News from East Midlands Trains


Freight Train Derailment between Nottingham and Lincoln

Buses are replacing trains between Nottingham, Newark Castle and Lincoln until Monday 9 September because of a derailed freight train at Carlton. Repairs to damaged track is now taking place.

Train services remain suspended following a freight train derailment on Tuesday morning.  The train involved has been removed and the track is being repaired. Ground conditions under the level crossing at Stoke Lane need to be stabilised and the crossing repaired before services can resume. Network Rail is working with the council and a number of utility companies to complete this repair as quickly as possible. Unfortunately the extent of work required means that services are to remain suspended until Monday 9 September. A further update confirming when services will resume will be issued as quickly as possible.

  • A full timetabled service will run between Lincoln and Newark Northgate on Saturday & Weekdays.
  • Direct buses will run in both directions between Lincoln and Nottingham calling at Newark Castle & Newark Northgate. 
  • Buses will run in both directions between Nottingham and Newark Northgate calling at Newark Castle, Rolleston, Fiskerton, Bleasby, Thurgarton, Lowdham, Burton Joyce and Carlton.
  • At Carlton station road closures mean buses will stop at the bus stop near the junction between Meadow Road and Victoria Road (outside the NatWest bank). You can also join Nottingham bound trains at the nearby Netherfield station. Please check your next departure from Netherfield here.
  • You can view the amended timetable from Thursday 5 to Friday 6 September here.
  • You can view the amended timetable for Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 September here.

Our direct services between London, Newark & Lincoln are also unable to run between Lincoln & Nottingham.

  • 0704 Lincoln to London St Pancras (Monday - Saturday). This service will start from Nottingham at 0802.
  • 1830 London St Pancras to Lincoln (Monday - Friday). This service will terminate in Nottingham at 2028.
  • 1730 London St Pancras to Lincoln (Saturday only). This service will terminate in Nottingham at 1926.

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