Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Giles McNeill has welcomed proposals for additional railway services in West Lindsey. He said:
“Consultation is currently underway by East Midlands Trains which are seeking views on extending services in and out of our district.
“The proposals would directly affect Market Rasen Train Station, which recently underwent a major refurbishment and was opened by the Princess Royal in 2018. It would see more services connecting to Lincoln, Grimsby and Leicester and is further proof of clear investment by third parties into our district.
“I would encourage as many people as possible to take part in the consultation, as the extra services would improve connections for people who live and visit West Lindsey and beyond.”
In 2019 the Market Rasen Station Community Project won a West Lindsey Community Award for its Contribution to Arts and Culture.
The active group of station adopters, the Friends of Market Rasen Station also won Gold in the ‘It’s your Station Category’ at the 2019 Association of Community Rail Partnership Awards for the work they do to make the station welcoming and attractive.
The station is covered by the North Notts and Lincs Community Rail Partnership, the officer for which is hosted by Council.
If you would like to find out more about this consultation or make a representation people should visit www.eastmidlandsrailways.co.uk/december2020. The consultation closes on Friday, 14 February.