- New Integrated Travel scheme
- Encouraging a modal shift
- Save money when you Go Green by train
The Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has today, Friday 1st April, launched its new reward scheme, Poacher PLUS. The initiative was designed to encourage a modal shift out of our cars and back onto our public network of buses and trains.
There has been a long-standing connectivity issue regarding the first and last mile, to and from our stations, especially those located in rural areas. The CRP was delighted to partner with CallConnect, Lincolnshire County Councils award winning Demand Responsive bus service, to provide a fantastic offer of one pound each way when a valid same day rail ticket is produced.
From Monday 11th April anyone connecting to and from the Poacher Line Lincolnshire stations will be able to make a CallConnect bus journey for just one pound each way, enabling many more people to access the railway. Bookings can be made from Monday 4th April via the booking office by calling 0345 234 3344 or online at lincsbus.info/callconnect
All of the details of the initiative, including some t&cs, can be found on the Poacher Line website here
Jo Andrews, Community Rail Officer for the Poacher Line said: “It has been wonderful to be able to design this initiative with CallConnect to offer an affordable option for getting to and from our stations. It will open up the railway to those who had previously thought they could not use the railway due to living in rural or isolated areas. With this amazing offer we hope to encourage people to return to our public transport network. The railway is a safe, sustainable and easy travel option, and with the price of fuel ever increasing and the climate crisis we are currently seeing, these initiatives are more important than ever.”
“We are also hoping to encourage other transport operators and businesses to join in with the incentive to offer some great deals when people Go Greener by train. Please get in touch via our website if you would like to get involved. I would like to thank Community Rail Network for funding the idea and to CallConnect bus for recognising the value in the scheme.”