Government transport funding in Lincoln is set to deliver a new bus station and 1,000 space car park. The £29m scheme is expected to help improve city centre journeys for people living, working or visiting the town and deliver a boost to the economy. It is estimated to create up to 200 jobs and deliver an economic boost worth £9m a year. The major investment is being made after the Transport Secretary approved plans for a new eastern bypass earlier this year. The council is now working to secure funding and make the plans a reality. There will also be improvements to Lincoln Central railway station and a pedestrianised plaza connecting the bus and rail stations. The DfT is providing £11m towards the project, with the City of Lincoln Council providing £16m and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership contributing £2m. The council is expected to start building work within weeks. The new bus station will provide live travel information for both bus and rail passengers.
Transport Minister, Andrew Jones, said, ‘A new bus station, car park and upgraded railway station will be a huge benefit to people who live and work in Lincoln, and those who visit the city. Better transport facilities don’t just help people get around, they help them get on, connecting them to jobs, opportunities and helping deliver economic growth.’