Service Route and Pricing
With some people still on an extended holiday train services were well used again with customers using the services to travel to Cleethorpes, Brigg for the farmers market, and Lincoln via Barnetby.
|1601 Sheffield Midland to Cleethorpes service at Brigg (David Barrett)|
There is now an increasing number of new travelers who have found out about this unique line on social media and come to ride the line and see the views, on Saturday this including a chap from Stevenage.
|Kirton In Lindsey|
With increasing numbers using the train most of them new travelers the complexity of the railway face structure both confuses the customer and the guards, there is a situation where anyone with a North Lincolnshire Bus Pass can receive 50% of an adult ticket to certain destinations, however the datebase on the guards new ticket system does not seem to have been updated and the old ticket guides that Northern Rail guards have date back to 2008.
e.g cutomers with a NLC Bus Pass can travel from Brigg to Gainsborough Central and back for £4.55
|Out of date ticket information.|
New customers are picking up again that the Brigg Line has no advance tickets, and that Gainsborough Lea Road offers this but Gainsborough Central does not, train operating companies whoever they are should always look at reducing empty seats on services that are quiet, at Grimsby a poster can be found promoting a cheap add on ticket for the tram for Sheffield.
The postersboard have been updated to include an illumnated advert to catch peoples eyes on what is on offer on the Brigg Line, these will be added to a number of station during the next few weeks.
Sadly passenger numbers were not as good as the record 71 of last week, but there was still a substantial amount who came to visit the farmers market, there is as always each week a number of cars awaiting at the entrance to pick up customers of the trains.
A visit recently by Ian Prosser ( Chief Inspectors Of Railways ) confirmed that the foot crossing was " safe " and that the footbridge didn't needed to have been built,
On Saturday a couple of new customers traveled on the Brigg Line making there way home via the foot crossing and exit.
Sadly the approach to the foot crossing via the platform is uneven and full of potholes, despite this been reported 4 years ago remedial work still has not happened.
Passenger numbers are now climbing up as we approach the summer months, customers still quiz what there is a single car unit parked up at Cleethorpes when this could be used for an improved Saturday service, sadly as you speak to people in the railway industry who have worked in the sector for years, they will tell you that when it comes to the Brigg Line its been missed opportunities years after years for the people that have little.
The railway walks arranged by the Penistone Line Partnership have selected the Brigg Line again for a walk.
The details are below
Saturday JULY 15th 2017 - Another Windmill On The Hill !
Supporting the Saturdays-only limited service on the ‘Brigg Line’, we’ll stroll around Barnetby before heading on footpaths up to visit the last remaining postmill in the north of England at Wrawby, then during the afternoon, explore the delightful town of Brigg, with its selection of independent shops, before catching the return train to Sheffield.
Start: 9.55am at BARNETBY station. Finish: BRIGG
Distance: 7 miles.
Leader: Stuart Parker
Depart: Sheffield 08.03, Worksop 08.34, Retford 08.44, Gainsborough Central 09.01, Kirton in Lindsey 09.15, Brigg 09.26 to BARNETBY.
Return train departs: Brigg at 15.53 all stations to Sheffield.