Friday 28 February 2014

Alliance Rail/GNER Cleethorpes-London Service Application

It's been in the planning stage for a few years, but Alliance Rail yesterday (27th Feb) formally announced an application to operate up to four trains per day between Cleethorpes, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Doncaster and London Kings Cross from December 2017, using the GNER brand. Services would be operated by Hitachi Super Express Trains (the trains being developed as part of the Intercity Express Programme). Their website also indicates that services would stop at Habrough. Earlier plans for stops at Thorne South and Retford seem to have been scrapped, and the lack of a Barnetby stop remains a surprise.

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