East Midlands Regional

Burton Joyce and Carlton train passengers are set for disruption over the Easter weekend as Network Rail carries out improvements in Newark.

The line between Newark and Nottingham will be closed for part of the Easter weekend and there will be changes to train services.

On Saturday, April 3, trains will run between Leicester and Nottingham and between Newark Northgate and Lincoln Central. However, replacement bus services will run between Nottingham and Newark Northgate to connect with train services to Leicester or Lincoln. Services to and from Matlock will start and end at Nottingham. Bus replacements will run between Nottingham and Newark Castle.

On Sunday, April 4 – Services between Nottingham and Lincoln Central will operate between Nottingham and Newark Northgate. Bus replacement services will be in place between Nottingham and Newark Northgate for passengers connecting to train services to/from Lincoln.

Carlton Station
PICTURED: Carlton Station (PHOTO: Gedling Eye)

Gary Walsh, route director for Network Rail’s East Midlands Route, said: “There is never a convenient time to close the railway line between Nottingham and Newark. We’ve carefully planned this project and we are doing everything we can to keep disruption over Easter to a minimum.

“This work to improve the track at Newark Castle level crossing is vital so train services can continue running safely and reliably, connecting people to towns and cities on the route. We want to thank passengers and people in Newark in advance for their patience.”

Neil Grabham, customer services director for East Midlands Railway, said: “We are advising any passengers travelling over the Easter Bank Holiday to check our website as the line between Newark and Nottingham will be closed for part of the weekend and some of your journey may be by rail replacement.

“We understand the inconvenience this causes and would like to thank our passengers for their patience whilst Network Rail improves the track at Newark Castle level crossing.”

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