Grimsby Town railway station

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Grimsby Town National Rail
Grimsby Town
The main entrance to the station
Location
Place Grimsby
Local authority North East Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°33′49″N 0°05′13″W / 53.56355°N 0.08700°W / 53.56355; -0.08700Coordinates: 53°33′49″N 0°05′13″W / 53.56355°N 0.08700°W / 53.56355; -0.08700
Grid reference TA267091
Operations
Station code GMB
Managed by First TransPennine Express
Number of platforms 3
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2004/05   0.386 million
2005/06 Decrease 0.381 million
2006/07 Increase 0.403 million
2007/08 Increase 0.404 million
2008/09 Increase 0.412 million
2009/10 Decrease 0.398 million
2010/11 Increase 0.424 million
2011/12 Increase 0.447 million
History
Key dates Opened 1848 (1848)
Original company Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Grimsby Town from Office of Rail Regulation statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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Grimsby Town railway station serves the town of Grimsby in North East Lincolnshire, England. It is operated by First TransPennine Express, and is also served by Northern Rail and East Midlands Trains. It opened in 1848 and was the terminus of the East Lincolnshire Line from Peterborough and Boston via Louth until the line's closure to passengers in 1970. The remaining line runs east to west, terminating at Cleethorpes on the northeast Lincolnshire seafront, and runs west to Habrough where the line to Barton-upon-Humber branches northwards, and further to Barnetby, where at Wrawby Junction the line splits into three, going to Scunthorpe/Doncaster/Sheffield, Gainsborough/Retford/Sheffield and Market Rasen/Lincoln/Newark.

The station has the PlusBus scheme where train and bus tickets can be bought together at a saving, it is in the same area as Grimsby Docks and Cleethorpes stations.

The station has three platforms in use, with an overall roof covering platforms 1 & 2. Platform 1 is the main eastbound through platform, whilst platform 2 is the corresponding platform for westbound trains but is also signalled for eastbound services if required. Platform 3 is the outer face of the southern island platform and is located outside the train shed - this was formerly a through platform used by Doncaster & Lincoln trains but is now only accessible from the west and is normally used by EMT trains from the Lincoln direction that turn back here. The main facilities (ticket office, buffet & waiting room) are all located on platform 1.

The station was refurbished by TransPennine Express in 2007/2008. Brand new departure screens have been fitted and are now in use, along with an automated announcement system (CIS). The ticket office has also been refurbished, the refurbishment includes new lighting, seating, flooring and a refurbished ticket desk. The waiting room on platform 2 and the station buffet have also been refurbished. Two new lifts at a cost of £2 million were installed in 2011 and were opened by Grimsby MP Austin Mitchell on Tuesday 19 July 2011.

Services[edit]

The station is served on weekdays by TransPennine Express trains between Cleethorpes and Manchester Airport via Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly (hourly), the Northern-operated Cleethorpes to Barton-On-Humber local stopping service (every two hours) and by East Midlands Trains services to Lincoln and Newark (eight trains per day, roughly every two hours). Only one of the latter (the first westbound service each morning and last back each evening) runs to and from Cleethorpes – the others all start/terminate here. Three Northern trains to and from Sheffield via Retford operate on Saturdays only.

Sundays see a two-hourly service to Manchester in the morning, increasing to hourly in the afternoon. A limited service to Barton and Lincoln operates during the summer months only.

Future services[edit]

The Great Northern Eastern Railway wants to create a rail link to the capital and would call at London Kings Cross, Doncaster, Thorne South, Habrough, Grimsby Town and Cleethorpes. The line would end at a new ultra Kings Cross Station and between Doncaster and Kings Cross there will be no stops. This is set for December 2017 and is hoped to create a direct link to London since 1986.

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Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
East Midlands Trains
Newark-Grimsby
First and Last trains only
Northern Rail
First TransPennine Express
Northern Rail
Disused railways
Terminus Great Northern Railway
Line and station closed