Service and Route
For the second week running a points failure North of Gainsborough Central lead to the 0803 Sheffield to Cleethorpes via Brigg service being late leaving Gainsborough Central.
|2H03. 0803 Sheffield to Cleethorpes via Brigg stands at Gainsborough Central awaiting the points to be fixed. |
Swift feedback was given by the Network Rail team on what is the issue and the solution forward.
" Was caused by a cable fault. Its likely it was the same fault last week, but this kind of fault is very hard to diagnose if it’s rectified itself when the engineers arrive.
The points incidentally are being upgraded in the new year to a much better system with upgraded power from 30v to 110v "
At Brigg a group of 10 customers were waiting for the 0926 train, luckily locals were on hand to advice customers of the delays, sadly 8 of them went home and this was highlighted in Nigel Fisher's Brigg Blog which can be read using this link BRIGG BLOG
2H03 arrived at Cleethorpes late and because the crew needed a planned break the train left Cleethorpes 15 minutes late but people where on hand to inform passengers at the stations without real time information.
Following more local police patrols Brigg station this week remained undamaged.
Elsewhere the FA CUP game Between Gainsborough Trinity and Slough Town had attracted a group of lads to use the Brigg Line train to watch the game, sadly Trinity lost 0-6.
Around 6 weeks ago a chap called Godfrey Holmes who was a freelance journalist came to visit the Brigg Line, on the 1st of November the independent newspaper published online his article about the Brigg Line, as we write this over 24000 people have already viewed his piece.
BRIGG LINE ARTICLE
The old semaphore signals at Gainsborough Central have been replaced by ...........new old style semaphore signals , at a cost of £50000 each including installing many are still puzzled why this has happened from Network Rail when there was nothing wrong with the original ones.
Pilning Station nr Bristol
The Brigg Line Group have a very close relationship with the lovely people at Pilning Station near Bristol.
Like the Brigg Line they also have a Saturday Only service but for some reason Network Rail removed their footbridge for electrification works and never replaced it, this has left them with 1 working platform.
The £400000 new footbridge at Gainsborough Central has been highlighted as a replacement since we didn't need it in the first place, and we have a very safe foot crossing.
The group have made a YouTube Video about their missing footbridge.
Pilning Footbridge Song
A date for the next few week, the Bassetlaw Railway society will be holding a Model Railway Exhibition on Saturday & Sunday 18/19th November at the Town Hall