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East Midlands Railway services disrupted between Lincoln Central and Newark Castle stations due to signalling fault

Rail passengers are facing disruption and cancellation due to a signalling fault.

The service disruption is being felt for trains due to run between Lincoln Central and Newark Castle stations – and the issue is expected for the rest of the day.

East Midlands Railway says it has been caused by a fault with the signalling system between Collingham and Newark.

Newark Castle Railway Station.
Newark Castle Railway Station.

It is disrupting the operators trains on the Newark to Lincoln Central route and the Leicester, Lincoln and Grimsby route.

A statement on EMR’s website said: “Network Rail have teams on site, looking into the fault they are waiting for a replacement generator which is en route, they are expecting the problem to continue for the rest of the day.”

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Trains are unable to run from Lincoln Central and Newark Northgate in both directions and between Lincoln Central and Newark Castle in both directions.

Tickets can be used on LNER services between Grantham and Newark Northgate in both direction, although services on that line also being delayed, Northern between Lincoln Central, Worksop and Sheffield in both directions, to connect with services to Nottingham.

From Lincoln, passengers can also travel via Sleaford to connect with services towards Nottingham.

EMR stated: “If using alternative routes please be aware this will add up to 60 minutes to your journey time.”

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