Saturday, July 22, 2017
BIDDING TO GET BRIGG A SIX DAYS A WEEK PASSENGER TRAIN SERVICE
Efforts are to be made to get Brigg a new SIX DAYS A WEEK passenger train service, running every couple of hours, from very early morning until late at night.
Since the 1990s our station has only received passenger trains on a Saturday - and then only three in each direction to Sheffield and Cleethorpes.
A consultation about train services in the East Midlands has now been launched by the Government.
Campaigner for improved local rail services, Paul Johnson, pictured above on our station, told Brigg Blog: "The Brigg Line community rail partnership and the Brigg Line group will put forward the case to extend the present Nottingham to Worksop service to Cleethorpes via Brigg on a 2-hrly basis.
"EMT (East Midland Trains) already run Lincoln to Grimsby Town and soon will have Cleethorpes to Barton-on-Humber (transferred from Northern) so if part of the Brigg Line became EMT it would enhance the need for a crewing base at either Grimsby or Cleethorpes.
"The need from all the local councillors and MPs on the line to promote the services is now paramount."
Dated July 2017, the 52-page East Midlands Rail Franchise Public Consultation document has a sub-heading Driving Growth in the East Midlands.
The Department For Transport will welcome people's comments up to October 11.
Tell the Department your views by following this link...