Jun 082019

LNER and East Midlands Trains services to be cancelled over Bank Holiday Weekend

Rail users are being told not to travel on the East Coast Mainline over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

All lines running through Newark will be closed due to works taking place as part of the East Coast Upgrade, which aims to improve travel across the East Coast Mainline.

The multi-million pound scheme will focus on upgrades to London’s Kings Cross Station but will also see improvements made to track further north.

As part of this, the track running through Newark will be replaced over the weekend, causing the whole line to close on Saturday, 24th August and Sunday, 25th August. This will also lead to a reduced service on Monday, 26th August.

Passengers are being advised not to travel on the Saturday or Sunday and to plan ahead and make alternative arrangements if they have to.

Passengers are being advised to travel on Friday, 23rd August or Tuesday, 27th August if possible, while there will be replacement services for people travelling over the weekend.

East Midlands Trains will be putting on replacement bus services between Nottingham and Lincoln and between Newark North Gate and Lincoln.

Meanwhile, most LNER trains will be diverted between Doncaster and Peterborough via Lincoln, but they will not be stopping there. Some trains will also run through to terminate or start at Retford.

There will be no replacement transport between Retford and Newark North Gate.

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