East Coast to run special Lincoln Christmas Market trains

East Coast will run a special train just for Lincoln Christmas Market 2013 this December.

The return service will depart at Leeds, and will run for the Saturday, December 7, of the four-day event, the biggest on Lincoln’s calendar.

The train will depart Leeds at 6.59am, calling only at Doncaster at 7.43am, and the return service will depart Lincoln at 8.20pm.

This will allow visitors to visit both the 250-stall market and Lincoln businesses, such as restaurants.

East Coast Commercial and Customer Service Director Peter Williams said: “We expect this to be a very popular service as the Lincoln Christmas Markets bring thousands of visitors to the city.

“Travelling with East Coast will help people beat the queues and have a full day of shopping and sight-seeing”.

Tickets go on sale on September 20 for the December 7 2013, service. A standard return will start at £8.15 when booked online, and further discounts are available.

Running between December 5-8, the 31st Christmas Market is expected to attract at least 250,000 people to the historic area of uphill Lincoln.

Organisers at the City of Lincoln Council have already decided that this year there will not be a one-way system in force, unless there are particularly busy periods.