Friday, October 09, 2015
ONLY ONE DAY A WEEK BRIGG TRAIN SERVICE - THAT'S 'CRIMINAL'
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3 REVIEW - BY PAUL JOHNSON
As the train from Sheffield left Brigg at 0919 it was well loaded for the time of year with very few empty seats left; 29 got on at Worksop, 16 at Retford, 10 at Gainsborough Central,1 at Kirton Lindsey and 7 at Brigg.
Stockport County were playing at Gainsborough Trinity and around 20 fans came off the 1203 Sheffield Midland service at Gainsborough Central. At least 6 new customers were on the 1203 Sheffield Midland to Cleethorpes via Brigg service leaving Gainsborough Central - all holding the new Brigg Line guide.
The 1520 Cleethorpes to Sheffield Midland via Brigg service was well loaded again
The feedback on the train was the same: An earlier train is needed from Cleethorpes to Sheffield in the morning and a later one from Sheffield to Cleethorpes in the evening.
The group advised all concern that they need to contact Northern Rail so the details/views are logged.
October 1st marked 23 years since the last weekday working of a passenger service on the 72-mile-long Brigg Line.
In the words of one passenger on a resent service: " Its criminal, just criminal!"
BRIGG LINE GUIDE
All 3,000 have now gone out up and down the line, as well as been displayed at Meadowhall & Leeds Station, National Railway Museum, at Shildon and soon in London Kings Cross Station thanks to a travelling Brigg resident.
It is quite clear that in future we will need to print more than this amount as in a number of locations they are running out.
The new guide, which will be out around Xmas time, will be revamped with ticketing and pricing information so that new customers know what they should be paying.
We shall be asking again for councils up and down the line to contribute to the printing costs since most of the last batch was done through private finance. Since the line will contribute to better economic growth, it's only fair.