Rail disruption this weekend while £400,000 Wainfleet improvements are installed

Rail users between Skegness and Boston will need to take bus replacement services all weekend, while motorist and pedestrians in Wainfleet will also be affected.
Rail users between Skegness and Boston will need to take bus replacement services all weekend, while motorist and pedestrians in Wainfleet will also be affected.

RAIL passengers heading to and from Skegness this weekend will face disruption to their journey.

Network Rail will be running replacement bus services between Skegness and Boston on Saturday and Sunday.

Normal rail services will continue to operate between Boston and Nottingham, and buses out of Skegness will connect with the train in Boston.

Road users in Wainfleet will also be affected by the disruption, with a full road and footpath closure in effect in Station Road from 8pm tonight (Friday) until 7am on Monday and then from 10pm until 7am each evening between Monday night and Friday morning.

The disruption will allow Network Rail to carry out £400,000 worth of improvements to the line at Wainfleet, including the replacement of 500 yards of rail, ballast and sleepers.

Tony Raine, general manager for Network Rail, said: “In recent years we have invested more than £20m renewing this line. Not only will this make passengers journey more comfortable but the track will be more reliable too.

“This is the last stage which will affect train services – any remaining work can be completed when trains are not scheduled to run.

“This project is already delivering huge benefits to the thousands of people who use this route.

“We are getting extra value by using recycled materials on an unprecedented scale, resulting in massive amounts of track replaced quickly saving money and carbon.”

Network Rail said that free transport will be provided in Wainfleet to give people access to the town centre via a diversion route from 10pm on Saturday to 7am on Monday.