Thursday, March 05, 2020
CALL FOR NEW BRIGG 'SHUTTLE TRAIN' SERVICE
A plea has been made for Government funds to increase the frequency of passenger services calling at Brigg railway station, which currently receives trains only on Saturdays - three to Sheffield and three to Grimsby and Cleethorpes via Barnetby.
The call has come from the campaigning Brigg Line Group, which notes that the Department for Transport has a fund to revitalise some railway services across the UK.
An MP has now been approached to press for a 'shuttle service' between Cleethorpes and Worksop via Barnetby, Brigg and Kirton Lindsey.
Gainsborough, whose Central station is also on the Brigg line, has already managed to gain an improved service. The hope now is that Brigg and Kirton Lindsey can be given additional trains.
Brigg Blog will keep our followers posted about the suggested 'shuttle' after the case has been put to, and considered by, the Department for Transport.
A couple of milestones have been reached in recent weeks.
We saw the final 144 class Pacer 'railbus' picking up passengers at our station a couple of weeks ago, having served this area for many years. The 144s have been replaced by more modern units.
Last Saturday (February 29) the Northern company operated its final Sheffield-Brigg-Cleethorpes trains before the Government took over in a move seen as 21st century nationalisation. Read details here....