Bus upgrades for Grantham

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Bus services in Grantham are being made more frequent with the help of BSPI funding.

Residents in Grantham are promised improved bus services, including more frequent and longer journeys in and around the Lincolnshire town. Operator Centrebus, in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council, has enhanced its services in the area to encourage more people to travel by bus.

Its route 1, which serves Grantham town centre, will run more frequently, up to every 15 minutes for most of the timetable. Previously, the buses ran every 30 minutes. Its route 28 is also being upgraded, with an extended route that serves more locations including nearby Stamford.

Cllr Richard Davies, executive councillor for highways and transport, said: “These improved services are fantastic news for people looking to get about in and around Grantham. Not only will these services provide people with easier access to town in a reliable, environmentally-friendly alternative to a car, but they will also increase access to and from nearby towns like Stamford.”

Centrebus Depot Manger Stuart Forrester added: “We’re sure the improvements being introduced to the route 1 service in Grantham along with the extension of a number of journeys on route 28 beyond South Witham to Stamford will be welcomed by current local bus users and will make these bus routes attractive for more people to try the bus as a viable alternative to travelling by car.

“This is a great time for us to be moving up a gear to deliver the improvements to routes 1 and 28 in partnership with Lincolnshire Council and with all Centrebus single journeys currently capped at just £2, we urge people to go on- get on board.”

The Improvements are being funded via the county’s Bus Service Improvement Plan grant funding.