News from East Midlands Trains

22.11.2013

East Midlands Trains Provides Over 31,000 Additional Seats for Lincoln Christmas Market.

  • 22 extra train services to run over Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December
  • Market visitors strongly advised to use the special train services and book tickets in advance

East Midlands Trains is helping even more people to enjoy the world famous Lincoln Christmas market this year by providing special train services from Nottingham, Sheffield and Derby.

 The train operator will be providing over 31,000 additional seats for passengers travelling from across the East Midlands Trains network, with a total of 22 special train services provided for market visitors.

FRIDAY 6 DECEMBER

These special services will operate with eight carriages, providing over 450 seats per train.

Travelling to Lincoln

  • 0850 Derby to Lincoln departing from Long Eaton at 0903, Beeston at 0912, Nottingham at 0927 and arriving in to Lincoln at 1020.
  • 1140 Nottingham to Lincoln arriving in to Lincoln at 1225.
  • 1555 Nottingham to Lincoln arriving in to Lincoln at 1646.

Returning from Lincoln

  • 1400 Lincoln to Nottingham arriving in to Nottingham at 1450.
  • 1710 Lincoln to Derby departing from Nottingham at 1810, Beeston at 1818, Long Eaton at 1828 and arriving in to Derby at 1842.

SATURDAY 7 DECEMBER

These special services will operate with seven or eight carriages, providing up to 450 seats per train:

Travelling to Lincoln

  • 0850 Sheffield to Lincoln departing from Chesterfield at 0904, Alfreton at 0920, Langley Mill 0928, Nottingham 0951 and arriving in to Lincoln at 1042.
  • 0855 Derby to Lincoln departing from Long Eaton at 0905, Beeston at 0912, Nottingham 0918, Lowdham at 0930, Newark Castle at 0944, Collingham at 0956, Hykeham at 1006 and arriving in to Lincoln at 1016.
  • 1116 Nottingham to Lincoln departing from Lowdham at 1127, Newark Castle at 1144, Collingham at 1156, Hykeham at 1207 and arriving in to Lincoln at 1217.
  • 1350 Nottingham to Lincoln departing from Carlton at 1357, Lowdham at 1404, Newark Castle at 1418, Collingham at 1430, Hykeham at 1440 and arriving in to Lincoln at 1453.
  • 1507 Nottingham to Lincoln arriving in to Nottingham at 1603.
  • 1610 Nottingham to Lincoln departing from Newark Castle at 1637 and arriving in to Lincoln at 1704.

Travelling from Lincoln

  • 1219 Lincoln to Nottingham arriving in to Nottingham at 1311.
  • 1245 Lincoln to Nottingham arriving in to Newark Castle at 1309, Lowdham at 1324 and Nottingham at 1339.
  • 1506 Lincoln to Nottingham arriving in to Hykeham at 1513, Collingham at 1523, Newark Castle at 1537, Lowdham at 1550 and Nottingham at 1603.
  • 1628 Lincoln to Sheffield arriving in to Nottingham at 1711, Langley Mill at 1744, Alfreton at 1756, Chesterfield at 1803 and Sheffield at 1831.
  • 1711 Lincoln to Derby arriving in to Newark Castle at 1734, Fiskerton at 1742, Lowdham at 1751, Carlton at 1758, Nottingham at 1815, Beeston at 1820, Long Eaton at 1831 and arriving in to Derby at 1842.
  • 1815 Lincoln to Derby arriving in to Nottingham at 1909 and Derby at 1937.

The following three carriage additional services will also operate on local routes around Lincolnshire:

  • 0936 Cleethorpes to Lincoln departing from Grimsby Town at 0946, Habrough at 0956, Barnetby at 1011, Market Rasen at 1028 and arriving in to Lincoln at 1048.
  • 1135 Sleaford to Lincoln departing from Ruskington at 1143, Metheringham at 1153 and arriving in to Lincoln at 1207.
  • 1527 Lincoln to Sleaford arriving in to Metheringham at 1539, Ruskington at 1549 and Sleaford at 1559.
  • 1652 Lincoln to Cleethorpes arriving in to Market Rasen at 1708, Barnetby at 1725, Habrough at 1735, Grimsby Town at 1747 and Cleethorpes at 1756.
  • 1910 Lincoln to Nottingham arriving in to Newark Castle at 1935, Fiskerton at 1941, Lowdham at 1948, Carlton at 1955 and Nottingham at 2004.

As well as providing additional services, the majority of local Lincolnshire services will also run with extra carriages.

Neil Micklethwaite, Customer Service and Commercial Director for East Midlands Trains, said:  “We know how popular Lincoln’s Christmas market is with people travelling from far and wide.

“We’ve therefore worked really hard to build on the success of last year’s plan and made some radical changes to allow us to offer the maximum number of extra seats across our network.  This year, we’ll be providing more than 31,000 extra seats through a combination of special trains and our existing trains running with more carriages. We’re certain this will provide a great opportunity for even more people to pay a visit to Lincoln’s famous market”.

Passengers are strongly advised to use the additional special services for travelling to and from the Christmas market and book tickets in advance to avoid queues on the day.  A queuing system will be in place at key stations and passengers are therefore advised to arrive in plenty of time to catch their train.  Group bookings and reservations will be not be available on journeys to/from Lincoln on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December.

For more information about East Midlands Trains’ Christmas market trains or to book train tickets, visit www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk or follow Twitter @EMTrains