The Anonymous Widower

Bridlington – March 13th 2019

I’d never been to Bridlington before and when I passed through on the train, I took these pictures after walking to the sea-front.

It very much reminded me of Felixstowe in the 1960s, although it does have an attractive harbour.

Victorian seaside resorts have been suffering lately, but all seem to have travel problems. Too often, visitors need to drive to the towns and the cars they use to get there are choking up the towns.

I don’t know what the situation is in Bridlington, but there were certainly lots of cars on a sunny, but very breezy day in March.

It has been proposed by the East West Rail Consortium, that my childhood haunt of Felixstowe, be connected to Ipswich by a four trains per hour service using innovative tram-trains. I wrote about the proposal in Roaming Around East Anglia – Could A Tram/Train Run Through Felixstowe?.

So if this type of system is good enough for sleepy Suffolk, surely it is good enough for East Yorkshire to give a similar link between Bridlington and Hull. In Could Hull Become A Tram-Train Terminal?, I laid out how tram-trains could terminate in a loop in Hull City Centre and then serve all the outlying towns.

  • Running Between Hull and Bridlington in a tram-train, would take the same time as the current trains.
  • As with the current trains, they would stop at all intermediate stations.
  • Technologial developments mean that the tram-trains would be electric and would use both overhead wires and battery power.
  • At Bridlington, the tram-trains might go walkabout to serve the Town Centre and sea-front directly.

Tram-trains are a technology, that will make transparencies on several branch lines in the UK.


March 17, 2019 - Posted by | World |


  1. I know Bridlington quite well. Jenny went to school there. David Hockney lived there for quite a while and painted quite a few paintings of the East Riding.

    Comment by John | March 17, 2019 | Reply

  2. […] Bridlington – March 13th 2019, I discussed how Felixstowe could be getting a four trains per hour tram-train service from Ipswich […]

    Pingback by Bridlington Station – 13th March 2019 « The Anonymous Widower | March 18, 2019 | Reply

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