Trains to Skegness

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Skegness is a seaside town of the North Sea, based in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, approximately 43 miles east of Lincoln. Skegness railway station was built in 1875, the first line was built by Great Northern Railways and it contributed significantly to the development of what used to be primarily a fishing village. East Midlands Trains and Great Northern Railways serve the seaside resort. Since June 2017 there is one hourly services running to and from Nottingham, via Grantham and Derby.

Skegness railway station is connected to and from London King’s Cross with the East Coast Main Line and Nottingham for trains to St Pancras along the Midland Main Line. Skegness railway station is connected to Grantham station where passengers can catch trains to Peterborough, Norwich, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Doncaster, York, Leeds, Hull, Darlington, Newcastle‐upon‐Tyne, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Skegness is connected to Lincoln, Newark, Doncaster and Spalding via Seaford railway station.

Skegness railway station is owned by Network Rail and offers the following facilities to passengers: ticket office, and a self‐service ticket vending machine, toilets, disabled toilets and baby changing facilities. A newsagent stall and 24 hours CCTV security service operate at this station. There are six platforms, however only two (3 and 4) are regularly in use.

Skegness offers Blue flag beaches, such as Gibraltar point and Ingoldmells beach, these are the most beautiful beaches in England’s east coast and thanks to these, the seaside resort is considered a holidaymakers’ paradise. Popular family‐oriented attractions to Skegness include: Natureland Seal Sanctuary, Skegness Aquarium, Fantasy Island Theme Park, Xsite Skate Park, Northsea Observatory, various arcades and so on.

Passengers travelling by train can purchase train tickets to Skegness at the station or online. Advance train tickets can lead to large savings, up to 43% on the original ticket price. Advance tickets purchased online can be collected prior departure at the railway station from self‐service ticket machines. It is essential to carry the debit or credit card used during the online booking and payment process to collect the tickets.