Significant changes to summer train services to Skegness and Wainfleet

East Midlands Trains has announced significant changes to its summer timetables serving Skegness and Wainfleet.
East Midlands Trains has announced significant changes to its summer timetables serving Skegness and Wainfleet.
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Significant train timetable alterations have been announced for services to Skegness and Wainfleet this summer due to major station works taking place in Nottingham.

East Midlands Trains will not be operating direct services between Nottingham and Skegness for 14 of the days between July 20 and August 25.

However bus replacement services will be running every hour on the affected days and direct trains between Grantham and Skegness will be operating as normal throughout.

Managing director at EMT David Horne said: “This is a significant scheme for Nottingham and one that will create a better more reliable railway for passengers.

“The number of passengers travelling on our services during the summer months is generally quieter than other times of the year.

“However we recognise that many passengers do use our services to travel between Nottingham and Skegness over the summer holidays and we have worked hard to maintain the best possible service for our passengers on this route and to keep them on the move throughout the summer.”

Direct services will operate as normal for every weekend apart from August 3 and 5 and August 25 and 25.

And weekday services will also be unaffected between July 22 and 26 and again between August 12 and 23. All other weekday services during the period of work will involve bus replacements between Nottingham and Grantham,

Network Rail is spending £100 million on completely rebuilding the railway system through Nottingham including six miles of new track, improved signalling and additional platforms.

Acting route managing director for Network Rail Justin Page said: “It’s the biggest development on the network in this area for a generation and will transform the reliability of services and the flexibility of the station.”

Tourism leaders in Skegness have previously expressed concerns about services being affected during the busy summer seasaon.

Visit East Midland Trains’ website to check timetables.