Buses added to Lincoln to Nottingham trains over summer works

The final part of the train service from Lincoln to Nottingham will be replaced by buses over the summer due to refurbishment at the station and infrastructure works.

Nottingham station is currently undergoing a major refurbishment to make it a transport hub, while Network rail is spending £100 million rebuilding the city’s rail infrastructure.

The measures hope to improve the station in preparation for an increased number of passengers.

However, this means a number of East Midlands Trains services to Nottingham will be affected over the summer period, including the popular Lincoln to Nottingham route.

Between July 20 to August 9 and August 24-25, the usual trains will run between Newark Castle and Lincoln as normal.

But passengers will need to exit the train at Newark and take the connecting bus service to Nottingham.

This bus will stop hourly at Rolleston, Fiskerton, Bleasby, Thurgaton, Lowdham, Burton Joyce and Carlton to Nottingham.

From August 10-23, the trains will begin to run throughout the route again, but will take slightly longer than usual, leading to an alteration in train times.

To check the revised timetables to Nottingham and Lincoln over the refurbishment period, visit this page for Nottingham on the East Midlands Trains website.

David Horne, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “Every effort has been made to deliver the best possible service for our passengers during Network Rail’s re-signalling works whilst recognising that some people will face considerable changes to their normal journey.

“Our priority in creating the timetables has been to run as many trains as we can, whilst offering a comprehensive and efficient bus operation on those routes where we are unable to offer a train service. ”

Justin Page, Acting Route Managing Director for Network Rail, added: “We’re using modern equipment to replace 1960s-style signalling, putting in a new platform and relaying six miles of track, to make a real difference to the way trains run in the city.

“There will inevitably be some short term disruption during an investment of this scale and I sincerely apologise for any inconvenience that this will cause, but this is about investing for future generations in the heart of the East Midlands.”