Heading East – Train Assisted

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

Pre-covid we were starting to see improvements, with express trains to Lincoln and stopping trains into previously hardly used Gainsbororough Central, but that’s all gone into a siding.

Updated  Dec 2023

xx.37 or 38 Lincoln. Mon-Sat. Northern service stopping all stations. 2 bikes per train, not reservable. Many of these trains start from Leeds.

On Sundays as well we have just one train an hour this route  – first train leaves at 08:45, express to Worksop & at xx.41 hourly thereafter, calling all stations.

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.

You can use the Mon-Fri only 0954 to Brigg via Cleethorpes service as an express to visit Retford, a pleasant market town- drop in at the excellent Mamma Giusi’s Italian deli & have a ride along the canal. As it’s less well used than the stopping trains it’s a good one to take your bike on – the canal towpath is pretty gnarly between Worksop and Retford, but its well paved from Worksop to Kiveton Park. Clumber Park is easily accessible from Worksop.

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