New Lincoln transport hub approved

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Proposals for a £29m integrated transport hub in Lincoln have been given planning permission by the city council, Lincolnite reported.

At a meeting at City Hall on October 28, councillors unanimously approved the plans, which will see a new bus station, a 1,000 space multi-storey car park, footbridge and plaza area constructed next to Lincoln’s railway station.

The Lincoln Transport Hub proposals involve:

  • Demolishing the existing bus station – used by 7 million passengers every year – and building a new, larger facility;
  • Replacing the existing pedestrian and platform footbridges over the railway with a dual function footbridge;
  • Building a new 1,000 space multi-storey car park with pay on exit facilities on the site of the current bus station;
  • Public realm and highway improvements; and
  • Additional benefits for cyclists, including cycle spaces and lanes.

Plans for the hub were revealed in January 2015, with construction company Willmott Dixon appointed to deliver the project the following month.