February 14, 2011 10.06 am This story is over 157 months old

Lincoln gets improved London trains

Better service: A more regular and reliable service to London from Lincoln has been created by East Coast Trains.

Lincoln will get even more direct trains to London, as East Coast added extra services to the capital to its timetable.

From February 25, travellers will be able to book tickets for the trains’ new timetable which commences on May 22.

The change brings regular new services per week to the line running between Lincoln Central and London Kings Cross, including northbound on Sundays.

The improved times of the trains are:

  • Monday to Friday: depart Lincoln at 7.20am and arrive into London at 9.28am, depart London at 7.06pm and arrive into Lincoln at 9.01pm;
  • On Saturdays: depart Lincoln at 9.30am and arrive into King’s Cross at 11.26am depart King’s Cross 6.08pm and arrive into Lincoln at 8.03pm;
  • On Sundays: depart King’s Cross 7.08pm and arrive into Lincoln 9.03pm.

Passengers will also be able to get complimentary meals and drinks served in First Class carriages, which are being given an overhaul.

East Coast Managing Director Karen Boswell said: “The launch of an exciting new timetable on May 22 represents the biggest change to the East Coast route in a generation.

“It will deliver more services, more seats and a much improved pattern of services for millions of passengers.

“As we have developed the timetable, we have taken into account future growth and demand, as well as the views and aspirations of a wide range of customers and stakeholders along the entire 920-mile East Coast route.”

Lincoln MP Karl McCartney said: “I and everyone in Lincoln will be really pleased that at last we are being plugged back into the main railway network.

“It provides a welcome boost to the city and certainly helps to ensure we continue to be on the front foot.

“My thanks go to East Coast and everyone else who put on the pressure to make it happen and I will definitely be one of the first to be on the train in May.”

Source: East Coast