Reduction in rail service at Rasen station

A reduced timetable is now in place at Market Rasen railway station.

Market Rasen station EMN-200329-151544001
Market Rasen station EMN-200329-151544001

It comes after the government and rail operators across the UK agreed reductions in service levels following reduced passenger demand, as people change their travel patterns to help tackle the spread of 
COVID-19.

An East Midlands Trains spokesman said: “Services on this route [Newark to Grimsby, via Market Rasen] will start slightly later and finish slightly earlier than 
normal.

“However, typical morning and evening peak periods will be protected.

“This is because this line is operated by legacy signalling and the curtailed working day is to give the best possible chance for our partners at Network Rail to continue to operate the signalling systems.

“Some services on this route will not run as far as Newark Northgate and will terminate at Lincoln instead.

“Others will not run as far as Cleethorpes or Grimsby Town.

“The timetables that are on the website are the amended services and this is in place for the foreseeable future or until we have to follow any further advice as provided by the government.”

The government and rail operators made the decision to keep core services running to ensure those who need to get to work, including emergency services and NHS, can continue to do so.

The joint decision also enables important freight services to continue, ensuring the movement of goods and supplies.

The changes came into force on Monday (March 
23).

The latest timetables can be viewed at eastmidlandsrailway.co.uk.