The 5 Bus Service route from St George’s to Lincoln has now been put out to tender by Lincolnshire County Council Transport Services, following PC Coaches commercial decision to cease operating the route from the end of May 2018.
As well as maintaining the existing route and timetable, the Transport Team are looking at various alternatives options including “assessing whether any other route or existing service can be utilised including the recently launched North of Lincoln CallConnect bus to provide some timetabled journeys for St Georges/West End. This may also be a more suitable vehicle to reflect the passenger numbers and roads in the West End. However we will now have to wait for the outcome of the tendering process to see what bids we receive and at what cost and then we can decide on how to proceed.”
LLRA and the West End Residents Association have jointly requested a meeting with the Transport Services Team for early May, when the tender process will be complete. The purpose of the meeting is to highlight the importance of the service to the Long Leys & West End communities, as well as providing community input into any potential timetable changes.
A further update will be provided when we have new information. If you have any queries on the process then please email the LLRA at LLRA@long-leys.org.
For those who are not familiar with the existing service, which runs until the end of May, see the PC coaches timetable.