Karl hails Government decision to fund Lincoln’s Transport Hub

  • Lincoln’s transport infrastructure continues to improve
  • East-West link open and nearing completion
  • Recent completion of the Lincoln High Street Level Crossing Footbridge
  • Eastern bypass work is imminent
  • More direct faster trains to London confirmed
  • Enhanced cross country train services
  • Park & Ride discussions begin between Lincoln Business Improvement Group (Lincoln BIG)  and Waitrose

Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, Karl McCartney JP MP, has hailed the decision today by the Government to release the funding for City’s planned new Transport Hub as “another important step forward in making Lincoln the most vibrant, successful and modern City in the whole of the East Midlands.”

As the Member of Parliament, Karl has continued to place modernising the transport infrastructure of the City of Lincoln as his highest priority and has worked in partnership with Lincoln City Council in presenting the case and securing the funds for the new Transport Hub from the Government. This announcement continues the recent good news on transport in the City with yesterday’s opening of the East-West Link Road and the recent completion of the Lincoln High Street Level Crossing Footbridge – schemes all backed and promoted by Karl.

With regard to the Transport Hub, Karl will also continue to support the City Council in ensuring that Network Rail give their full support and co-operation in making this scheme a success. He also will be supporting local traders who need any assistance due to disruption in the construction phase, and has sought reassurance in previous meetings that this will be as limited as possible.

Karl McCartney JP MP, Lincoln’s Member of Parliament, said: “I am delighted that the Government continues to back Lincoln with its support for funding vital transport projects and the Transport Hub is no exception. I am pleased to have played my part and will continue to actively support both the City and County Councils in bringing the missing pieces of the City’s transport jigsaw together.

“The construction of the Transport Hub is another important step forward in making Lincoln the most vibrant, successful and modern City in the whole of the East Midlands. Lincoln is rapidly becoming the place to live, work, visit and study.”

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For further information, please contact Karl McCartney JP MP at karl.mccartney.mp@parliament.uk / 020 7219 7221