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Lincoln BIG Bus Deal

The Lincoln BIG Bus Deal helps to cut the costs for employees in the Lincoln Business Improvement District to travel to work. 

The BIG Bus Deal is a scheme developed by Stagecoach East Midlands with the Lincoln Business Improvement Group, to encourage people to travel to work by bus. The BIG Bus Deal helps cut the costs and stress involved in travelling to and from work. If your employer is within the Lincoln Business Improvement District, you can join the scheme. 

Do I need the Inner or Outer Bus Pass?

The Lincoln BIG Bus Deal passes work in the same way as Stagecoach's Megarider and Megarider Plus work: any journeys past the Megarider Boundary require an Outer Pass. The BIG Bus Deal is a scheme developed by Stagecoach East Midlands with the Lincoln Business Improvement Group, to encourage people to travel to work by bus. The BIG Bus Deal helps cut the costs and stress involved in travelling to and from work. If your employer is within the Lincoln Business Improvement District, you can join the scheme. 

Please see the Stagecoach Bus Map for details.

How do I join?

If your business is within the Business Improvement District, you can join the scheme by submitting the online form. Once your employment has been verified and your submission has been approved, Lincoln BIG will be in touch to complete the process. Passes are issued for the first day of the calendar month. 

Bus pass applications must be submitted by the 14th of a month in order to get these printed and despatched in time for the following month's start.

To apply for a Lincoln BIG Bus Pass please click here

What happens when I join the plan?

After your application has been processed, you will be issued with your ID card and BIG Bus Deal card, both of which will be required to travel. The fee for the pass will be taken in monthly standing order payments until further notice. Although you are not tied into the scheme, we would like you to consider the BIG Bus Deal as a long term option. You must give one calendar month’s advance written notice to cancel your card and return it to us. Failure to do so will leave you liable for the remaining cost of your card. Should your standing order fail you will be required to pay a resubmission fee.

How do I use my card?

Every time you travel on a Stagecoach bus you simply show the driver your photo-ID card along with your BIG Bus Deal card. It's that simple – no money, no paper tickets, no hassle with change.

How convenient is the current network of buses?

Stagecoach operates a network of bus services covering the whole of the City of Lincoln, North Hykeham, Waddington, Branston, Washingborough, Heighington, Nettleham and Skellingthorpe. Most services run every 15 or 20 minutes. Outer villages and towns are also served regularly.

You can download your timetable on the Stagecoach website.

Will the price go up?

Stagecoach will endeavour to keep the cost of travel as low as possible. Naturally, the more people that join the BIG Bus Deal plan, the easier this will be. All commuter plans are reviewed on an annual basis and any increases will be notified to Lincoln BIG Bus Deal cardholders at least a month in advance.

 

Lincoln BIG Parking Deal

The Lincoln BIG Parking Deal offers discounted parking at selected car parks across the city.

Lincoln Business Improvement Group has negotiated a bulk purchase deal for Business Improvement Group Levy Payers, their employees and University of Lincoln students to park more cost-effectively in the city centre. The scheme allows a variety of options: from full-time parking seven days a week to books of scratch cards for more infrequent parking.

Lincoln BIG Car Parking - Current Customers

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01522 545 233 or email info@lincolnbig.co.uk

Will I be guaranteed a space?

We have targeted car parks that are less pressurised for this deal and where there are normally spaces available all week, however, some car parks may get busy at peak times or during events.

Your permit is valid in any of the car parks of your option choice and can be used in an alternative car park listed under that option if your first choice is full. You may risk a fine if you use your pass in the wrong car park.

How do I join?

If your business is within the Business Improvement District, you can join the scheme by submitting the online form. Once your employment has been verified and your submission has been approved, Lincoln BIG will be in touch to complete the process. Permits are issued for the first day of the calendar month. 

Car parking permit applications must be submitted by the 14th of a month in order to get these printed and despatched in time for the following month's start.

To apply for a Lincoln BIG parking permit please click here

What happens when I join?

The monthly fee for the car parking pass will be paid by monthly direct debit authorisation until further notice. If you wish to discontinue your permit, a calendar month's advance written notice must be given to Lincoln BIG. Please note that if a payment is not received your permit will not be valid and you will be liable to fines for improper display of a ticket. Should your direct debit payment fail, you will be required to pay a resubmission fee.

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