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Lincoln Christmas Market: Park and Ride users up eight per cent

By SMorris_LE  |  Posted: December 08, 2013

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The number of people using park and ride services during the 2013 Lincoln Christmas Market was higher than last year's event.

Around 130 coaches were in operation over the four day event, transporting visitors to the market.

Steve Welsby, spokesperson for the City of Lincoln Council, said: "Initial figures indicate that users of the park and ride facility are up by more than eight per cent this year."

John Latham, director of development and environment services at the council, said there had been a positive atmosphere throughout the four day event.

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"I think Thursday and Friday's numbers were down a little, maybe because of the weather," he said.

"Saturday was very busy.

"I think the atmosphere this year was fantastic and it was really positive.

"After the severe crowding in 2011 and the one way issues last year, this year will go down as a good one."

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  • InsideStory  |  December 09 2013, 7:13PM

    My opinion of the Christmas Market from observing the traffic flow in Lincoln on Saturday compared with others years is it will fizzle out gracefully to the extent that in the very near future it will no longer be viable to continue . Driving through the city on Saturday was a very nice drive with less congestion compared with other weeks of the year .

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  • InsideStory  |  December 09 2013, 6:06AM

    It would have been very nice if they had supported local business rather than one of the country's largest multi million pound monopoly's for the transport contract .

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  • camelherder  |  December 08 2013, 9:05PM

    Now let's see if the council take all the credit or whether they will list and thank those agencies outside of the council that assisted prior to and during the market.

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