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West Bridgford
Thursday, July 18, 2019

No trains between Boston and Skegness until next week due to floods

PUBLISHED:

There has been heavy rain flooding the railway at Thorpe Culvert between Boston and Skegness disrupting our trains on the Nottingham/Skegness route.

Floodwater levels are being monitored locally, but remain too high for the line to reopen at this time.

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East Midlands Trains released the information below:

Network Rail have carried out further assessments and have advised that trains will be unable to run between Boston and Skegness until at least Monday 17 June with the possibility of this being extended depending on how the water level subsides and what repairs to the infrastructure may be required.

How does this affect my train?
Trains on the route cannot run between Boston and Skegness.

Trains on the route cannot run between Boston and Skegness.

We still do not have a firm estimate as to when the line will reopen. We do however, know that the earliest the line may be available is Tuesday 18th June 2019.

There are additional concerns regarding electrical cables and damage that may have occurred due to the flooding. The decision has been taken to keep the route closed throughout today and tomorrow whilst the flooding and track are monitored and checked for safety.

How do I get where I need to be?
Trains will continue to run between Boston and Nottingham in both directions.

 

Please be aware; Buses depart at different times to the usual train service, this is to enable customers to connect with their train service wherever possible.

Please note that buses will no longer call at Wainfleet due to the flooding in the area.
Currently our buses are still operating between Boston and Skegness direct, however, Lincolnshire Police advise that the A52 (the main road between Boston and Skegness) is passable under extreme caution only. It is recommended that people avoid travelling where possible.

You may continue to travel as originally planned however your journey may be delayed by up to 90 minutes. We are sorry for the delay to your journey today.

MORE on East Midlands Trains website here

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