Monday, 7 June 2010

Improved Bus Services Connect Lincoln Fringe With Direct Trains To London

Today sees changes made to the InterConnect 3 service that runs from Grimsby, through Market rasen, Welton, Nettleham and into Lincoln and vice versa. The Monday to Saturday journeys will no longer serve Wheelsby Road and Hainton Avenue in Grimsby, running instead direct via Bargate.

The timetable will operate into Lincoln as follow:
For a full pdf of the timetable click here.

Also, local residents will benefit from a £1,000,000 bus service linking Lincoln to Newark every hour, and connecting to London, also begins today. Six gleaming Stagecoach buses will regularly motor down Tritton Road on to Newark Road, North Hykeham and the A46 to Newark.

The route, called InterConnect 3X, will begin operating this morning and passengers will be treated to leather seats and easy access for buggies and wheelchairs aboard the new vehicles, called Executive Connect.

In Newark, there will be a call at Northgate Station, Lincoln's nearest rail portal to London, Leeds, Newcastle and Scotland, among other destinations.

Mr. Dave Skepper, Commercial Director for Stagecoach East Midlands, said:
"We were looking to connect Lincoln with the mainline railway service at Newark Northgate. We believe there is a demand for travel to Newark Northgate Station as there are a lot of commuters who drive to Newark and park at the station.

"We wanted to install a regular service to the stretch in North Hykeham as there are a lot of new houses there and this will give people a dedicated hourly service."
This service will also provide connections through to Grimsby on the InterConnect 3.