Heading East – Train Assisted

East is Easy. There is one regular train route heading directly East, going to Worksop, Gainsborough and Lincoln and some smaller stations.

xx.38 Lincoln. Northern service normally 2-car trains. 2 bikes per train, not reservable and as the trains are often busy it is wise to assume that you won’t get a third bike on, although the guards will normally accommodate you if they can.

Note that  as of 10th December 2017 we at last have a Sunday morning service on this route  – first train leaves  leaves at 08:42, calling at Kiveton Park only then express to Worksop. & hourly thereafter, but calling points vary.

The Sheffield  – Worksop line runs parallel to NCN6, with direct access at Shireoaks. Kiveton Park gives good access to the Chesterfield Canal towpath. At Lincoln you can get onto NCN1, the North Sea Cycle route.

On Saturdays only, there is  a train that goes to nice places like Barnetby- 12:03 & 16:01 from Sheffield, 15:20 & 18:32 from Cleethorpes. Perfect for cycling the Lincolnshire Wolds although it’s a bit of a late start – could be handy for getting back though.

This service will be moving to Northern Connect during 2019 and as preparation for this some trains now start and finish at Leeds.

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