Holiday getaway blow for train users after bridge collapse causes disruption on Nottingham to Skegness line

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HOLIDAYMAKERS heading off to Skegness at the start of the school summer holidays are set for rail disruption after a bridge collapse on the ‘Poacher Line’.

A bank slip at Allington caused the collapse of a bridge - forcing all trains to and from Skegness to terminate and start in Grantham.

Trains between Skegness and Grantham are running as normal, and bus replacement services are in effect between Grantham and Nottingham - but the disruption is sure to be a blow for those heading to the coast from the heart of the Midlands.

A spokesperson for East Midlands Trains said the “major work” required in repairing the bridge meant they could give no estimate for when normal services would resume along the full length of the line.

They said: “We apologise for the disruption caused to our passengers by this major problem.

“Network Rail engineers are on site working hard to repair the bridge and re-open the line, however we understand this requires major work and therefore, unfortunately, have no estimate of when we will be able to start running our normal service again.

“We will ensure we do everything possible to keep passengers on the move whilst work is carried out by Network Rail.”

Rail passengers travelling on the disrupted section of track are asked to check nationalrail.co.uk for updates and further information.