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Rail services back to normal after landslip

People travelling by train from Spalding to Lincoln face disruption because of a landslip that has blocked the line, with replacement buses operating between Sleaford and Lincoln Central stations.

People travelling by train from Spalding to Lincoln face disruption because of a landslip that has blocked the line, with replacement buses operating between Sleaford and Lincoln Central stations.

 

MONDAY 11.45AM: People in Spalding can travel to Lincoln again by train after a land slip blocking the line meant services had to be suspended.

Recent heavy rain and flooding caused soil on a bank in Ruskington to slide onto the track and trains between Sleaford and Lincoln were stopped last Tuesday while repairs took place.

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8TH 5PM: Train passengers are facing disruption to their journeys from Spalding to Lincoln because of a landslip caused by recent storms in the county.

All rail services between Sleaford and Lincoln Central have been suspended while repair work is carried out after bad weather caused soil to slide and block the track at Ruskington.

Eeplacement bus services will operate between Sleaford and Lincoln in both directions until Monday, but trains will run as normal between Sleaford and Peterborough.

Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail, said: “Detailed assessment indicates that we need 2,500 tonnes of stone to sufficiently stabilise the bank to allow trains to run.

“Our engineers will remain in the area for several weeks repairing wider storm damage and working to reopen the line.

“We apologise to passengers that rail services between Sleaford and Lincoln are suspended, however, replacement road transport is currently operating.

“Passengers are advised to check on our website where they can dowload our bus timetable before they travel.”

For more information, go to www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

 

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