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Simplibus is coming to Lincoln

21 Aug 2017

Roadshows to encourage feedback from passengers


Stagecoach East Midlands will be holding a number of special events this week to gather feedback from passengers, which will be used in a project to simplify and improve bus services in Lincoln.


Roadshows will run all week from 29 August at various locations around the city. Stagecoach staff will be talking to customers and potential bus users in a bid to receive as much feedback as possible about their views on local services. This will be used to give a new look to Lincoln’s bus services under a new network brand, ‘Simplibus’.


Stagecoach have already introduced ‘Simplibus’ networks in Grimsby and Hull, that have proved successful in making bus travel hassle-free and passenger friendly by simplifying timetables, routes and route numbering.


The Stagecoach Roadshow will be at the following locations:


- Tues 29th August - Lincoln, Cornhill 10am-4pm


- Weds 30th August - The Lincoln Imp Car Park, Ermine 10am-12pm


- Thurs 31st August - Birchwood Neighbourhood Centre Bus Layby 10am-12pm


- Thurs 31st August - Lincoln Bus Station, Tentercroft St 3pm-6.30pm


- Fri 1st Sept - The Ark Village Hall, North Hykeham 10am – 12pm


- Sat 2nd Sept - Lincoln Bus Station, Tentercroft St 10.30am-1pm


Parents will be able to keep their kids entertained at the Cornhill on 29 August and Lincoln Bus Station on Saturday 2 Sept, with the chance to win prices with the Wheel of Fortune, magic shows and other activities while they are asked about the bus services through surveys and comment cards.


There will be a simple questionnaire to complete and examples of proposed bus timetables and map designs.  Every suggestion will be given serious consideration.


Michelle Hargreaves, Managing Director said “Running a successful bus service means understanding the needs of current and future passengers,”


“We aim to make our buses the first choice for value for money, comfort and convenience."


She added: “The consultation days will be a great chance for people to find out more and talk to our staff, who will be on hand to answer any queries. Overall, however, this is about making it easier for new and regular customers to understand and use Lincoln’s bus network.”