Record breaking year for busses


The CallConnect bus service, run by Lincolnshire County Council, has seen a record breaking year with passenger figures rising to more than 322,000 in 2014.

The figure is the biggest annual total since the service launched almost 15 years ago and represents a five per cent growth in passenger numbers compared to 2013.

Coun Richard Davies, executive member for transport and highways at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “We are delighted to announce another year of rising passenger numbers because this means we are continuing to reach out to more people in rural and isolated areas.

“CallConnect is a much-valued service which is making a difference to more people’s lives every year.

“It’s important that we continue to move forward with new initiatives and a constant drive to make our services as efficient and effective as possible”

The service is now hoping to upgrade to include an online booking system, a real-time vehicle tracking facility and a refresh of vehicles to improve the fleet.

The service operates 7am-7pm, Monday-Friday, and 8am-6pm on Saturdays.

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