Planned opening date announced for new Lincoln Central bus station

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Lincoln’s brand new bus station is to open its doors on 28 January.

The new Lincoln Central bus station is part of Lincoln Council’s £30million Transport Hub which, along with the new station, includes a 1,000 space car park, improvements to the city’s railway station forecourt, a new access for vehicles into the railway station car park and pedestrian plaza linking Sincil Street and High Street to the railway station.

There will also be a state-of-the-art passenger information system with interactive touchscreens and a 5m video wall. The bus station incorporates the Grand Café, leased to Julie and Richard Futter who also operate Café 44 on Sincil Street.

Kate Ellis, Major Developments Director at City of Lincoln Council, said: “The Transport Hub scheme helps the city council achieve our vision of delivering Lincoln’s ambitious future and our priority of driving economic growth in Greater Lincoln.

“We are very happy with the work that has already been done – the bus station is looking great and provides a fantastic link with the train station and new car park. The Transport Hub fits seamlessly into the city both physically and visually.”

The Transport Hub has been developed by City of Lincoln Council in partnership with The Department of Transport, Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership, Lincolnshire Co-op and Network Rail, working with East Midlands Trains and Lincolnshire County Council.