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.

Updated for May 2019 Timetable

xx.37 Lincoln. Mon-Sat. Northern express service starting at Leeds, now being operated by Class 170 3-car trains. There are two separate bike spaces  per train so it can comfortably accommodate 4 bikes, not reservable.  Calls only at Worksop, Gainsborough Lea Road and Saxilby.

xx. 54.Mon-Sat.  Gainsborough Central. Stopping Service. This is a new service as of 19th May 2019. 2 bikes per train, not reservable.

On Sundays we have just one train an hour this route  – first train leaves  leaves at 08:45, express to Worksop & at xx.41 hourly thereafter, calling all stations. Bearing in mind that not long ago there was no service at all on this line for most of Sunday this is a big improvement.

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- 11:54 & 15:54 from Sheffield, 11:14 & 15:11 from Cleethorpes. Perfect for cycling the Lincolnshire Wolds although it’s a bit of a late start – could be handy for getting back though.

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