News from East Midlands Trains

21.05.2017

Earlier and more frequent journeys between Lincoln, Newark Castle and Nottingham – the new Castle Line Sunday timetable service starts today!

  • The most frequent ever Sunday services on the Castle Line start today (Sunday 21 May)
  • New hourly services for most of the day between Lincoln and Nottingham
  • Extra services provide earlier journeys for customers for shopping, work and leisure

The new East Midlands Trains timetable launched today (Sunday 21 May) bringing earlier and more frequent Sunday services between Lincoln, Newark Castle and Nottingham. 

To mark the occasion, special guests greeted the first service from Lincoln Central to Nottingham with a reception party. As the train pulled in just after 0845, Lincoln’s town crier Karen Crow raised the volume with a very traditional Lincolnshire welcome.

Guests then boarded the first of the new Sunday service trains and were met by another reception party with local stakeholders at Newark Castle station just before 0930.

Lawrence Bowman, Commercial Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “It was fantastic to be joined by local partners and stakeholders to celebrate the launch of the new Sunday service timetable.

“We set off in style, being seen off by the town crier, which made it a special occasion for everyone involved.

“We’re confident the new and improved Sunday timetable will bring real benefits for the local communities up and down the Castle Line between Lincoln and Nottingham.”

Customers using the new Sunday services on the Castle Line will benefit from:

  • New hourly services for the majority of the day
  • First service from Lincoln Central to Nottingham will now leave at 0847 instead of the previous earliest time which was at 1508
  • First service from Newark Castle to Nottingham will now leave at 0929 instead of the previous earliest time which was at 1550
  • First service from Nottingham to Lincoln will now leave at 0930 instead of the previous earliest time which was at 1529

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