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Major changes to services for £100 million Nottingham rail revamp

East Midlands Trains could be affected by the rail revamp in Nottingham Photo: ITV Central

Details of a major upgrade to Nottingham Train Station are being discussed at a Network Rail meeting today.

As part of a £100 million revamp to the city's rail infrastructure, six miles of track will be relayed with 140 new signals installed.

It is thought the current plans could bring severe disruption for passengers when they take place in August next year.

There will be major changes to East Midlands Trains services between 20th July and 26th August 2013, with the full timetable for that period being finalised.

The following changes are expected:

  • No London services will be able to serve Nottingham station and will instead be starting and terminating at East Midlands Parkway station with connecting replacement bus services
  • Services between Nottingham and Skegness will be affected, with services starting and terminating at Grantham during part of the work
  • Other services to/from Nottingham will be affected during the work and details will be confirmed at in advance of work starting

“We realise this will cause disruption to passengers and have made every effort to minimise the length of time our resignalling will take. As the summer is the quietest period for the railway, this is the best time to do the work. We have worked very closely with the cricket ground to make sure that the railway improvement work does not conflict with the Ashes test match. A full timetabled train service will operate throughout the test match.”

– Martin Frobisher, Network Rail route managing director