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Bus Services in Welton

The temporary bus station on Tentercroft Street is now in operation, with the newly built bus station expected to open in December 2017, and the transport hub project fully completed in February 2018.  Welton is served by three routes, the numbers 21 and 22 to Lincoln, for which the village is the terminus, and the InterConnect 53 service from Lincoln to Market Rasen with a connection to Grimsby.  Stagecoach operates these public bus services, although other companies are also involved in providing school transport.  There is no Sunday or Bank Holiday service.

The no. 21 has a couple of isolated early runs, starting at 6.33am, then settles down to leaving at 18 minutes past the hour from Welton Green, going through Dunholme, Scothern and Nettleham before joining the A46 and heading into Lincoln.  To return, it leaves the Tentercroft  Sreet bus station from Stand I at 20 minutes past the hour, the last going at 6.20pm.  The number 22 is initially a school bus, becoming a public service at 8.58am, leaving Welton Green at those minutes past each hour.  This bus also goes through Dunholme but then joins the A46 and heads straight into Lincoln. Both buses stop at Eastgate, opposite the cathedral, then go down Lindum Hill and stop on Broadgate as usual before going on to the station.  On the return journey the no. 22 leaves from Stand I at 50 minutes past the hour, the last one departing at 5.50pm.  For both the nos. 21 and 22 there is an additional new stop available on Broadgate, outside the old bus station, for those not wanting to pick up the bus as far down as Tentercroft Street.  The last bus travelling into Lincoln leaves Welton at 6.58pm.

The number 53 is an hourly bus travelling between Lincoln and Market Rasen with a connecting or through service to Grimsby on many, but not all, journeys.  It also leaves the Tentercroft Street bus station from Stand I, departing at 40 minutes past the hour, apart from the first and last two trips of the day.  It stops at Welton Green at 09 minutes past each hour during the main part of the day, but again the times of the first and last few trips vary.  Coming from Market Rasen, the service leaves the Market Place at 35 minutes past each hour, reaches Welton at 56 minutes past, then carries on to arrive at the bus station at 29 minutes past each hour.  As before, the journey times beyond mid afternoon all have different arrival times.  Although this route takes slightly longer to get into Lincoln, it is particularly useful as it stops outside the County Hospital on Greetwell Road, going via Outer Circle Road.  On the return journey the no. 53 can also be picked up from the new stop outside the old bus station before it continues all the way up Lindum Hill and on to Wragby Road then turning down Greetwell Road.

Whilst the above is generally how the buses operate through the day, be aware that the timetables vary around school arrival and leaving times, as all incorporate picking up schoolchildren.  The numbers 21 and 22 become school buses so there is no service into Lincoln between 2.58pm and 4.33pm (21) and 5.18pm (22) before returning to the usual pattern of journeys.  Buses from the city station over this period continue as usual until the number 22 leaves at 4.00pm and 5.00pm, with the number 21 departing at 4.40pm, after which they revert to the usual 50 and 20 minute pattern.

Single and return fares are available, as well as a Day Out ticket which allows unlimited travel throughout the county for a day.  Alternatively, there is the Megarider Plus which enables unlimited travel for a week, but only within a designated perimeter around Lincoln, for example Welton to Waddington or Skellingthorpe.  Those permanent residents of Lincolnshire who meet specified criteria relating to either age or disability enjoy free travel providing they have an up-to-date bus pass.

A leaflet with all city bus routes and timetables is available in the Parish Office (next to the Black Bull).

Local Stagecoach information: 0345 605 0 605, Mon.-Thurs. 8.30am to 5pm, Fri 8.30am to 4pm.

Nationwide bus times: 0871 200 2233, daily 7am to 10pm.



Disability helpdesk: 01522 580 515,

Pedestrian Access to the Train Station.

The train station can be approached from two different directions when travelling into Lincoln by bus.  If getting off at Broadgate, you can walk along Waterside South and Sincil Street, then cross St. Mary’s Street to the station entrance.  If going all the way to the temporary bus station on Tentercroft Street, you can cross the concrete foot bridge from the small industrial estate beyond Sincil Drain which brings you out on St. Mary’s Street.  This route is not recommended if you are carrying luggage as there are many steps.     

Local Stagecoach information: 0845 605 0 605



Travel Shop: Lincoln Bus Station

Monday-Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm, Friday 8.30am-4.00pm.

Disability helpdesk: 01522 580 515

County Transport

The Lincolnshire County Council (LCC) has recently launched a new Transport website . This provides more extensive information including an online interactive map, which shows both bus routes and timetables throughout the county. It also has links to rail information, operators’ contact details, Lincolnshire Tourism and much more. It is a brilliant aid which makes people aware of the potential journeys they could make using public transport.