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Summer rail disruption across the East Midlands: how will it affect you?

An East Midlands Train at Nottingham station Photo: East Midlands Trains

East Midlands Trains has issed the following information explaining which services will have to change this summer during a £100 million signalling upgrade taking place in July and August.

Summary of services to/from Nottingham from Saturday 20 July to Sunday 25 August:

London to Nottingham

Train services to/from London will start and terminate at East Midlands Parkway, with three services an hour running between East Midlands Parkway and London.

A frequent bus service will operate approximately every ten minutes (with more buses at times of peak demand) between Nottingham and East Midlands Parkway to connect with train services to London.

Additional car parking spaces have been provided at East Midlands Parkway for passengers choosing to drive. Car parking is priced at just £6 per day.

Stations affected:

  • Nottingham
  • Beeston.

Mansfield/Worksop to Nottingham (Robin Hood Line)

A frequent bus service will run in place of the normal train service for the duration of the work (20 July to 25 August) with four buses an hour running between Nottingham and Mansfield/Mansfield Woodhouse and an hourly service running from Mansfield to Worksop.

Stations affected:

  • Nottingham
  • Bulwell
  • Hucknall
  • Newstead
  • Kirkby in Ashfield
  • Sutton Parkway
  • Mansfield
  • Mansfield Woodhouse
  • Shirebrook
  • Langwith-Whaley Thorns
  • Creswell
  • Whitwell
  • Worksop

Matlock - Derby - Nottingham

Trains will run as normal between Matlock, Derby and Beeston with the exception of 20/21 July and 24/25 August (please see timetable for details).

In addition, CrossCountry trains will operate an hourly service between Derby and Beeston calling at Long Eaton.

For services through to Nottingham, passengers should change at Derby for an express bus service, which will run at 15 minute intervals.

A bus service will also run between Beeston and Nottingham, with three buses per hour.

Stations affected:

  • Derby
  • Spondon
  • Long Eaton
  • Attenborough
  • Beeston
  • Nottingham

Liverpool - Nottingham - Norwich

Train services will continue to operate on this route, but will follow a diversionary route and not call at Nottingham or Grantham.

All services will instead call at East Midlands Parkway, where express replacement bus services will run to Nottingham, Grantham and Newark.

Passengers travelling from Langley Mill and Alfreton should use replacement bus services for travel to Nottingham.

Northern train services will continue to run from Langley Mill and Alfreton to Leeds via Sheffield.

Stations affected:

  • Nottingham
  • Grantham
  • Alfreton
  • Langley Mill

Nottingham - Loughborough - Leicester local services

Train services will run as normal between Leicester and East Midlands Parkway, where there is a connecting bus service through to Nottingham, which will run at 10 minute intervals.

Local train services will run between hourly between Leicester and Loughborough calling at Syston, Sileby, Barrow-on-Soar so that passengers at these stations can continue to travel to Leicester by train.

For travel between Nottingham, Beeston, Loughborough and Leicester, passengers will have two options: either to travel between Nottingham and East Midlands Parkway by bus to connect with train services to Loughborough/Leicester or travel using the hourly Beeston-Loughborough-Leicester-London trains.

Stations affected:

  • Syston
  • Sileby
  • Barrow-upon-Soar
  • Beeston
  • Loughborough
  • Leicester

Nottingham to Lincoln

Train services will continue to run from Newark Castle to Lincoln throughout the re-signalling work.

From Saturday 20 July to Friday 9 August and on the weekend of 24/25 August, connecting bus services will run between Newark Castle and Nottingham, with an hourly bus service from Rolleston, Fiskerton, Bleasby, Thurgaton, Lowdham, Burton Joyce and Carlton to Nottingham.

From 10 August to 23 August, trains will be running between Nottingham and Lincoln (between 0800-2000). Services will follow the normal calling patterns with slightly extended journey times.

There will also be an hourly express bus service between Newark and East Midlands Parkway, connecting to services to Leicester and beyond throughout the re-signalling work.

Stations affected:

  • Carlton
  • Burton Joyce
  • Lowdham
  • Thurgaton
  • Bleasby
  • Fiskerton
  • Rolleston

Nottingham to Skegness

Train services will continue to run between Grantham and Skegness at all times.

Direct train services will also be running between Nottingham and Skegness on the following days (between 0800-2000):


Monday 22 July to Friday 26 July

Monday 12 August to Friday 23 August


Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July

Saturday 10 August and Sunday 11 August

Saturday 17 August and Sunday 18 August

At all other times, an hourly bus service will run between Nottingham and Grantham with an hourly train service connecting at Grantham for services through to Skegness.

There will also be an hourly express bus service from Grantham to East Midlands Parkway throughout the day to connect in with services to Leicester/Liverpool and Norwich.

During the re-signalling works, additional buses will be on standby at Nottingham station at all times.

Stations affected:

  • Netherfield
  • Radcliffe
  • Bingham
  • Aslockton
  • Elton & Orston
  • Bottesford

All other East Midlands Trains routes will continue to run as normal during the summer. Around three quarters of East Midlands Trains passengers will not see any changes to their travel plans as a resultof the re-signalling work.