Stagecoach East Midlands declined to comment after canceling a number of service buses on the same day it provided shuttle services to and from the Lincolnshire Show. Many Stagecoach services were also canceled on Tuesday June 21, causing widespread disruption to travel in Lincolnshire – the same day as the first of three days of rail strikes.
The problems continued on the second day of the strikes, which is also the second day of the Lincolnshire Show. While many regular Stagecoach services were canceled due to what the company described as “staff shortages”, the company was still able to provide shuttles every 15 minutes to Lincolnshire Showground for the thousands of spectators.
Lincolnshire Live approached Stagecoach to ask how they were able to provide these shuttles to the show but not run all of its regular services. The company declined to comment on the matter, saying it had nothing to add to a statement provided Tuesday, June 21, which read, “We are still under staffing pressures at Lincoln, although we are running approximately 97 % of our planned schedule. benefits as expected.
“Our team is working hard to maintain bus services in the city and surrounding areas despite the current challenges.” Further travel disruptions are expected throughout the week, particularly on Saturday June 25 which will be the third day of the nationwide railway strike.