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Park & Ride Proves Popular

Lincoln BIG’s Christmas Park & Ride topped expectations by attracting more than 300 users over three days last weekend.

Date: 13th Dec '16

And it is anticipated that even more people will flock to use the facility this Friday, Saturday and Sunday – December 16, 17 and 18 – during what is traditionally Lincoln’s busiest shopping weekend of the year.

Those who do could also pick-up a “seasonal bonus” by visiting the Lincoln BIG Ice Rink and claiming a £1 discount!

The Business Improvement Group has teamed-up with Stagecoach and the Lincolnshire Showground to run the special Park & Ride deal, which aims to be easy to use and low-cost.

Lincoln BIG Chief Executive Matt Corrigan said: “Our Park & Ride deal has been set-up specifically to ease people’s parking headaches and help them to relax and enjoy their visit to the city.

“We have had some really positive comments from drivers who used this facility last weekend and we are looking forward to welcoming even more on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.”

People can Park & Ride from Gate 1 at the Lincolnshire Showground (LN2 2NA), between 9am and 6pm on Friday and Saturday and between 10am and 5pm on Sunday. There will be a sign indicating the entrance.  (The above times apply to the first bus leaving the Showground and the last returning from Lincoln Bus Station).

“This weekend we are offering Park & Ride users an extra treat.  Those who have pre-booked tickets for a session on the Lincoln Ice Rink and others who want to pay on arrival at the Rink, can both claim a £1 discount,” said Matt.

The Christmas Park & Ride buses will stop in the Cathedral Quarter (by the Lincoln Hotel in Northgate); in Broadgate – for easy access to the Cornhill Quarter and the High Street – and Lincoln’s Temporary Bus Station, which is convenient for the High Street and St Mark’s areas.