Department for Transport
Passengers to benefit from investment in Nottingham to Lincoln rail service
A package of improvements to improve rail services for thousands of passengers commuting between Nottingham, Newark and Lincoln.
Rail services between Nottingham, Newark and Lincoln will be boosted thanks to a £2 million package announced by the Department for Transport (DfT) yesterday (29 September 2014).
The package of timetable improvements, supported by regional and local authority funding partners, will benefit passengers using the Nottingham to Lincoln train service operated by East Midlands Trains (EMT).
The funding will allow for a number of upgrade services, including an additional 24 trains, more frequent and faster journey times and extra carriages to complement extra morning and evening peak trains.
Thousands of passengers and local communities along the Nottingham, Newark Castle and Lincoln route are expected to benefit when the new services are launched in May 2015.
The proposal are part of the DfT’s ‘Rail investment strategy’ which was announced in 2012 and aims to improve passenger experiences of train travel, upgrade stations and tracks and increase train capacity.
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said:
I know how important good rail links are for communities like Newark and Lincoln, which is why we are investing record amounts to deliver better services across the country and boost growth as part of our long-term economic plan.
Having visited the region this summer, I was struck by the case for making these improvements and I am pleased that passengers will soon benefit from these additional services and faster journey times.
As part of the additional services, there will be 11 additional stops at Hykeham each day, extra services at Carlton and Burton Joyce, on route to Newark Castle, and quicker journeys will operate on 16 Nottingham to Lincoln services.
Rail media enquiries
Press enquiries020 7944 4671
Out of hours020 7944 4292
Public enquiries0300 330 3000
Latest News from
Department for Transport
Roads policing review to improve safety17/07/2019 14:20:00
Review into roads policing and traffic enforcement to be launched.
Consultation on a revision to Harbour Order application fees17/07/2019 10:10:10
Have your say on proposed options to revise the fee structure for HO applications.
PM hosts automotive leaders at Downing Street16/07/2019 16:10:00
Prime Minister Theresa May called for the UK to stay at the forefront of the design and manufacturing of electric vehicles.
Williams Rail Review: an update on progress16/07/2019 14:37:00
Keith Williams, independent Chair of the Rail Review, provides an update at a Northern Powerhouse Partnership event.
Electric car chargepoints to be installed in all future homes in world first16/07/2019 12:10:00
Consultation proposing that new-build homes are fitted with an electric car chargepoint is launched.
All new rapid chargepoints should offer card payment by 202015/07/2019 16:37:00
New government ambitions will encourage uptake of UK's chargepoint network through widespread 'pay as you go' functionality.
Report shows strong progress on diversity in transport apprenticeships12/07/2019 13:10:00
Third annual report on road and rail apprenticeships shows diversity has increased, with the proportion of black, asian and minority ethnic apprentices rising.
Government targets particulate matter and microplastic pollution from cars11/07/2019 17:07:00
UK Government calls for action to tackle particulate matter released from tyres and brakes.
Ambitious targets to cut shipping emissions11/07/2019 16:28:00
Clean maritime plan setting maritime zero-emission travel strategy released.