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26 Oct 2018
People in Scunthorpe had the chance to find out about the new enhanced Simplibus North Lincolnshire service set to go live across Scunthorpe at an Information Day.
Representatives from Stagecoach East Midlands, Hornsbys and North Lincolnshire Council were in Scunthorpe town centre on Friday October 19 to promote the new service, which launches on Monday October 29.
Bus passengers including commuters, shoppers, families and students were able to find out about changes and improvements to the existing service. The enhanced Simplibus network simplifies the bus numbering structure, extends current routes, provides more direct connections along with an improved evening service.
Maps and timetables were handed out to visitors, with Stagecoach and Hornsbys staff on hand to answer questions. The event also featured a ‘Spin the Wheel’ game, offering passers-by the chance to win various prizes.
Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, who was at the event, said: “We’re working hard to tell people about the new and improved Simplibus service and the Information Day was part of that. We’ve had great feedback. Of course this is not just about people who already use the bus service, but encouraging other people to give Simplibus a go and find just how convenient it is.”
Nick Hornsby, Managing Director of Hornsbys, Councillors David Wells and Neil Poole from North Lincolnshire Council were also at the event. Together with Stagecoach East Midlands, they form the North Lincolnshire Quality Bus Partnership, responsible for the changes to the Scunthorpe’s transport service.
Nick Hornsby, Managing Director of Hornsbys, said, “It was great to see the number of people who came along to the Simplibus Information Day in Scunthorpe. The North Lincolnshire Quality Bus Partnership is dedicated to improving bus services and facilities for all.”
The new Simplibus network, which aims to provide a more punctual, reliable and accessible modern service, will be introduced from Monday October 29.