North Notts & Lincs
rail consists of
grassroots partnerships that engage with communities and help people
maximise the benefits their railways offer. They also promote
social inclusion and sustainable travel. They work to improve train
services and stations as gateways to their communities and where
appropriate advance the provision of new stations and services.
- North area (Brigg, Kirton in Lindsey,
Gainsborough Central, Retford, Worksop, Shireoaks)
- South area (Gainsborough Lea Road,
Saxilby, Lincoln, Market Rasen, Barnetby)
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On 19 June North Lincolnshire Council submitted a bid
for £50,000 of Government cash to restore regular passenger train
services between Gainsborough Central and Barton on Humber via Kirton
in Lindsey, Brigg and Barnetby
The application to the Ideas Fund from the Department for Transport
(DfT) Restoring Your Railway Programme is to fund a feasibility study
into the benefits of improving the train services.
For the past 27 years trains between Gainsborough,
Lindsey and Barnetby run only on Saturdays.Trains to Barton on Humber
can only operate to and from Grimsby, as passenger trains have not used
the line between Ulceby Station and Brocklesby since 1967.
The bid has been
submitted with support from North
Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Community Rail Partnership and with
backing from the area’s MPs; Andrew Percy for Brigg and Goole, Holly
Mumby-Croft for Scunthorpe and Martin Vickers for Cleethorpes.
Cllr Rob Waltham
(Brigg & Wolds), Leader of North
Lincolnshire Council, said: "There is a real need for the train
services between Barton, Brigg and Gainsborough to be improved as there
is a gap in connectivity for these locations.
Many of the villages nearby don’t have access to other forms of
transport and an increase in rail services would provide that
We have been working with the area’s MPs and North Nottinghamshire and
Lincolnshire Community Rail Partnership to create a strong bid to the
government highlighting the many economic benefits it would have for
the area. The support from our MPs, Andrew, Holly and Martin, in
backing this bid has been fantastic and we are grateful for it.
This project will open up employment opportunities and support our
Barry Coward, chair
of the North Nottinghamshire and
Lincolnshire Community Rail Partnership, said: "I am delighted that
North Lincolnshire Council has developed our idea for providing a
regular train service at Kirton in Lindsey and Brigg into an
application to the government for funding a feasibility study.
As the local Community Rail Partnership we will be pleased to work in
partnership with the council on this project"
study would investigate the transport benefits
of an increased passenger service of:
- Increased rail
services connecting towns and villages
Increased opportunities for leisure travel opening up tourist locations
(e.g. Thornton Abbey) and supporting our growth ambitions for the
employment opportunities for local residents
through increased travel to work options.
housing growth through increased transport
options to housing growth areas.
- Supporting the
ambitions of TfN, Midlands Connect, Humber
LEP and Greater Lincolnshire LEP around increased connectivity.
- Supporting North
Lincolnshire Council’s ambitions as set
out in Council Plan, Economic Growth Plan, Local Plan to support
economic growth, increased connectivity, safety and wellbeing.
- Supporting local,
regional and national ambitions for
- Increasing use of
public transport and reduced reliance
on private car.
- Meeting community
needs and aspirations as clearly
articulated by the Community Rail Partnership.
The fund will
provide 75 per cent of costs up to £50,000 of
successful proposals to help fund transport and economic studies and
create a business case. The council would invest the remaining 25 per
Covid 19 Emergency
emergency NNLCRP is in suspension.
are planning the
following after emergency restrictions are
partnership with Community Rail Network, transport operators, local
authorities and community groups we aim to provide integrated transport
in our area so as to reduce car use and rural isolation and help create
a cleaner, greener and sustainable environment.
- Barnetby -
provision cycle rack. Adoption by Barnetby Parish Council
- Gainsborough Central -
minor improvements to the station and creation of a Friends group
- Gainsborough Lea Road - improvements
to the new platform 2 to be followed a replacement
- Lincoln ( in
support of Lincoln Rotary, the station adopters) -
display panels along the length of the back wall to former platform 8
statute to the memory of George Boole in
the station forecourt
- Retford -
creration of a Friends group with shared office space with NNLCRP
lift for platform 3 (project underway)
improvements to the upgrading of the Odsall subway and signage to the
- Worksop -
artwork on the
- Travel Guides - covering
our whole area