Direct rail services resume between Skegness and Nottingham but some disruption on Sunday due to staff shortages

Services Between Skegness and Nottingham have resumed.
Services Between Skegness and Nottingham have resumed.
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Direct rail services resumed between Nottingham and Skegness yesterday (Saturday) after almost two weeks of disruption caused by major improvement works at Nottingham Station.

Rail journeys have operated virtually unaffected between Skegness and Grantham on the East Coast Mainline thoroughout the disruption, but passengers looking to travel the remainerd of the Poacher Line between Grantham and Nottingham were left needing to take replacement buses.

A near normal timetable is back in operation - although some late and very early services may still be affected between Grantham and Nottingham.

The worst of the rail disruption is now over for those travelling between Nottingham and Skegness, although a reduced service and some replacement buses are epxected to come back into force on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Between now and then, however, services should run almost as normal, bar unexpected disruption to some journeys today (Sunday), which have been caused by unexpected staff shortages.

East Midlands Trains is reporting that the 1.35pm service between Skegness and Nottingham will terminate at Boston today.

The 3.53pm Nottingham to Skegness and 7.15pm Skegness to Grantham services will also not run today.

“Due to a short-term issue with staff availability, we will be unable to operate some train services as planned on Sunday 11 August,” said a spokesperson for East Midlands Trains.

Services should be back to normal tomorrow.

For more information, and a full service timetable, go to www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.