Monday, 17 July 2017

Brigg Line Blog Saturday 15th July 2017

Here is the Brigg Line Blog for Saturday 15th July.

After no services the week before due to industrial action the trains were well used.

Railway Walk 

Every year Stuart Parker from the Penistone Line Parnership kindly arranges a walk somewhere on the Brigg Line to help the profile.

On Saturday the 7 mile walk was from Barnetby to Brigg with a bonus of a stop off at the Wrawby Post Mill.

Sadly the weather forecasters got it wrong and the heavy rain they said would happen didn't, this put the numbers taking part down slightly but a healthy 25 people turned up.

Stuart Parker walks leader quoted the following "

We had 25 people on Saturday’s Brigg Line walk. They came from Sheffield, Chapeltown, Doncaster (1), Scunthorpe (2), Mansfield (2), Gainsborough, Kirton Lindsey(2), Grimsby (5), Cleethorpes (2)Lincoln (1) and Brigg .
Publicity was excellent with listings in Gainsborough Standard, Retford Times, Worksop Guardian, Sheffield Star, Brigg Matters, Lincs Ramblers web, North Lincs web, Brigg TIC.
Wrawby windmill people were good with 5 volunteers opening the mill up so we spent an hour there looking around at our lunchstop. "

We always welcome Stuart's walks and thank him again for profiling the Brigg Line.

Barton Line Community Rail Partnership 

As well as the Railway Walk a small group of the Barton Community Rail Partnership had a trip on the Brigg Line from Brigg to Gainsborough Central.

Sadly because of the awful connections at Habrough station everyone on this trip took the car to Brigg and parked on Station Road.

Brigg was again popular with people coming off the train especially as it was a non market day.

Sadly there is still an ongoing issue with the first posterboard on the station which is suppose to give rail information details and phone numbers, the latest poster to be put up advertisers the Northern Rail Duo Ticket which was withdrawn from the line in 2016.

Gainsborough Central also had a good influx of customers with most of them using the safe foot crossing to exit the station.


Cleethorpes still remained the most popular destination of the day, 

A pre season friendly between Grimsby Town and Barnsley meant that the 1203 Sheffield to Cleethorpes via Brigg was busy with fans going the alternative route.

There is still issues with the Customer Information Screens at Cleethorpes, Grimsby Town and Barnetby that need updating, at present customers get confused and travel on the slower Brigg train to Sheffield when they should be on a TPE train.

Enquiries are also been made about the North Lincolnshire Concession passes which if they had a train symbol they received 50% off an adult train ticket to areas like Lincoln and Doncaster.

According to the poster at Cleethorpes it looks like this has been lost but customers in Kirton In Lindsey and Brigg can still travel to Gainsborough Central Grimsby & Cleethorpes. 

Stagecoach Open Top Bus

Stagecoach Lincolnshire are going that extra mile again by producing A4 posters to advertise the open top bus seafront service.

These will be placed in the major stations on the Brigg Line as we approach the 6 weeks holidays. 

Brigg Drone

Local Brigg resident Neil Stapleton has been out with his drone again, this time he has filmed around the Brigg Station area.

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