26 Jan 2018
Stagecoach East Midlands is delighted to announce the launch of a new look to Lincoln’s bus services and a major £3 million investment in new buses to mark the opening of the city’s new Transport Hub from Sunday 28 January 2018.
The Simplibus concept has already been successfully introduced to urban bus services in Grimsby and Hull where it has been especially welcomed by new bus users who find the simple route numbers, frequent timetables and colour coded services much easier to understand.
In readiness for the opening of the Transport Hub, Stagecoach introduced six brand new modern double decker buses to InterConnect 100, which runs into Lincoln from Gainsborough and Scunthorpe on an hourly frequency. These will shortly be followed by the delivery of ten new accessible single decker buses, which will go into service from the start of February and will be allocated to bus services operating within the city.
All the new buses have the latest environmentally friendly Euro 6 engines, comfortable luxury 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.”
On the morning of Monday 29 January 2018 Stagecoach will be offering free breakfasts to their commuter customers in the Transport Hub to celebrate the launch of the Simplibus services. There will also be free morning coffee and cake for Stagecoach customers travelling after peak time.
A quick 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)