Work to begin on Nottingham station improvements; but trains will continue to run direct into Skegness for more than a week yet

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Railway users travelling out of Nottingham are set to face a month of disruption from tomorrow (Saturday) but trains will continue to run directly into Skegness for well over another week, despite severe disruption elsewhere.

Rail services between Skegness and Grantham on the East Coast mainline will run completely unaffected throughout the works.

But although there will be some replacement buses between Grantham and Nottingham from tomorrow, these will be confined to the early morning and evening for the next nine days.

Anyone travelling out of Nottingham towards Skegness after 8am, and arriving back at Nottingham before 8pm should find trains running every hour. Replacement buses will be in effect outwith those times.

More significant disruption, with no rail services between Nottingham and Grantham, is not expected to begin until August 10th.

However there will be additional bus replacements on those dates, and rail journeys between Skegness and Grantham (and vice-versa) will run as normal.

There will be four buses every hour between Derby and Nottingham and two buses an hour between Grantham and Nottingham.

There will also be one bus an hour between Grantham and the East Midlands Parkway.

And on Saturdays when the timetable is affected there will be two additional direct bus services between Nottingham and Skegness.

Rail bosses say the number of buses will increase at peak periods.

For full details of the works, plus the timetable for the coming month, go to www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.