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Better rail services promised for some East Midlands Trains passengers

East Midlands Trains has announced improved services Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Improved rail services between Nottingham, Newark Castle and Lincoln will start from today.

After a £2 million boost in government funding, passengers will be able to travel faster between stations on the new Castle Line, and East Midlands Trains has also promised more services.

Bosses at East Midlands Trains say passengers using Newark Castle will benefit from:

  • Most frequent ever service
  • A 41 per cent increase in weekday services
  • An extra 25 trains to and from Nottingham, providing two trains per hour for most of the day
  • Journey times reduced to just over 20 minutes on fast services to and from Nottingham
  • Fiskerton and Collingham will have more weekday services than they have ever had
  • Extra weekday morning peak service to Nottingham
  • Extra weekday evening service from Nottingham
  • More travel opportunities with an hourly service to Matlock via Derby
An East Midlands train passes through Nottingham station Credit: Martin Keene/PA Archive/Press Association Images

“I am absolutely delighted that we are introducing our new and much improved services for the communities and businesses along the Castle Line.

“The new services are a particular boost to the smaller, intermediate stations along the route as many of them will now have more services than they have ever had in more than a century.

"This is a real boost for the region and we are over the moon to have worked closely with so many partners and supporters to make this happen.

“However, we are far from complacent and know there is still more we can do to improve services for the Castle Line and we will continue to work hard, with our partners, to make further improvements.”

– Simon Taylor, Head of Network Development for East Midlands Trains

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War re-enactment to continue in Newark

Hundreds of people will take part in the second day of war re-enactment in Newark, to mark the opening of the National Civil War Centre.

An special app has already been made to teach visitors the civil was history of the town Credit: ITV News Central

Yesterday saw the bombardment of Newark Castle with the exchange of cannon fire, and a reconstructed battle between Parliamentarian troops and Cavalier defenders.

Today there will be more bombardment, more battles, and a wreath-laying to remember those who died during the siege of Newark - the final one saw 16,000 troops seal off the town from November 1645 to May 1646.

General election: Newark household backing all parties

The home was spotted by the Conservative candidate Robert Jenrick Credit: @RobertJenrick/Twitter

The upcoming election is one of the most unpredictable in modern times and no place represents it better than this house in Newark.

The home has stickers asking voters to choose Labour, Conservative, UKIP, the Liberal Democrats and the Green Party.

It was spotted and tweeted by the Conservative candidate for Newark, Robert Jenrick.

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