Sir Edward Welcomes Additional Railway Service Proposals for Market Rasen

Sir Edward Leigh has welcomed additional railway services that will connect Market Rasen with Leicester and include more regular services between Grimsby and Lincoln.

East Midlands Railways, who took over the franchise of East Midlands Trains in 2019, are looking to make significant changes to the railway services that will directly affect services at the station in Market Rasen. There plans include:

  • More evening weekday services to Newark Castle from Lincoln
  • Services between Lincoln and Grimsby will extend to Leicester every two hours “providing the first direct service to Nottingham and Leicester in over 10 years”
  • On the Lincoln-Grimsby service “more services will run throughout the day with more consistent timings”

Sir Edward commented:

“It is great news that Market Rasen could get additional services. The return of regular, direct services to Nottingham and Leicester would be a real boost to the town for both leisure and business travellers. It would also be great to see hourly services between both Grimsby and Lincoln, especially with the five direct trains to the capital now from the city.”

If you would like to find out more about this consultation or make a representation people should visit www.eastmidlandsrailways.co.uk/december2020. The consultation closes on Friday, 14th February.