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East Midlands Trains has announced exciting plans to revolutionise its Sunday timetable, offering much improved journeys for customers travelling for shopping, work and leisure.
A new timetable will be launched on Sunday 21 May offering more trains between Nottingham and Lincoln and Nottingham and Grantham.
There will be extra train services every Sunday offering an hourly service for most of the day. On the Lincoln to Nottingham route, there will be an extra seven services throughout the day, with the first train leaving at 08.47, instead of the current first train at 15.08. Six additional services a day will also run from Nottingham to Lincoln, with the first one leaving at 09.30, instead of the current first train at 15.29. In addition, there will be two extra trains each way every Sunday between Nottingham and Grantham, with all services calling at Bingham.
Lawrence Bowman, Commercial Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “The new and improved services will have a huge impact for customers across the region and hopefully open up many more exciting travel opportunities.
“We’ve already made big changes on the route in recent years including a revamped timetable on weekdays, and improvements to Saturday services.
“These new developments will help both Nottingham and Lincoln position themselves as regional destinations with excellent shopping and cultural attractions, connected by fast and frequent Sunday services.
“All of this has been made possible by Network Rail’s investment in the re-signalling works east of Nottingham so we are very pleased that these have been completed and we can deliver these significant timetable improvements.”
David Ralph, Chief Executive of the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “The D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership has already invested in a number of key infrastructure projects, including supporting improvements to the Nottingham- Lincoln line to benefit public transport users, cyclists and pedestrians. Connectivity is a vital ingredient in driving forward economic growth and this improved service will significantly improve east-west links.”
All of the new services from Nottingham to Lincoln will stop at Lowdham and Newark Castle, and there will also be extra stops at Hykeham, Swinderby, Collingham, Newark North Gate, Rolleston, Fiskerton, Bleasby, Thurgarton, Burton Joyce, and Carlton
The new timetable will launch on Sunday 21 May and will be available to view or download online four weeks before, by visiting eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.