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Flood affected train services back to normal in Lincolnshire

By PWhitelam_LE  |  Posted: December 06, 2013

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East Midlands Trains has today restored train services on all routes following severe flood warnings which forced services to be suspended on eastern parts of the network.

Train services are now returning to normal between Sleaford, Boston and Skegness and between Barnetby and Grimsby Town after the routes were closed yesterday by Network Rail due to a serious risk of flooding.

As a result, passengers were advised not to travel until lunchtime today. However, Network Rail has now confirmed that the routes can be re-opened and train services have now resumed.

Neil Micklethwaite, East Midlands Trains' Customer Service and Commercial Director, said: "It has been a challenging 24 hours on parts of our network and many of our staff have worked tirelessly to assist customers in very difficult circumstances.

“Employees, some of whom live in the areas affected by flooding, have braved the elements to help arrange taxis and even hotel rooms for customers to ensure that nobody was left without anywhere to go. I would like to thank all of our staff for their efforts and also thank customers for their patience during this disruption. We are pleased that services can now return to normal."

Customers with tickets dated Thursday, December 5, 2013 can use them for travel today.

The latest up-to-date service information for customers is available at www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk and on Twitter @EMTrains

Meanwhile, services on the East Coast mainline are also back to normal.

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