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Plans for Lincoln transport hub move a step closer

Plans for an ambitious transport hub that would regenerate central Lincoln could soon move a step closer.

City of Lincoln Council’s Executive will be asked tonight to agree the next stages of development that will allow the £29 million Central Lincoln Transport Hub scheme to progress.

Plans for the project were revealed in January this year. The scheme includes the creation of an integrated transport hub, comprising a new fit-for-purpose bus station adjacent to an improved train station, dual-purpose footbridge over the railway connecting St Mary’s Street and Tentercroft Street, and a 1,000 space multi-storey car park.

A new, fit for purpose transport hub is vital to ensure the city’s economic future and this is a hugely important project for the people of Lincoln, in addition to visitors and businesses as well. It’s therefore essential we do everything within our power to progress this much-needed project, which will ensure the vitality of our city centre. An integrated transport interchange in the heart of the city to serve residents, businesses and visitors, achieving the growth the city needs.

– Cllr Ric Metcalfe, Leader of the city council



Engineers begin work on Selby swing bridge upgrade

Train tracks closed in Selby for engineering work. Credit: ITV News Calendar

Engineering work has started to repair the swing bridge at Selby. The train line across it is now closed for six weeks with some services being replaced by buses as a new timetable is introduced.

Engineers working in Selby Credit: ITV News Calendar

A new timetable is in operation for the duration of the upgrade which Network Rail says will safeguard the structure of the bridge for the future.

Passengers board a replacement bus Credit: ITV News Calendar

Rail commuters warned of major disruption

Thousands of passengers are facing a summer of disruption to their journeys while work is carried out on a rail bridge.

The swing bridge at Selby carries the line which links Hull with Leeds and Manchester and will close in a week's time until the beginning of September.

As James Webster reports for many travellers it will mean getting on a replacement bus service to complete their journey.

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