The Anonymous Widower

A Town With Two Stations And Infrequent Rail Services

My Google Alert for the Robin Hood Line has picked up this article from the Gainsborough Standard, which is entitled Rail Campaigners Continue Fight For Better Brigg Line Service Through Gainsborough.

Gainsborough Central station, which appears to be in the centre of the town gets just three services a week, all on a Saturday, whereas Gainsborough Lea Road station has a better service according to Wikipedia.

Monday to Saturdays on the Sheffield-Lincoln Line there is generally an hourly service westbound to Sheffield, with the majority of services continuing to Adwick, and eastbound to Lincoln Central with a two-hourly service on Sundays from early afternoon. There is also one early morning service to Scunthorpe and one evening service to Hull.

In total, it is probably enough services for a twenty thousand people .

But with a new franchise for the East Midlands coming up, you do wonder, if plans to increase services through Gainsborough Central could be in the offing. This is said in the Wikipedia entry for Gainsborough Central station.

The line through the station was upgraded and refurbished in 2008 by contractors Arup and Carillon to allow it to carry increased levels of freight traffic from the port complex at Immingham to South Yorkshire and the East Midlands. This has been done to reduce congestion on the busy route via Scunthorpe.

So at least the track would appear to be in good order.

October 7, 2017 - Posted by | Travel |

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