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East Midlands Trains to provide more seats than ever before to support Lincoln Christmas Market

  • Nearly 65,000 seats will be available from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 December
  • More staff on hand at Lincoln and neighbouring stations to help customers
  • Tickets on sale now at

East Midlands Trains will be making it easier than ever before for visitors to enjoy the world famous Lincoln Christmas Market this year, providing nearly 65,000 seats across the four days.

The Market takes place from Thursday 7 to Sunday 10 December and is expected to attract thousands of visitors to the medieval square and city centre to soak up the sights and sounds of one of the country’s most popular Christmas attractions.

East Midlands Trains will be running a special timetable to and from Lincoln throughout this time, providing a record number of seats to and from Lincoln. Saturday, in particular, is expected to be the busiest day of the market and East Midlands Trains is planning to more than double its usual level of service, with more than 25,000 seats available.

Sarah Turner, East Midlands Trains General Manager, said: “This is one of our favourite events of the year and we are proud to continue to play our part in helping many thousands of people visit Lincoln and have a wonderful day out.

“We work closely with the organisers and our local partners to help make the event a success and it is especially pleasing that we are able to provide more seats than ever before across the four days.

“As well as the huge increase in seats there will also be special arrangements at Lincoln and some other stations so we would ask customers to leave a bit of extra time for their journey so we can help everyone enjoy the occasion."

Lydia Rusling, Head of Visit Lincoln, said “We welcome these extra services to Lincoln for the Christmas Market on one of the biggest weekends of the year for many businesses in the city.

“It’s a great opportunity to welcome more visitors to Lincoln who will hopefully enjoy their visit and return again to explore more.”

Customers travelling to and from Lincoln are strongly advised to use the additional services and book tickets in advance to avoid queues at ticket machines and ticket offices on the day. Queuing systems will also be in place at key stations and customers should try to leave extra time to complete their journey.

Group bookings and reservations  will not be available on journeys to/from Lincoln on these days. 

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