Extra trains and carriages laid on to Lincoln Christmas Market

Rail transport news.
Rail transport news.

East Midlands Trains are laying on more than 25,000 extra seats for rail services during the Lincoln Christmas Market period this December.

The Market takes place between December 1-4 and attracts thousands of visitors to the medieval square, castle and city centre.

The additional seats and services also act as an alternative for visiting shoppers, helping to alleviate pressure on traffic and parking around the city centre with work ongoing on the redevelopment of the city bus station which has had a knock-on effect on car parks.

Rob Mercer, Area Station Manager for East Midlands Trains, said: “Lincoln Christmas Market is one of the most popular events anywhere on our network and we are delighted to help bring thousands of visitors from across the country and beyond to the city over the weekend.

“We are providing thousands of extra seats to make it as easy as possible for visitors to enjoy historic medieval square and city centre of Lincoln. We’ll also have extra staff on hand to help customers at many stations.

“This is one of our favourite events and we hope customers will take the opportunity to travel with East Midlands Trains and have a fantastic day out.”

Customers are strongly advised to use the additional special services for travelling to and from the Christmas market and book tickets in advance to avoid queues on the day. A queuing system will be in place at key stations and customers are therefore advised to arrive in plenty of time to catch their train.

Most local Lincolnshire services will operate with additional carriages wherever possible.

Additional local services include:

Saturday December 3 - Additional services to Lincoln:

10am Peterborough to Lincoln calling at Spalding (10.22am), Sleaford (10.51am), Ruskington (11.01am), Metheringham (11.11am) and Lincoln (11.26am).

12.02pm Sleaford to Lincoln calling at Ruskington (12.11pm), Metheringham (12.21pm) and Lincoln (12.36pm).

Additional services from Lincoln:

3.30pm Lincoln to Sleaford calling at Metheringham (3.42pm), Ruskington (3.51pm) and Sleaford (4.02pm).

4.43pm Lincoln to Peterborough calling at Metheringham (4.55pm), Ruskington (5.05pm), Sleaford (5.15pm), Spalding (5.44pm) and Peterborough (6.09pm).

Sunday December 4:

Additional services to Lincoln:

9.11am Peterborough to Lincoln calling at Spalding (9.31am), Sleaford (10am), Ruskington (10.09am), Metheringham (10.18am) and Lincoln (10.32am).

10.11am Peterborough to Lincoln calling at Spalding (10.31am), Sleaford (11am), Ruskington (11.09am), Metheringham (11.18am) and Lincoln (11.32am).

12.01pm Sleaford to Lincoln calling at Ruskington (12.09pm), Metheringham (12.19pm) and Lincoln (12.33pm).

Additional services from Lincoln:

2.45pm Lincoln to Peterborough calling at Metheringham (2.57pm), Ruskington (3.06pm), Sleaford (3.16pm), Spalding (3.41pm) and Peterborough (4.06pm).

4pm Lincoln to Peterborough calling at Metheringham (4.12pm), Ruskington (4.21pm), Sleaford (4.31pm), Spalding (4.56pm) and Peterborough (5.21pm).

6.30pm Lincoln to Sleaford calling at Metheringham (6.42pm), Ruskington (6.51pm) and Sleaford (7.02pm).