PC Coaches improves Lincolnshire services

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PC Coaches has used BSIP funding to improve its services between Lincoln, Louth and Mabelthorpe.

PC Coaches has begun a new service to increase the amount of bus options for Louth and the surrounding areas. The improvement means that more villages between Louth and Mablethorpe will be served by two services on different routes between the two towns. The uplift in services has been funded by the county’s Bus Service Improvement Plan funding, and the £2 fare cap is extended to the route.

Executive member for Transport at Lincolnshire County Council Cllr Richard Davies said: “I am delighted that PC Coaches is running this extra route and will be making a very real difference for those who want to get about by bus. With the fare cap for every single journey being kept to £2, it’s a great beginning to a summer and I hope many people make use of the service. What PC Coaches and LCC are doing here is putting out a very viable option for travelling in the county without the hassle of having a car and at a fraction of the cost.”

Managing Director at PC Coaches Stephen Bryce added: “We originally took over the commercial operation of service 50 between Lincoln, Wragby, Louth and Mablethorpe in June 2023 because, when we discovered that there would potentially no longer be a direct bus between Lincoln and Louth, we were naturally concerned for these communities. As we are now approaching our first anniversary of operating the service, we have seen the passenger numbers grow. Because of that we have invested in modern low emission buses with the latest features to enhance our customers’ experience including WiFi, air-conditioning and at-seat USB charging.

“We are really excited to be working with our partners Lincolnshire County Council to introduce the next stage in the development of this important corridor which sees new 50A journeys from Monday to Saturday giving more communities such as Saltfleetby All Saints, Manby and Theddlethorpe St Helens a direct and regular bus service.

“We’re also providing extra Saturday journeys, giving customers a later bus back from Mablethorpe to Louth and Lincoln.”