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Phone ‘n’ Ride


Face coverings

In line with government guidance, passengers travelling on Phone ‘n’ Ride buses will be required to wear a face covering.

Passengers without a face covering when boarding will be encouraged to use a scarf or piece of clothing while travelling on board but will not be refused travel.

Face coverings are not required to be worn by children under the age of 11 or those who may find it difficult to wear one correctly, such as passengers with breathing difficulties, young children or disabled passengers. If you are unsure if you need to wear one contact us for advice.

Phone ‘n’ Ride service

Phone ‘n’ Ride is an on demand bus service with no fixed route or timetable. You make the bookings and tell us where you want to go.

We have three buses in both the rural and urban areas of North East Lincolnshire. All of our vehicles are low floor suitable for wheelchair access, but are not suitable for large powered scooters.

The service runs from Monday to Saturday between 6:30am and 6:30pm.

Register or book a journey

To register and book a journey call 01472 324440 from Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 5pm (except bank holidays).

Journeys can be booked up to 14 days in advance. The online booking system is currently being upgraded and is not available.

Cancel a journey

To cancel your journey call the Booking Team on 01472 324440.

Journeys must be cancelled at least 24 hours before you are due to travel. The earlier you notify of the cancellation, the easier it is for the booking team to support other passengers with their travel.

If you need to cancel your journey outside of opening hours, 8:30am to 5pm, then call the team and leave a message stating your name, date and time of the journey.

Cost of a journey

Fares are based on zones and are shown on the fare map. All fares shown on the map are single adult fares. The maximum a one way journey will cost £3.30.

  • A journey made in the green zone would only cost £2
  • A journey crossing the pink and blue zones would cost £2.60
  • A journey crossing all zones would cost £3.30

Holders of a valid National Concessionary Fare Pass can use the Phone ‘n’ Ride service for free in line with the rules governing the Scheme.

Fare map

Using the service

On the day of travel please make sure you arrive at your agreed pick up point 10 minutes before the time agreed. Please wait until 10 minutes after that time before contacting the team if the bus has not arrived.

The bus will always stop in a safe place for the scheduled pick-up and drop-off location. If there is an obstruction or the pick-up or drop-off location is unsafe the bus will park at the closest safe place.

Comments and suggestions

The Phone ‘n’ Ride service always welcomes comments and suggestions from passengers about their journeys. We are committed to reviewing the service in line with the passenger’s comments and suggestions.

To tell us what you think of the service complete our Phone n Ride feedback  form or a Passenger Comment Card available on the bus.

For any accidents, incidents or driver feedback contact the service operator, Stagecoach East Midlands, on 0345 6050605.

Data Protection

We collect and process your personal data to allow you to arrange transport through the Phone ‘n’ Ride service. We will process your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and only disclose your personal data to the operator of the service. 

For further details about the processing of your personal data please see the Full Privacy Notice below or go to our Data protection page.


Related documents

Phone n Ride Leaflet – Print Out (PDF, 2MB)

Phone n Ride Passenger User Guide – Easy to Read Verison (Word, 17KB)

Phone n Ride Passenger User Guide – Print Out (PDF, 265KB)

Phone n Ride Privacy Notice (PDF, 371KB)

Braille leaflets can be requested by email at phonenride@nelincs.gov.uk or by telephone on 01472 324440.

Contact details

Phone n Ride, New Oxford House, 2 George Street, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN31 1HB

Email: phonenride@nelincs.gov.uk

Telephone: 01472 324440

Opening times: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm, except bank holidays

Telephone: 01472 313131