May 20, 2019 10.52 am This story is over 29 months old

New hourly trains launched between Gainsborough and Sheffield

There will now be two trains per hour

A new six-days-a-week service with hourly trains between Gainsborough and Sheffield launched on Monday.

The Northern service will be the first weekday service to the Lincolnshire station since 1993. It took affect from Monday, May 20, 2019.

Northern already operated to Gainsborough Lea Road. Now, there will be two trains per hour between Gainsborough and Sheffield.

It will also allow Northern to speed up the service between Sheffield and Lincoln. Other improvements include faster journeys between Leeds and Lincoln.

As part of the train operator’s May timetable changes, there will be a number of new services. The new services will provide new connection opportunities and more frequent services on existing routes.

Regional Director at Northern Steve Hopkinson previously said: “Gainsborough itself has changed dramatically since the train service was withdrawn, and now offers great retail and leisure opportunities for the region. As the name suggests, Gainsborough Central is right in the heart of the town and will service these opportunities.

“The new service provides excellent links between the town and all stops to Sheffield, opening up new commuting, business and leisure opportunities. It also means that the existing Leeds to Lincoln service will be faster as it will stop at fewer stations.”

To look up journey times and prices for the new service click here.

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