Faster Lincoln to Nottingham Saturday trains to be introduced this month

Rail passengers travelling between Nottingham and Lincoln are set to benefit from faster, more frequent Saturday train services starting later this month.

Most East Midlands Trains services from Nottingham to Lincoln will be around three minutes quicker, with the fastest journey time 47 minutes compared to the current 51 minutes.

Extra services to Lincoln and Nottingham will also be available from Fiskerton, Carlton, Hykeham and Collingham.

The increase in Saturday services follows on from the launch of extra weekday trains on this route in May 2015.

The new May timetable will launch on Sunday, May 15 and the first day of improved Saturday services will be Saturday, May 21.

Rail Minister Claire Perry said: “This is fantastic news for passengers travelling between Lincoln and Nottingham, and I am pleased to see that our £13 million investment in the East Midlands franchise is delivering better journeys for passengers well ahead of schedule.”

Sarah Turner, General Manager for East Midlands Trains, said: “It’s great news that our customers travelling on the route between Nottingham and Lincoln are going to benefit from extra services and faster trains.

“Saturday is a popular day for travel with day-trippers, shoppers and of course, people who need to work, and we are confident our new services will make a big difference across all of our local communities.

“We also need to pass on thanks to our partners in the Nottingham Lincoln Stakeholder Board for helping us to introduce these services seven months ahead of schedule. This is a great example of outstanding teamwork across a range of organisations to make a real difference and improvement in service for our customers.”

For more information or to download a timetable, visit East Midlands Trains’ website.