More rail services coming to Spalding
South Holland commuters have welcomed news that the area will be getting an improved railway service later this spring.
More train services will be stopping at Spalding Railway Station when East Midlands Trains unveils its new timetable in May.
An East Midlands Railway spokesperson said: “With the introduction of our new timetable in May, Spalding station will benefit from more consistent weekday services between Peterborough and Lincoln and will run later throughout the day.”
Rail campaigner David Mortimer has been fighting for improved services on the Peterborough to Lincoln line and has welcomed the news.
Mr Mortimer feels that an increased services will not only be a boost for commuters but it will also bring more people to Spalding.
He said: “This is going to improve services much more.
“People will not only be able to use it to and from Lincoln but they will also be able to use it when commuting to London.
“I have a lot of people complain to my group about people who work in Lincoln have to drive every day. This new service will take more cars off the road and it will be beneficial for Spalding itself.
“It could bring more people to the town.”
Coun Rodney Grocock, who sits on Lincolnshire County Council’s Highways and Transport Committee, has also welcomed the news after corresponding with EMR.
He said:”I think it is absolutely wonderful for the transport needs of Spalding for students and people using Lincoln hospital.
“People who commute will be able to use the train and that will take so many cars off the roads and improve life for everyone. Our roads have taken a battering with the rain. It has been a terrible year for our roads.”
Network Rail has undertaken a number of improvements at Spalding Railway Station last year.