Seems easy enough - just extend the final Lincoln train through to Cleethorpes and it runs back to Doncaster via Scunthorpe instead of going via Gainsborough with the opposite in the morning.According to Modern Railway May 2021 issue page 24 , LNER are to introduce a London to Cleethorpes service as part of the timetable overhaul planned post-upgrade.
Seems easy enough - just extend the final Lincoln train through to Cleethorpes and it runs back to Doncaster via Scunthorpe instead of going via Gainsborough with the opposite in the morning.
Logically, it would enable the first and last trains from Lincoln to Cleethorpes to spend the day on the Barton branch with the LNER trains taking the place of the first Cleethorpes to Lincoln train and the last Lincoln to Cleethorpes train.Seems like thats what they are doing
Its the first and last trains i think
I wonder what the stopping pattern will be. Will it stop at Market Rasen, Barnetby, Habrough like the old IC 125 service did. To be honest I doubt demand is big enough for any of them.
With this and a regular Middlesbrough service, I predict geographically challenged people blundering around Kings Cross asking what‘s happened to their Lincoln and York trains….
From next May LNER want to run one train per day between Cleethorpes, Grimsby and London via Lincoln.
On weekdays it would leave Cleethorpes at 6:24am and Grimsby at 6:32am, arriving at London's King's Cross at 9:25am.
The return leg would depart from London at 16:10pm, getting back to Grimsby for 19:05pm
One train would operate in each direction between Monday and Saturday, while on Sundays one service would operate northbound, taking passengers between the capital and Grimsby.
The plans are at an early stage and the company says they may 'change slightly'. LNER has yet to decide which stations the train will call at along the route.
It would use the new 5-car Azuma trains introduced to the East Coast Mainline in 2019.
You can have your say on the plans here. The consultation runs until August 2021.