Brand new transportation hub for the City of Lincoln enabling employment, housing and enhanced public realm and improving accessibility whilst encouraging sustainable travel.
“This is a huge scheme that will bring equally huge benefits to all who live and work in Lincoln, and importantly to those who visit the city and invest in it as well. The city centre masterplan identified a need for an integrated and improved transport hub that would allow both the bus and train stations to cope with increased passenger numbers and open up the possibility of more services in the future. This ambitious project represents a significant commitment from the City Council and partners and is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to improve the city centre. The scheme will have an enormous, positive impact on the city, helping to make travel easier and removing barriers that prevent growth."
Councillor Ric Metcalfe, Leader of City of Lincoln Council
This key city-centre transformational scheme brings together a new bus station combined with a revitalised transportation concourse, improved public realm, employment space and a multi-storey car park to facilitate major city-centre redevelopment.
The Lincoln Transport Hub is a strategic component in the growth strategy for Lincoln. A significant investment of £29 million has been made towards this scheme creating a fully integrated, accessible and welcoming city centre, safeguarding the future of the High Street.
The modern 950 sqm 14 stand bus station opened in January and sits opposite the revitalised railway station access point, offering a wider concourse and enhanced public realm improving accessibility for passengers, including provision of cycle docking stations taxi bays, a bespoke coach drop off point and two bus lay-over bays. The bus station has a new coffee shop, information desk, changing places and baby changing facilities, drivers’ welfare facilities, office accommodation and a control room/office. Improved shop mobility provision has also been incorporated in to the scheme.
Construction works commenced on 5th September 2016 and the scheme is now virtually complete with just some public realm elements to be finished off.
This project will also help unlock development of the wider retail areas of the city, offering further retail, office and residential accommodation. Indeed an initial phase of private investment in the Cornhill area adjacent to the station was recently completed.
Contact Kate.Ellis@lincoln.gov.uk or 01522 873824 for further information