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MP campaigns for Sunday service

A Nottinghamshire MP is heading up a campaign for trains to stop on Sundays in his constituency.

From December, a Sunday service will begin on the Robin Hood Line from Nottingham to Worksop but it will not stop at Bulwell station.

Nottingham North MP Graham Allen said he did not understand why the train would not stop on a Sunday, as it did "every other day of the week".

East Midlands Trains said missing a stop would be more efficient.

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In a statement the train company said: "This new Sunday timetable is as specified in our franchise bid, approved by the Department for Transport.

"It has been decided not to stop any services at Bulwell as this is the nearest location to Nottingham that is served by the tram.

"Interchange with the tram can be made at Hucknall for people travelling to Bulwell from locations further down the line."

But Mr Allen said his constituents did not know why they had been left out.

"The customers and people in my constituency would like the train to stop in Bulwell as it does every other day of the week.

"I'm taking up this campaign and I'm going to make sure that we get a full explanation from East Midlands Trains."

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