Monday, April 16, 2018
EXTRA TRAINS TO RUN EVERY HOUR ON PART OF THE BRIGG LINE
Extra passenger trains EVERY HOUR are to be introduced on part of the so-called Brigg Line which runs from Barnetby to Sheffield.
The added trains are a major and exciting step forward for Lincolnshire public transport.
However, neither Brigg nor Kirton Lindsey railway stations are included in the new service.
Instead, they will serve Gainsborough Central - the next station along the line.
West Lindsey District Council, which is based in our neighbouring town, says: "It is 25 years since trains have called at Gainsborough Central six days a week. Now not only are there to be trains Monday to Saturday, they will be hourly - something Gainsborough Central station has never experienced since it opened in 1849.
"The new service, starting in December, will call at all stations between Sheffield and Gainsborough Central.
"Meanwhile the existing service between Lincoln and Sheffield will become faster as trains will run non-stop between Worksop and Sheffield."
N.F. ADDS: Brigg and Kirton Lindsey stations only see passenger trains on Saturdays at present - three in each direction. It's great news that extra trains are to be running on part of the Brigg Line. However, the big question is: Could they run through to Brigg, Kirton Lindsey and Barnetby? On the line from Doncaster, the passenger trains that call at local stations in South Yorkshire, such as Hatfield, also go on to serve the Isle of Axholme before reversing at Scunthorpe. Could something similar be considered for the Brigg Line from December?
Read more about the extended train service to serve Gainsborough through this link...