Saturday, October 31, 2015
BIG IMPROVEMENT TO BRIGG RAILWAY STATION AREA
BY PAUL JOHNSON - FRIENDS OF THE BRIGG & LINCOLN LINES GROUP
On Friday the 24th I had the pleasure of attending the Network Rail Northern Lincolnshire Working Group in Lincoln.
This group is formed of people from the railway industry and local councils and is to forward plan ideas and solutions to bring the railways of North Lincolnshire and its structures up to date.
It is quite clear that the cutbacks of the 1980s in BR have had an effect on the Brigg Line and it service planning.
Single line sections between Gainsborough and Kirton In Lindsey, Brigg and Wrawby Junction, and Grimsby Town and Cleethorpes make trying to plan a service a nightmare.
Network Rail admit they are looking at doubling the section between Grimsby Town and Cleethorpes, as with an improved Brigg Line service this will become a hot spot for bottlenecks.
Saturday 25th October - a bad weather day
Brigg station area was very clean and praise must be given to John Pickard, from North Lincolnshire Council, who despite a limited budget is trying to keep on top of the ongoing problems in the station area with fly-tipping.
Both Brigg and Gainsborough Central now have spray markings where the new footbridges will go. A number of people who got on the train at Brigg thought the footbridges would include a ramp. They are in for a surprise!
Thanks to Neil, from the Friends Of Glossop station, who took time out to visit the Brigg Line on what was an awful day for travelling.
We are delighted to say that both the Brigg Heritage Centre and North Lincolnshire Council have now updated their webpages to include details of the Brigg Line.
Meet The Manager: To confirm again, the Northern Rail meet the management event will take place on Thursday 12th November, 10am-12pm, Bandstand, Market Place, Brigg. (ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND - N.F ADDS)
Some pictures from Saturday can be found through the link below.
HOW TO CONTACT US....
Friends Of The Brigg & Lincoln Lines
Passenger Survey: http://eSurv.org?s=LIMJGK_d6fe98a0