Stirling to London trains to be reinstated

LNER HST at Grantham
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London North Eastern Railway has announced that the direct Stirling to London train is to be reinstated from 9 December, following a temporary suspension over the summer.

Over the summer, the train operator took the decision to withdraw the train service to improve its’ reliability after damage from the infamous ‘beast from the east’ storm last winter.

Since August, we have implemented a comprehensive programme of reliability improvements to our existing trains.

Monday to Friday the following service will be reinstated from 9 December:

  • 05.26 Stirling – London King’s Cross
  • 15.00 London King’s Cross – Stirling
What did the officials say?

David Horne, Managing Director of LNER says:

“We continue to work hard on existing and new initiatives to improve our performance and I’m delighted to announce that we can reinstate our 0526 Stirling to London and 1500 London to Stirling services, especially as we know how valued they are by the local community.

“We have prioritised the reinstatement of these services and hope this move reassures our customers that we are fully committed to playing our part in connecting this important region of Scotland to the rest of the East Coast Mainline.”

Stirling MP, Stephen Kerr added:

“I was delighted to receive the news that these important services are being reinstated. Through the regular contact I have had with LNER I know they have worked really hard to address the problems that caused the suspension. That they have prioritised this and managed to get the service back running before the end of the year should be acknowledged.”

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  • What about introducing new services that LNER could operate to such as Lincoln, Scarborough and Teeside (including Redcar and Hartlepool).

    And East Midlands Trains to operate their new services from London St. Pancras such as to Grimsby, Lincoln, Gleesthorpe, Hull, Scunthorpe, Scarborough, Matlock, Worksop, Bradford Interchange and Huddersfield. As they operate services to Leeds, Sheffield and across East Midlands such as Derby, Leicester and Nottingham. And from Derby/Nottingham to Liverpool Lime Street, Manchester Piccadilly, Peterborough and Norwich.

    • Aswell from London St Pancras to Corby. As the electrification north of Bedford is going as far as Kettering and Corby.