Where a Parish, Town, City or District Council identifies the need for a bus shelter to be situated within the public highway, they will need to apply to the local Divisional office for a licence to erect a structure within the highway. Before granting permission the Divisional office would need to be satisfied that the structure does not interfere with or obstruct the use of the highway.
The provision and maintenance of the majority of bus shelters throughout Lincolnshire is the responsibility of either the Parish/Town/City/District or County Councils.
The exception are the type of bus shelters shown in attached photographs A,B and C. These are the joint responsibility of the County Council and the local Parish Council. These shelters are located along the following InterConnect Routes.
- InterConnect 1 - Lincoln to Grantham
- InterConnect 3 - Lincoln to Grimsby
- InterConnect 5 - Lincoln to Boston
- InterConnect 6 - Lincoln to Skegness
- InterConnect 7 - Boston to Skegness
- InterConnect 9 - Skegness to Mablethorpe
- InterConnect 51 - Louth to Grimsby
- InterConnect 505 - Spalding to Kings Lynn
Photograph C shows the design of bus shelters provided at InterConnect interchange points currently located in Horncastle, Spilsby, Holbeach and Long Sutton. Interchanges are main points on the InterConnect network where flexible 'CallConnect Plus' services reaching the most isolated rural communities can connect with local bus services operating over inter-urban routes. Details of the InterConnect network can be found on its dedicated web site.
For queries regarding bus shelter licences please contact Highways Divisional Offices.