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Rail passengers on the Lincolnshire coast set for a smoother ride

16 March 2012

We'll finish replacing 500 yards of rail, ballast and sleepers at Wainfleet on the Boston to Skegness line this month.


The track between Boston and Skegness was opened in 1873 and has suffered from years of underinvestment. It is an important line for both residents and visitors and this work will give a new lease of life to the route. Work to renew the line has been scheduled around the busy summer season at Skegness.

Better, more reliable journeys

Tony Raine, our general manager said: “In recent years we have invested more than £20m renewing this line. Not only will this make passengers journey more comfortable but the track will be more reliable too. This is the last stage which will affect train services – any remaining work can be completed when trains are not scheduled to run.

“This project is already delivering huge benefits to the thousands of people who use this route. We are getting extra value by using recycled materials on an unprecedented scale, resulting in massive amounts of track replaced quickly saving money and carbon.”

Temporary timetable

On Saturday 24 March 2012 and Sunday 25 March 2012 replacement buses will run between Boston and Skegness.

Station Road closure

We'll need to close both the road and footpath on Station Road at the following times to allow us to complete the work safely:

  • 23 March 2012 - 26 March 2012: 20:00-07:00
  • 26 March 2012 - 27 March 2012: 22:00-07:00
  • 27 March 2012 - 28 March 2012: 22:00-07:00
  • 28 March 2012 - 29 March 2012: 22:00-07:00
  • 29 March 2012 - 30 March 2012: 22:00-07:00

Free transport will be provided to give people access to the town centre via the diversion route from 22:00 Saturday 23 March 2012 to 07:00 Monday 26 March 2012.