Work on the Lincoln Transport Hub is progressing rapidly. Phase 1 of the new multistorey Central car park is now open with 522 spaces available and a further 479 spaces being released in phases throughout December.
All road diversions are now lifted and St Marys Street and Oxford Street are open to two-way traffic. A new link road provides access to St Marys Street and Oxford Street from Pelham Bridge, accessed via the left turn from the bridge. The new link road also allows traffic to travel north from St Marys Street and Oxford Street.
Access to the Lincoln Central car park is by a second left turn off Melville Street. There is no access into the new car park from the new link road.
The exit from the Lincoln Central car park is on the south of the building, where it joins the new link road.
The work to the bus station is progressing well, and it is hoped that this will be fully operational in January 2018. The opening date is to be confirmed.
The paving works to the station forecourt are complete and open to the public. The vehicular access and exit point to the station forecourt is now located to the west of the forecourt, near St Mary Le Wigford Church. Access into the Network Rail car park is now relocated to Oxford Street.
Work on Lincoln Transport Hub is progressing well. The steel frames for both the new car park and bus station are complete and internal brickwork is now in progress.
Work to improve the public realm along St Mary’s Street and Oxford Street is well advanced, with new paving to the north and south of St Mary’s Street being complete as well as new paving along Oxford Street, and repaving work to the station forecourt is also under way, as well as the construction of a new access into the Network Rail car park.
There are temporary taxi ranks along St Mary’s Street (north) outside the Barbican Hotel as well as on Wigford Way and at St Swithin's Square
There is also a temporary coach drop off point outside the Barbican, which is also used for rail replacement bus services
Construction on the new car park and bus station is well under way, and the next step of the £30 million transport hub scheme is to begin work on the creation of the pedestrian plaza in front of the railway station, connecting it to the new facilities.
This work is due to start in St Mary’s Street on Thursday 4 May. To enable this to take place, the existing loop at the end of St Mary’s Street will be closed and a one-way route opened along Oxford Street to Pelham Bridge.
Access to Lincoln Central Station will remain from St Mary’s Street. However, all traffic leaving the station will need to turn right and follow the one-way road down Oxford Street.
Motorists not accessing the station are advised to continue to use the existing diversions.
Temporary taxi ranks will be on Wigford Way during the works.
The structural frame for the multi-storey car park is up and the first steel frame of the bus station put into place at the end of this month.
Work is well under way on Lincoln Transport Hub. Demolition of the former Lincoln Bus Station is now complete and piling rigs have been brought on site to begin laying the foundations for the new bus station and multi-storey car park.