Sunday, 29 August 2010

Trentside Traveller

To find out about wider Stagecoach East Midlands September changes, and indeed to keep up to date with the latest developments in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire, please check out the Trentside Traveller Blog.

Off interest to this area maybe a discussion about services between Brigg and Lincoln.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

For your interest. In 1973 I travelled from Skegness to Hull using Roadcar service 6 (Skegness to Lincoln), Roadcar service 4 (Lincoln to New Holland) and the Humber ferry. In the 1980s, after the bridge opened, I used service 450 a number of times between Hull and Lincoln. Originally there were 3 return journeys a day with the first from Lincoln and the last to Lincoln extending to and from Newark. Later, the service improved to four each way - two operated by EYMS and two by Roadcar - plus an additional mid-day journey from Lincoln to Brigg and back. There were also additional short journeys from Lincoln to RAF Scampton. The Lincoln terminal point at that time was St Marks bus station. The first journey into Hull and the last from Hull operated via the Guildhall and Technical College. On my travels, which were usually double deckers, there were never more than 18 passengers, apart from the last day of operation, September 6th 1986, which was full and standing. This wasn't because enthusiasts were making use of the last service but because there was an Eastern Region train strike and people were travelling to Lincoln to get the Midland Region service to Nottingham and beyond. Incidentally, the day return fare from Hull to Lincoln was £1.50!