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Sheffield-Lincoln Line

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Sheffield-Lincoln Line

Sheffield to Lincoln Line
Kiveton Bridge station
Type Heavy rail
System National Rail
Status Operational
Locale East Midlands
Yorkshire and the Humber
Termini Sheffield
Stations 12
Owner Network Rail
Operator(s) Northern Rail
East Midlands Trains
Rolling stock Class 142 "Pacer"
Class 144 "Pacer"
Class 153 "Sprinter"
No. of tracks Two
Track gauge
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 Gainsborough, Trent Junction, where it then follows the former Great Northern and Great Eastern Joint line to Lincoln Central. The former main line continues from Trent Junction to Wrawby Junction, Barnetby, much of it now single line, where it then runs to Cleethorpes. This is currently served by six trains (three each way) on Saturdays only.[1]

The cities, towns and villages served by the route are listed below.


Former MS&LR (later GCR) main line to Grimsby

Services on the line are provided by Northern Rail and often continue through Sheffield to the Sheffield to Hull Line or to the Penistone Line.

Types of train

The line is operated by Northern Rail, who mainly utilise Class 142 and Class 144 sets (though Class 153 single railcars can also appear[2]). From Gainsborough Trent Junction (where the line from Doncaster joins) eastwards to Lincoln, class 153 and Class 156 units operated by East Midlands Trains share the route. The Brigg route is also used by freight traffic between Immingham docks and the power stations at West Burton, Cottam (after reversing in Worksop sidings) and West Yorkshire & the East Midlands.


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