Stagecoach has announced that from Monday 20th April there will be five return trips a day from Gainsborough to Doncaster on route 98.
In 2013 the Gainsborough Rail and Bus User’s Group (GRaB) surveyed the people of Gainsborough and discovered there was a demand for a bus to Doncaster.
GRaB then approached Stagecoach who introduced the Saturday Shopper bus route 98 to Doncaster.
The success of this service has now led to a new weekday service.
This service will also serve Misterton and be single deck operated.
Buses coming from Gainsborough first serve West Stockwith, then pass under the railway on Fox Covert Lane, turn at Grange Avenue to return to Newell’s Corner where the bus will continue through Misterton to Doncaster via Gringley, Everton and Bawtry.
But GRaB are still campaigning for more bus improvements for the town.
Last September GRaB asked West Lindsey District Council if they could provide kick start funding for a third town bus route serving the Leisure Centre, Corringham Road, Lea Road Station and Lea Green.
They also asked the council if they would looke to restore route 370 to Market Rasen.
Last month the council appointed a transport consultant to advise them on rural transport and GRaB have submitted ideas to them for restoring the route.
However the consultant’s brief does not include the third town bus service.
GRaB will now look to other sources of funding for the third town bus service and discuss the matter further with Stagecoach.
Barry Coward of GRaB said: “We encourage folks to use the new 98 bus to Doncaster as it is a commercial service and will be withdrawn if it is not used by enough passengers.”
Visit https://www.stagecoachbus.com/localdefault.aspx?Tag=Gainsborough to find out more about this new service and the other services available in and around Gainsborough.