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Nottingham-Grantham Line

Nottingham-Grantham Line
A class 158 nearing Radcliffe station
Overview
Type Heavy rail
System National Rail
Status Operational
Locale Lincolnshire
Nottinghamshire
East Midlands
Termini

Nottingham
52°56′50″N 1°08′48″W / 52.9471°N 1.1467°W / 52.9471; -1.1467 (Nottingham station)
Grantham
52°54′24″N 0°38′35″W / 52.9067°N 0.6430°W / 52.9067; -0.6430 (Grantham station)

Stations 8
Operation
Opening 1850
Owner Network Rail
Operator(s) East Midlands Trains
Rolling stock Class 153 Super Sprinter
Class 156 Super Sprinter
Class 158 Express Sprinter
Technical
No. of tracks Two
Track gauge
Nottingham-Grantham Line

The Nottingham to Grantham Line is a branch line between the towns of Nottingham and Grantham in the East Midlands of England. It follows the A52.

The following places are served by the line.

Routes to Skegness

At Grantham, the line meets the East Coast Main Line and also the Grantham to Skegness Line. Not all Skegness-bound trains stop at Grantham, and the express service (limited stop) has its first stop at Sleaford, splitting from the Grantham line near Allington onto the Grantham Avoiding Line at Allington junction.[1] The journey on this route to Skegness takes 1 hour 50 minutes, compared to 2 hours 20 minutes via Grantham.

History

The line was initially operated by the Ambergate, Nottingham, Boston and Eastern Junction Railway from 15 July 1850, taken over by the GNR in 1852. At Bottesford, the line was crossed by a north-south LNWR line from Melton Mowbray to Newark on Trent (this northern section was owned by GNR). A western spur of this railway (through Barnstone) joined at Saxondale junction.[2]

Services were disrupted in July 2012 when an embankment collapsed near Allington.[3][4] The line is also due to close for up to six weeks in summer 2013 as part of a large-scale improvement to Nottinghamshire's rail network.[5] Skegness councillors were critical of the decision to close the line during the height of the tourist season, but Network Rail, the rail infrastructure company, stated that the summer was the quietest time on the line.[6]

Services

All services along the line are provided by East Midlands Trains, mainly an hourly service in each direction between Liverpool Lime Street and Norwich, calling only at Nottingham and Grantham; and an hourly service each direction between Nottingham and Skegness, via Grantham, calling at most stations. Very few trains serve Netherfield or Radcliffe. The Liverpool-Norwich service is usually formed of Class 158 Express Sprinter diesel multiple units (DMUs), the Skegness service is usually formed of Class 156 Super Sprinter DMUs, occasionally supplemented by Class 153 Super Sprinter DMUs.

References

External links

  • "Binghams Railways". Bingham Heritage Trails Association. Retrieved 21 July 2012

Coordinates: 52°57′12″N 0°52′30″W / 52.9533°N 0.8750°W / 52.9533; -0.8750

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