Trains stopped for line work

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Commuters who travel to Lincoln by train will have no service from tomorrow (Thursday) as Network Rail continues its improvements to the line.

Trains running between Spalding and Lincoln will be affected until April 14 while work is carried out on four improved level crossings and 19 miles of new signalling.

The work is the next phase of investment to modernise the Great Northern Great Eastern (GNGE) line between Peterborough and Doncaster via Lincoln.

Phil Verster, route managing director for Network Rail, explained: “The GNGE line is an important route for both freight and passenger trains. Demand for rail services continues to grow and the upgrade of this line is an important project to help meet that demand

“During just ten days our engineers will install modern signals which will help to allow for future increases in services as well as improving reliability. At the same time the level crossings at Scopwick, Rowston, Blankney and Sleaford North will be upgraded with the latest technology.”

The new electronic system will replace 1930s technology and be controlled from Network Rail’s Lincoln Signalling Control Centre.