News from East Midlands Trains

16.11.2016

East Midlands Trains to provide more than 25,000 extra seats for Lincoln Christmas Market

  • Extra services and more carriages to help customers enjoy Lincoln Christmas Market

  • Extra trains and staff on hand Thursday through to Sunday

  • Leave the car at home and travel with East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains will provide more than 25,000 extra seats to help customers enjoy Lincoln’s world famous Christmas Market this December.

The Market takes place between the 1st and 4th December and attracts thousands of visitors to the medieval square and city centre.

In addition to the extra seats and services throughout the weekend, East Midlands Trains is also extending existing services to Sheffield, Derby and Nottingham to allow even more people to enjoy the festivities.

Rob Mercer, Area Station Manager for East Midlands Trains, said: “Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the most popular events anywhere on our network and we are delighted to help bring thousands of visitors from across the country and beyond to the city over the weekend.

“We are providing thousands of extra seats to make it as easy as possible for visitors to enjoy historic medieval square and city centre of Lincoln. We’ll also have extra staff on hand to help customers at many stations.

“This is one of our favourite events and we hope customers will take the opportunity to travel with East Midlands Trains and have a fantastic day out.”

Customers 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 customers are therefore advised to arrive in plenty of time to catch their train.

Details of the additional services are as follows:

Friday 2nd December

Additional service to Lincoln:

1739 Nottingham to Lincoln calling at Newark Castle (1803) and Lincoln (1829)

Most other Local Lincolnshire services will operate with additional carriages wherever possible

Saturday 3rd December

Additional services to Lincoln:

0831 Doncaster to Lincoln calling at Gainsborough Lea Road (0902), Saxilby (0913) and Lincoln (0925).

0835 Derby to Lincoln calling at Long Eaton (0844), Beeston (0851), Nottingham (0903), Carlton (0912), Burton Joyce (0917), Lowdham (0922), Fiskerton (0930), Newark Castle (0939), Hykeham (1000) and Lincoln (1012).

0933 Sheffield to Lincoln calling at Chesterfield (0947), Alfreton (0957), Langley Mill (1005), Nottingham (1023) and Lincoln (1116)

0951 Cleethorpes to Newark North Gate calling at Grimsby Town (0959), Habrough (1009), Barnetby (1021), Market Rasen (1037), Lincoln (1058) and Newark North Gate (1120).

1000 Peterborough to Lincoln calling at Spalding (1022), Sleaford (1051), Ruskington (1101), Metheringham (1111) and Lincoln (1126).

1107 Nottingham to Lincoln calling at Carlton (1114), Lowdham (1121), Fiskerton (1129), Newark Castle (1138), Collingham (1151), Hykeham (1201) and Lincoln (1213).

1124 Newark North Gate to Lincoln calling at Collingham (1133), Swinderby (1138), Hykeham (1145) and Lincoln (1156).

1202 Sleaford to Lincoln calling at Ruskington (1211), Metheringham (1221) and Lincoln (1236)

1228 Nottingham to Lincoln express (1318)

1350 Nottingham to Lincoln calling at Carlton (1357), Lowdham (1404), Newark Castle (1419), Collingham (1432), Hykeham (1442) and Lincoln (1453)

1432 Newark North Gate to Lincoln express (1503)

1546 Newark North Gate to Lincoln express (1622)

1607 Nottingham to Lincoln calling at Newark Castle (1643) and Lincoln (1710)

1641 Nottingham to Lincoln express (1737)

1741 Nottingham to Lincoln calling at Newark Castle (1802) and Lincoln (1830)#

Additional services from Lincoln:

1251 Lincoln to Nottingham calling at Newark Castle (1315), Lowdham (1327) and Nottingham (1341)

1354 Lincoln to Newark North Gate express (1426)

1458 Lincoln to Nottingham calling at Collingham (1512), Newark Castle (1523), Fiskerton (1531), Lowdham (1539), Carlton (1545) and Nottingham (1556)

1516 Lincoln to Newark North Gate express (1541)

1530 Lincoln to Sleaford calling at Metheringham (1542), Ruskington (1551) and Sleaford (1602).

1605 Lincoln to Cleethorpes calling at Market Rasen (1621), Barnetby (1638), Habrough (1648), Grimsby Town (1700) and Cleethorpes (1711)

1629 Lincoln to Sheffield calling at Nottingham (1716), Langley Mill (1737), Alfreton (1747), Chesterfield (1805) and Sheffield (1830).

1643 Lincoln to Peterborough calling at Metheringham (1655), Ruskington (1705), Sleaford (1715), Spalding (1744) and Peterborough (1809)

1716 Lincoln to Derby calling at Hykeham (1725), Collingham (1734), Newark Castle (1745), Fiskerton (1758), Lowdham (1807), Carlton (1817), Nottingham (1826), Beeston (1833), Long Eaton (1841) and Derby (1900).

1802 Lincoln to Derby calling at Nottingham (1902), Beeston (1919), Long Eaton (1929) and Derby (1947).

1859 Lincoln to Nottingham calling at Hykeham (1906), Swinderby (1913), Collingham (1918), Newark Castle (1928), Fiskerton (1936), Lowdham (1943), Burton Joyce (1948), Carlton (1952) and Nottingham (2001).

Most other Local Lincolnshire services will operate with additional carriages wherever possible

Sunday 4th December

Additional services to Lincoln:

0911 Peterborough to Lincoln calling at Spalding (0931), Sleaford (1000), Ruskington (1009), Metheringham (1018) and Lincoln 1032.

0945 Newark North Gate to Lincoln calling at Collingham (0954), Swinderby (0959), Hykeham (1005) and Lincoln 1015.

1011 Peterborough to Lincoln calling at Spalding (1031), Sleaford (1100), Ruskington (1109), Metheringham (1118) and Lincoln 1132.

1050 Newark North Gate to Lincoln calling at Collingham (1059), Swinderby (1104), Hykeham (1110) and Lincoln 1120.

1201 Sleaford to Lincoln calling at Ruskington (1209), Metheringham (1219) and Lincoln (1233).

1235 Newark North Gate to Lincoln calling at Collingham (1244), Swinderby (1249), Hykeham (1255) and Lincoln 1305.

Additional services from Lincoln:

1410 Lincoln to Newark North Gate calling at Hykeham (1417), Swinderby (1424), Collingham (1429) and Newark North Gate (1439).

1445 Lincoln to Peterborough calling at Metheringham (1457), Ruskington (1506), Sleaford (1516), Spalding (1541) and Peterborough (1606)

1600 Lincoln to Newark North Gate calling at Hykeham (1607), Swinderby (1613), Collingham (1618) and Newark North Gate (1628).

1600 Lincoln to Peterborough calling at Metheringham (1612), Ruskington (1621), Sleaford (1631), Spalding (1656) and Peterborough (1721).

1823 Lincoln to Newark North Gate calling at Hykeham (1830), Swinderby (1837), Collingham (1842) and Newark North Gate (1852).

1830 Lincoln to Sleaford calling at Metheringham (1842), Ruskington (1851) and Sleaford (1902).