Lincoln's £29m bus station scheme to start

Lincoln illustration Image copyright Department of Transport
Image caption Work is expected to start within weeks

Work is due to start on a £29m bus station and car park in Lincoln after a government grant was approved.

There will also be improvements to Lincoln Central railway station and a pedestrianised plaza between the bus and rail stations.

The scheme is expected to create up to 200 jobs in the city, the Department for Transport said.

The council is expected to start building work within weeks.

The new 1,000-space multi-storey is to have about 30 charging points for electric vehicles.

Andrew Jones, transport minister, said: "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."

The amount of car parking in the city will be reduced during building work but temporary spaces have been identified, the council said.

The Department for Transport has provided £11 million towards the development, with City of Lincoln Council and the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership providing the balance.

The work is due to be completed by January 2018.

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