Saturday, April 03, 2021


The Independent Brigg Line Rail Group (IBLRG) is hoping that local public transport users will support a campaign to improve access to UK trains and railway stations for disabled people.
It is being run by the Leonard Cheshire charity, which suggests: "It's time for Trains For All."
The charity says: "Catching the train is about more than getting from A to B - it’s a journey to independence and opportunity. No one should be left behind because of inaccessible trains and stations. Get On Board and add your name if you agree. Together, our voice is stronger."
Here's the link needed to take part...
Brigg railway station was given a new footbridge a few years ago but with steps, not ramps or a lift. So people with mobility issues find it difficult or impossible to access Platform 2 for trains to Gainsborough, Retford and Sheffield.
There was a Cheshire Home at New Barnetby until relatively recently, caring for those in need. It was opened in the mid-1960s by founder Sir Leonard Cheshire, a senior RAF officer, hero of the Second World War and holder of the Victoria Cross. Post-war he devoted his efforts to charity work.
Brigg's Saturdays-only passenger train service is currently suspended. The IBLRG has asked us to publicise the Trains For All campaign before local trains start running again in May.