p for a child single and £1.10 return, Lincoln Dayrider, Megarider, (& Plus), MegaConnect and East Midlands Day Out tickets can also be used.