Lincoln’s bus station out of bounds for coaches

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CPT has helpfully notified operators and drivers of the changes
CPT has helpfully notified operators and drivers of the changes

Coaches visiting Lincoln will no longer be allowed to use the city’s bus station from January 1, 2012. This is the result of a health and safety review commissioned earlier this year by Lincoln City Council, according to the CPT.

The report highlights the dangers of reversing vehicles caused by the laying over of coaches in certain areas.

No bookings will be taken after the aforementioned date. Drivers will be required to load/unload their passengers on site or use one the designated pick-up/drop-off stops located around the city.

However, the council is keen to stress there are still a number of coach parking areas available. The Stagecoach East Midlands Garage on Great Northern Terrace is £5.50 for a half day, £10 for a full day (0800hrs – 1800), £5.50 for an evening (1800 – midnight) and £12 overnight (1800 – 0800). Evening and overnight stops must be prebooked through Stagecoach.

There are also three coach bays at Tentercroft Street, with a flat cost of £8 to park, which should be prebooked on 01522 873655.

Coach pick-up and drop-off points can be found at Northgate/ Nettleham Road (for Cathedral etc), Grantham Street (Flaxengate), Saltergate and Wigford Way.

There are also a number of spaces at Unity Square, which is well located for the city centre although passengers will need to cross busy Broadgate.

CPT East Midlands regional manager Keith McNally has met with the Business Improvement Group and Visitor Management to discuss coach parking and other facilities within the city and they are currently undertaking a review.

For more information visit www.lincoln.gov.uk/parking