Nottingham to Lincoln Line


Nottingham to Lincoln Line
Nottingham-Lincoln Line

A East Midlands Trains class 153 at Lincoln
Overview
Type Heavy rail
System National Rail
Status Operational
Locale Lincolnshire
Nottinghamshire
Leicestershire
East Midlands
Termini Nottingham
52°56′50″N 1°08′48″W / 52.9471°N 1.1467°W / 52.9471; -1.1467 (Nottingham station)
Lincoln Central
53°13′35″N 0°32′23″W / 53.2263°N 0.5398°W / 53.2263; -0.5398 (Lincoln station)
Stations 13
Operation
Opened 1846
Owner Network Rail
Operator(s) East Midlands Trains
East Coast
Rolling stock Class 43 "HST"
Class 153 "Super Sprinter"
Class 156 "Super Sprinter"
Class 158 "Express Sprinter"
Class 222 "Meridian"
Technical
No. of tracks Two
Electrification Standard Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in)
Operating speed 60 mph (100 km/h) maximum
[v · d · e]Nottingham to Lincoln Line
Legend
Head station
Lincoln Central
Stop on track
Hykeham
Unknown BSicon "eHST"
Thorpe (station closed)
Stop on track
Swinderby
Stop on track
Collingham
Continuation to left Unknown BSicon "KRZl" Track turning from right
Straight track Station on track
Newark North Gate
Straight track Unknown BSicon "CONTd"
East Coast Main Line
Station on track
Newark Castle
Stop on track
Rolleston
Stop on track
Fiskerton
Stop on track
Bleasby
Stop on track
Thurgarton
Stop on track
Lowdham
Stop on track
Burton Joyce
Stop on track
Carlton
Junction from left Continuation to right
Nottingham to Grantham Line
End station
Nottingham (Nottingham Express Transit Station Street)


The Nottingham to Lincoln Line is a railway line in central England, running from Nottingham north east to Lincoln.

The line between Newark and Lincoln is currently only cleared for 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) speeds, Nottinghamshire County Council have paid for a study into 90 miles per hour (140 km/h) running.[1]

Contents

History

The Nottingham to Lincoln line was opened by the Midland Railway on 3 August 1846. It was engineered by George Stephenson.[citation needed]

Current operations

Passenger services on the line are provided by East Midlands Trains, using a mix of mainly Class 156 diesel multiple units, Class 158 diesel multiple units, and pairs of Class 153 diesel multiple units. At certain times, Class 156 and Class 153 trains run coupled together. Many trains on this route continue southward of Nottingham to Leicester via the Midland Main Line. Some trains call at Newark North Gate (this is generally the first 2 trains of the day, and the last 2 trains of the day) by running down the spur at the side of the East Coast Main Line and then reversing back again. Many trains also run between Newark Northgate and Lincoln Central throughout the day, usually timed to provide connections to London Kings Cross and other stations on the East Coast Main Line. Many of the trains between Newark Northgate and Lincoln Central continue on to Grimsby Town with the first and last trains of the day continuing to Cleethorpes. Summer Sundays sees a scheduled Newark NG-Lincoln Central - Cleethorpes service. As of 22 May 2011 East Coast now run 1 train a day from London to Lincoln.

The line serves the following places.

Service

The service is generally hourly Monday-Saturday with a less frequent service on Sunday. The first trains usually depart on Sundays in either direction during mid-afternoon, giving no morning Sunday service. One train daily on a Monday to Saturday runs along the line from Lincoln Central to London St. Pancras in the morning, and from London St. Pancras back to Lincoln Central in the evening. It only calls at the busier stations along the line, namely Collingham, Newark Castle, Lowdham (evening journey only), and Nottingham. The train travels along the Midland Main Line for the Nottingham - London portion of the journey. There is also one train a day run by East Coast from London to lincoln

References

Coordinates: 53°04′36″N 0°50′20″W / 53.0767°N 0.8390°W / 53.0767; -0.8390


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Nottingham to Grantham Line — Nottingham Grantham Line A class 158 nearing Radcliffe station Overview Type Heavy rail System …   Wikipedia

  • Nottingham-Lincoln Line — The line between Newark and Lincoln is currently only cleared for 60mph running, Nottinghamshire County Council have paid for a study into a 90mph railway. [cite web|url=http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/displayNode.jsp?nodeId=134487… …   Wikipedia

  • Doncaster to Lincoln Line — Overview Type Heavy rail System National Rail Status Operational Locale Yorkshire and the Humber East Midlands …   Wikipedia

  • Sheffield to Lincoln Line — The Sheffield to Lincoln line is a railway line in England. It runs from Sheffield east to Lincoln via Worksop, Retford and Gainsborough Lea Road. The route comprises the main line of the former Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway, to… …   Wikipedia

  • Lincoln St. Marks railway station — Infobox UK disused station name = Lincoln St. Marks gridref = SK973707 caption = manager = Midland Railway owner = LMSR Eastern Region of British Railways locale = Lincoln borough = Shire district of Lincoln, Lincolnshire platforms = 2 years = 4… …   Wikipedia

  • Nottingham Carrington Street railway station — Nottingham Carrington Street Original station at Nottingham Carrington Street. Location Place Nottingham …   Wikipedia

  • Lincoln Christmas Market — Lincoln Christmas Market, held in Lincoln, England, is one of the largest Christmas markets in Europe, attracting up to 250,000 visitors over the four day event.Held around three weeks before Christmas, the market spreads around the historic… …   Wikipedia

  • Nottingham railway station — Nottingham Location Place …   Wikipedia

  • Nottingham Castle — Part of Nottinghamshire Nottingham, England …   Wikipedia

  • Nottingham Corporation Tramways — This article is about trams between 1898–1938. For trams between 1875 1897, see Nottingham and District Tramways Company Limited. For trams from 2004 onwards, see Nottingham Express Transit. Tram passing Nottingham Victoria Railway Station… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.