04/08/2013

Nottingham rail replacement special - part 2

This summer between 20th July and 25th August a massive railway replacement operation is taking place in the East Midlands area whilst Nottingham station is closed / part closed for up to 5 weeks to allow a major resignalling project to take place.

Our regular correspondant David Bell has visited Nottingham on several occasions already to observe the special workings and has kindly supplied the photographs that make up this two part special.

Nottingham rail replacement, part 2B (c) David Bell
Stagecoach Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident MK02 EFU © David Bell.

Nottingham rail replacement, part 2A (c) David Bell
Notts & Derby Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL W291 PFS © David Bell.

Nottingham rail replacement, part 2B (c) David Bell
Johnson Bros Jonckheere bodied Volvo B10M 98 RT © David Bell

David reports further on one of his visits to Nottingham: "Services start in Station Street and the adjacent Trent Street with many services running to East Midlands Parkway station where passengers can then get trains to various destinations. There is a limited train service on certain days during the peak holiday period to Skegness via Grantham but there are also coaches running to Grantham too. East Midlands trains have really gone to town on the publicity with a multiplicity of handouts and timetables and they even have a football club style mascot 'Shirley' - who was handing out free cakes when I was there!"

Nottingham rail replacement, part 2A (c) David Bell
Skills Coaches East Lancs Cityzen bodied Scania N113DRB W301 MKY © David Bell.

Nottingham rail replacement, part 2A (c) David Bell
McEwans Leyland Tiger bodied Van Hool Alizee D229 HMT © David Bell

Once again many thanks to David for the photographs and also the reports contained in this two part special, if you missed part 1 which includes more photos plus further details of the rail replacement routes you can find it by clicking here.

For more information visit the special section on the East Midlands Trains website.

LOOK OUT for our next two part special - Coaches at the Sandringham Flower Show 2013, the first part of which will be online later this week!