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
“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.”
The A1 in Newark is closed in both directions after a serious accident involving two lorries, leaving one on fire.
The road is closed between A46 / B6166 Lincoln Road (Newark Showground) and A52 (Grantham North / Barrowby Turn Off). There is congestion on the A1 to B6325 / Bathley Lane / Nelson Lane (South Muskham) South.
Newark castle was bombarded with cannon fire this weekend as visitors flocked to the opening of the UK's first Civil War museum.Read the full story ›
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.
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.
Newark's National Civil War Centre opened its doors this morning with a historical reenactment drawing in the crowds.Read the full story ›
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.
A617 in both directions closed, slow traffic due to accident, car and coach involved between Ollerton Road (Kelham) and A616 Great North Road / A46 / B6326 (Cattle Market Island, Newark). Police directing traffic. Note change of location.
Christmas Day Truce memorial plaque unveiled in NottinghamshireRead the full story ›
A memorial will be unveiled in Newark tomorrow commemorating the anniversary of the Christmas Day Truce of 1914.
The town's under-21s football club travelled to Ypres earlier this year to recreate the First World War match against their German twin town, FC Emmendingen.
East Midlands Trains are reporting delays on their service between Nottingham and Newark.