Efforts being made to improve public transport in North Lincolnshire on Sundays will be of interest to a good many people living in the Brigg area.
FROM KIRSTY WESTFIELD, NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL
North Lincolnshire Council supports plans put forward by TransPennine Express and Northern Rail to improve Sunday services between Manchester Airport and Cleethorpes, and some enhancements to the weekday service.
The plans include new Sunday services between Cleethorpes and Manchester Airport, as well as more train times added for Saturdays and in the week. These new TransPennine Express services are expected to be implemented in December 2017.
Northern Rail is proposing changes to services from May 2018. These include extended train times between Scunthorpe and Sheffield.
Cllr Richard Hannigan, Cabinet Member for Safer, Greener and Cleaner Places, said: "We welcome these plans for improved railway services in North Lincolnshire. TransPennine Express and Northern Rail’s plans offer an improved service for residents, especially on Sundays.
“We are working with the providers to secure even more improvements for railway services in North Lincolnshire.”
N.F. ADDS: This is welcome news for local rail travellers. But if/when the extra trains arrive, can we expect additional buses to be provided from the Brigg area to connect with them at Barnetby (pictured above) and Scunthorpe stations? Integrated public transport is surely the goal. Below are pictures of the No 68 Wold Villager, Hornsby No 4 and CallConnect buses in Cary Lane, Brigg. But which will running to get you to the railway station on time on time if extra Sunday trains are added? And how frequently?