As a frequent visitor to Spalding I find train services to south Lincolnshire are limited.
When you travel from the north of England there is a change of train at Doncaster and Lincoln, with a 50-minute wait at the latter.
One day me and the wife decided to have a day in Lincoln, travelling from Spalding. However, the last train back to Spalding was at 4pm – I found it hard to believe.
I heard a number of reports about a better train service being planned some time ago but nothing happens.
I think Lincolnshire County Council and South Holland District should get involved in a better rail service for Spalding and that they should support it for the benefit of the town.
A good rail service will benefit the town – if not people will just move away, house prices will tumble, shops will close and Spalding will become a ghost town.
I believe if you fight for a better train service you will get it. Why not do what Leeds did? The council and businessmen got involved so instead of a train each hour it got increased by a train every 30minutes.