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A Special Weekend Timetable Has Been Put In Place For Lincoln Christmas Market

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Rail Advent.

This is the first paragraph.

The timetable has been put in place for Lincoln Christmas Market with direct services from Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness.

It looks to be a clever piece of planning, whilst work is carried out on the East Coast Main Line between Doncaster and Peterborough.

  • Services will be diverted onto the Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint Line though Spalding, Sleaford and Lincoln.
  • Will the trains be using the new tracks at the Werrington dive-under.
  • Nine-car Class 800 bi-mode trains will be used.
  • On the Saturday, there will be two trains per hour (tph) in both directions.
  • Of these trains, five trains per day (tpd)  in both directions will stop at Lincoln Central station.

It does appear that LNER are making the best of a difficult situation.

Passengers going to Lincoln for the Christmas Market will not be disappointed.

Grand Central Trains

Grand Central Trains are also using the diversion route.

Hull Trains

Hull Trains are also using the diversion route.

On the Saturday, there will be five tpd in both directions.

These can be doubled up to ten-car trains if the demand is there.

Lumo Trains

Lumo trains don’t appear to be running.

Conclusion

Network Rail seem to have done a cunning piece of timetabling.

There’ll be trainspotters galore in the centre of Lincoln.

November 6, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. As a Liverpudlian living in Manchester, what is so special about Lincoln Christmas Market that people come from as far away as Inverness?

    Comment by nosnikrapzil | November 7, 2021 | Reply

    • Nothing in particular.

      Because of work on the main line there will be no services on the normal route via Grantham. So all services between London and North of Doncaster are diverting via Lincoln. As the Lincoln services also go via Lincoln in normal service, they are stopping services to still provide a service to Lincoln.

      I think the orignal press release was slightly humorous.

      Comment by AnonW | November 7, 2021 | Reply


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