More than 100 trains on Saturday

Police on the scene at Winsover Road level crossing last Saturday. SG280215-104TW

Police on the scene at Winsover Road level crossing last Saturday. SG280215-104TW

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Spalding will have more than 100 trains passing through on Saturday with services peaking at six to seven an hour between 9am and 10pm.

It’s the second week of a five week diversion of East Coast mainline trains due to multiple works on that line.


Last Saturday road traffic flowed freely as hundreds of drivers stayed away, but some traders suffered as takings dived.

The website www.realtraintimes.co.uk reveals 115 trains are due to pass through the town on Saturday – two more than the previous weekend.

Network Rail says there will be one to three trains an hour between 1.30am-5.30am, with services increasing to six to seven an hour between 5.30am and 9am, with six to seven an hour for the remainder of the day.

Spalding and Peterborough Transport Forum plans to hold a public meeting to gauge the effects of the diversions which run to March 28, inclusive.

Forum chairman George Scott said the transport campaign group wants to assess “what was good and what was bad” about the diversions.

He said: “A thought should also be given to those people living next to the line when this is happening as combined with the freight trains now using the line this is a big imposition on their lives.”