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The service is operated by Lincoln Business Improvement Group (Lincoln BIG) in partnership with Stagecoach East Midlands and Waitrose, with the support of the City of Lincoln Council and Lincolnshire County Council.

The service uses a combination of dedicated vehicles alongside existing local bus services to provide a bus up to every 15 minutes, although services at peak times early and late in the day may vary. All buses will clearly state on the destination screen that they serve the Waitrose Park and Ride service. The current timetable is available on the Stagecoach website or can be downloaded here.

Parking at Waitrose is FREE from 7 am to 7 pm and the Adult daily return fare is £3.00. The charge is payable on the bus. Accompanied children will travel free with both full paying and concessionary adult passengers. Concessionary bus pass holders will be able to use the service, for free, after 9.30 am everyday. Children that are unaccompanied will be charged £2.00 return. Parking is not permitted overnight.

Dogs are also permitted free when accompanied by an adult abiding by the conditions of carriage, of which an extract is below: 

9) Animals
One accompanied, well-behaved dog or other small animal which will not be a danger or a nuisance for other customers or our staff is allowed to travel with you on our buses at the discretion of the driver who may reasonably decide where on the bus the animal is best carried.
If you bring an animal onto a bus, you will be held responsible for any damage, loss or injury arising from its presence on the bus.
Guide dogs, hearing or assistance dogs accompanying registered disabled persons. Assistance dogs should wear their harness or identification jacket when travelling.

Local people within walking distance of the stop will also be able to use the service to and from Lincoln Waitrose, the city centre and Cathedral Quarter for the same fare. You don’t have to park to benefit from this service.

Stagecoach Bus passes and deals will also be valid on the service, including the Lincoln BIG commuter bus pass. 

Stops are at:

  • Nettleham Road: the inbound stop is adjacent to KFC opposite the Waitrose car park
  • Northgate: next to Lincoln Cathedral for the Cathedral Quarter​ (Request stop)
  • Lincoln Bus Station: for the High Street and the St Marks Shopping Centre

The bus route will also offer a time advantage over car travel, this is because buses are able to take a shortcut near Lincoln Cathedral, via Pottergate, which is a one-way street for buses only.

Download the Park & Ride timetable and route can be downloaded here.

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