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New night-time bus services set to return to Lincoln next week thanks to Bus Service Improvement Plan funding from Lincolnshire County Council

The county council has announced the return of night-time bus services to a city this month as part of improvement funding.

Hourly night busses, running until midnight or later, are set to begin in Lincoln starting from Monday, April 22 as part of Lincolnshire County Council’s Bus Service Improvement Plan.

Run by Stagecoach East Midlands, key routes such as 6, 9, 13, 16, 17, and 18, which were previously reduced due to the pandemic, will now continue into the late evening.

The new services will begin on Monday, April 22. Picture: Phil Crow
The new services will begin on Monday, April 22. Picture: Phil Crow

Matt Cranwell, managing director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said: "Providing convenient transport solutions is of vital importance to us, and the reintroduction of night-time journeys to our Lincoln network responds to the changing needs of our passengers, post-pandemic.

“These extended service hours not only offer new journey times for leisure seekers but also essential workers, including those in the hospitality and healthcare sectors.

“We're grateful for the support of Lincolnshire County Council in making this initiative possible and encourage passengers to enjoy the benefits the new timetables provide for cost-effective, late-night travel."

The Bus Service Improvement Plan gives authorities such as the county council funding to improve services for local people.

In addition to later busses, single journey fares will remain at £2.

“I am absolutely delighted that the funding made available for bus improvements in Lincolnshire is continuing to deliver services like this,” said Cllr Richard Davies.

"On top of the £2 single fare capped price continuing until the end of 2024, the fact that we have been able to fund these additional Stagecoach routes as part of their latest additions to the timetable is very welcome.

"I really hope that people will support the evening service as part of the wider bus improvements being brought to our county."

More information and new timetables can be found here.

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