Travel plans for our first League 2 away trip of the season to Mansfield Town is going to be seriously disrupted by a £100m investment in the railways around Nottingham.
The engineering works, which run for some time, includes:-
- a new station platform at Nottingham
- 143 new signals
- six miles of new track
- three signal boxes and Trent power signalbox closed,replaced with two new workstations at Derby signalling centre
- two renewed level crossings
- two level crossings closed and replaced with footbridges
Buses will run from Derby to Nottingham, then Nottingham to Mansfield. The combined trip will be 2 hours in duration. There appears to be a timetabling issue for those needing to get back to Exeter. Either catch the 16.55 bus out of Mansfield Woodhouse, or catch the 18.25 and not get back to Exeter until 08.59 the following morning after an overnight at Bristol Temple Mead!
Trains from Exeter:-
|Dep Exeter St Davids 07.23||Arr Derby at 10:41||Train||CROSSCOUNTRY||03h 18|
|Dep Derby 11.00||Arr Nottingham at 11.45||Bus||CROSSCOUNTRY||00h 45|
|Dep Nottingham 12.05||Arr Mansfield Woodhouse at 13.00||Bus||EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS||00h 55|
|Travel Time||5h 37m|
|Dep Mansfield Woodhouse at 16.55||Arr Nottingham at 17.55||Bus||EAST MIDLANDS TRAINS||01h 00|
|Dep Nottingham at 18.15||Arr Derby 19.00||Bus||CROSSCOUNTRY||00h 45|
|Dep Derby at 19.27||Arr Exeter St Davids at 22.43||Train||CROSSCOUNTRY||03h 16|
|Travel Time||5h 48m|
Exeter City fans travelling up from London, will change at East Midlands Parkway, catching a bus to Nottingham, then another bus to Mansfield Woodhouse.