September 9, 2013 9.25 am This story is over 99 months old

Lincoln and Nottingham trains resumed after derailment

Back on track: Trains are now able to pass properly between Nottingham and Lincoln again after a derailment last month.

Trains between Lincoln, Newark and Nottingham have been resumed after a derailment destroyed part of the track two weeks ago.

As previously reported, a freight train travelling from the Humber derailed at Carlton at 4.35am on August 27.

This caused extensive damage to about a mile of track near Nottingham, the day before the new station was set to be complete.

This led to an extended bus replacement service between the two cities.

Repair work was only planned to last around five days, however poor ground conditions under Stoke Lane level crossing required extensive work.

Due to utilities running underneath the crossing, this added more complexity and extended the time the line was closed, Network Rail said.

Full services resumed on Monday, September 9, but an investigation into the cause of the derailment is underway.

In a statement, Network Rail thanked passengers, freight customers and lineside neighbours for their patience.

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