Boston passengers to face disruption due to Nottingham rail works

News from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston
News from the Boston Standard, Lincolnshire: bostonstandard.co.uk, on Twitter @standardboston

A major programme of works begins at Nottingham station tomorrow – meaning passengers travelling from Boston will have to complete their journey to the city by bus.

Nottingham station – and the track leading to it – will shut from tomorrow until Saturday August 25, with replacement buses arranged to Grantham along the Skegness line, which serves Boston.

The £100 million project will see a new platform built at Nottingham and six miles of new track laid.

New timetables and a guide to the works have been drawn up by East Midlands Trains and details include:

*a 15 per cent discount on tickets for people needing to use replacement buses

*two weeks of travel vouchers for season ticket holders

*more than 100 customer service volunteers on hand to help passengers

*two buses an hour are planned to Grantham with other services to East Midlands Parkway, Beeston, Derby, Alfreton, Mansfield, Worksop, Newark Castle

David Horne, Managing Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “A huge amount of effort and more than three years worth of detailed planning has taken place by our teams to ensure our passengers get the best possible service during the works. Our 100+ strong team of volunteers are now getting ready to get out to stations and help our passengers with every step of their journey.

“We’ll be keeping passengers regularly informed on progress with the works and with any useful information they need for their journey with us.”

East Midlands Trains has also launched the Twitter account @shirley_updates to keep people up to date with the works.