Train enthusiast Tony Cave has adopted our train stations at Carlton and Netherfield. In his regular Gedling Eye column, he shares the latest news from the railways
The 10.45 Skegness to Nottingham train on Summer Sundays will call at Bottesford, Aslockton, Radcliffe and Netherfield. These stops were omitted in the recently printed timetable. A train will also be stopping at Netherfield at 12.18pm. An amended timetable will be posted at the station.
The festival, which takes place on Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 of June, is expected to draw big crowds, so to relieve traffic congestion, East Midlands Trains are running an additional late evening train service on Saturday, June 18. It will call at all stations between Newark and Nottingham, departing Newark at 22.44 and will call at Carlton at 23.13. Late trains already run on Friday and Sunday nights. You can find more details about the festival at www.newarkfestival.co.uk
Carlton Station Car Park
One of our campaigners, Francis, has been heavily involved in trying to get some improvements made to the surface and overgrowing vegetation. East Midlands Trains are looking into this to see what can be done.
Radcliffe Campaign for more trains
Campaigning has been pretty intensive and from what I can gather, there is a strong possibility that more trains will call there from December. It is to be hoped that Netherfield will also benefit from the extra trains. More details when I get them.