Public Transport: Local Choices

With a variety of handy tools and great services available, it’s never been easier to travel around by public transport. New technology means you don’t have to wait around at bus stops, many buses and trains now have WiFi on board, cashless ticket options and more!

Your nearest bus stops are located on Linchfield Road, just a few minutes’ walk away, with services available towards Bourne and Peterborough. It takes less than 30 minutes to Peterborough city centre from your local stop. Other local stops in Market Deeping offer Delaine services towards Stamford and Spalding.

If your journey is over a slightly longer distance, travel by rail is a great option! Peterborough station is easily accessible for Springfields’ residents, just 30 minutes by bus. From Peterborough station there are East Coast Main Line services to London Kings Cross, Lincoln, Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh Waverly and Glasgow Central. You’ll also find regular services to regional and national destinations including Liverpool, Manchester, Norwich, Nottingham and other local stations.

Key Local Bus Services

From Linchfield Road:

Service 102 operates an hourly service Monday to Friday between Market Deeping and Peterborough, which takes around 30 minutes to reach Peterborough city centre.

Service 302 operates 2 times a day at peak times Monday to Friday in both directions between Market Deeping and Bourne. It takes approximately 15 minutes to reach Bourne on this service. The stops on Spalding Road are also served by this service at more regular intervals.

Planning your Journey

There are now a number of great options available for those looking to plan a journey by public transport. There’s no need to spend loads of time flicking through timetables to figure out which services work best for you – online journey planners can do that for you!

Our guide to planning a journey by public transport has everything you need to know, including links to some of the great online tools.

Paying for your Journey

Catching the bus or train no longer has to mean fumbling around for change before hopping on to pay the driver or conductor in a rush! There are so many different ways to pay for your journey now that you may feel a little spoilt for choice!

It’s also important to check that you aren’t paying too much. Whilst paying for single or return tickets is OK for occasional or one off journeys, those who travel more frequently by bus and/or rail can save some significant cash by choosing monthly or annual passes.

Check out our guide to ticket options in the local area for more information!

Real Time Information & Apps

Gone are the days of standing around waiting for your bus or train with little idea when it will turn up. Real time information makes it easy to find out exactly where your ride is at, helping you plan when to leave the house, office or coffee shop.

Bus operator apps have proved to offer a real step change when it comes to real time bus information. They display the exact location of your bus on a handy map, in a very similar style to the Uber app which many are now familiar with. If you are undertaking a journey by bus we’d advise that trying out an app is a must, and to help you out we’ve pulled together a handy guide to getting most from bus operator apps.

Support & Updates

Confused by timetables or just not sure which bus is best to catch?

Did you know we can plan your journey for you?
Just let us know where you’re travelling to and we will provide you with an interactive journey plan that clearly sets out your options, with easy to follow, step by step instructions and a handy map.

Get in touch now to get support with your journey.