Friday, February 15, 2019
BRIGG TO SEE ITS FIRST PASSENGER TRAINS OF THE YEAR
Brigg railway station will rejoin the national passenger train network tomorrow (Saturday, February 16).
Units - operated by the Northern company - will be stopping in Brigg for the first time since last August when an industrial dispute began.
The RMT union has now suspended action in a dispute about whether guard/conductors should continue to be deployed on Northern trains.
Northern says: "From Saturday Feb 16, we are pleased to confirm that we will be running a full Saturday timetable."
The Brigg line only sees trains between Sheffield and Cleethorpes on Saturdays - three in each direction. It will be good to see them stopping once again.
However, Brigg Blog gathers this Saturday's trains may be running a little late.
There could be delays of five to 10 minutes due to 5mph speed restrictions being in place at Northorpe and Brigg level crossings.
If so, the connection Brigg passengers need to make at Barnetby station to board the 0939 train to Lincoln Central will be tight.
However, the 0952 TransPennine train from Barnetby to Scunthorpe, Doncaster, Meadowhall, Sheffield & Manchester will be achieveable for travellers from Brigg.
If you plan to visit Grimsby or Cleethorpes this Saturday, the timetabled departure time from Brigg is 9.19pm for the first morning train.
The next departs at 1.21pm, leaving plenty of time to get to Blundell Park for Grimsby Town's home game with Cheltenham, if you are a football fan.
The last train back leaves Cleethorpes at 7.17pm and Grimsby Town station at 7.24pm, getting to Brigg at 7.48pm.
Sadly, Brigg-Cleethorpes trains do not call at New Clee, which is nearer to the football ground than Cleethorpes station.