New bus for Isle Shopper service

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North Lincolnshire Council has brought in a new bus to deliver the Kirton Klipper and Isle Shopper bus services to ensure that the best possible facilities are provided for residents.

The Kirton Klipper will also be expanding its route from November 24. From this date it will stop off at Hibaldstow, Redbourne and Gainsthorpe Road; meaning that more people can benefit from the service.

The service will still run on the same days: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Currently the service does four circular loops around Kirton-in-Lindsey finishing at 11.40am. However the new route will run up until nearly 2pm.

The council has invested £8,000 to allow for improvements to be made to these bus services.

The new and improved bus continues to provide access for disabled people and people in wheelchairs as it has a lift for passengers.

The bus will also carry out school runs before and after the Kirton Klipper and Isle Shopper services. On the days it doesn’t do the Kirton Klipper service it will provide the Isle Shopper service on Wednesday and Fridays.

Coun Neil Poole, cabinet member for policy and resources, said: “We have listened to residents views in North Lincolnshire by investing in and improving this much-needed bus service in Kirton and the Isle of Axholme. The new bus is a lot more suitable for the job and more adaptable.

“After reviewing the Kirton Klipper bus service it was recognised that the route needed to be extended to reach more locations and keep running for longer.

“We are in the process of the reviewing the Isle Shopper service to see if any improvements need to be made, such as increasing its route.”