Brigg railway station

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Brigg
National Rail
Brigg station footbridge.jpg
Platform one, looking east towards Barnetby
LocationBrigg, North Lincolnshire
United Kingdom
Coordinates53°32′56″N 0°29′10″W / 53.549°N 0.486°W / 53.549; -0.486Coordinates: 53°32′56″N 0°29′10″W / 53.549°N 0.486°W / 53.549; -0.486
Grid referenceTA004068
Managed byNorthern Trains
Platforms2
Other information
Station codeBGG
ClassificationDfT category F2
History
Original companyGreat Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway
Pre-groupingGreat Central Railway
Post-groupingLondon and North Eastern Railway
Key dates
1 November 1848Station opened
Passengers
2014/15Increase 1,000[1]
2015/16Increase 1,172[1]
2016/17Increase 1,710 [1]
2017/18Decrease 1,688 [1]
2018/19Decrease 928 [1]

Brigg railway station serves the town of Brigg in North Lincolnshire, England. It was built by the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway (GG&SJR) and opened on 1 November 1848.[2] The GG&SJR subsequently became part of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway main line between Grimsby and Manchester Piccadilly. It is managed by Northern Trains, who also operate all passenger trains serving it. The station is unstaffed and the only buildings are the bus shelters standing on the platforms now for cover. In 2016, the footbridge was replaced, with the 1880s structure acquired by the Wensleydale Railway and installed at Leyburn.[3][4][5]

The station in 1961

Services[edit]

It is served by three passenger trains (in each direction) on Saturdays only between Sheffield and Cleethorpes.[6] The usage (figures right) amounts to just under five passengers per train (total, setting up and down). There have been no timetabled weekday services at the station since October 1993, when they were withdrawn by British Rail.[7]

The local council, however, is campaigning to increase this to an hourly service in each direction and also include Brigg as a stopping point on a new service between Grimsby and London via Lincoln.[8]

Preceding station   National Rail National Rail   Following station
Northern Trains
Sheffield-Cleethorpes
Saturday only
  Historical railways  
Scawby
Line open, station closed
  Great Central Railway   Barnetby
Line and station open

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at this station from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
  2. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 44. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  3. ^ New bridge at Gainsborough - but no step-free access Rail issue 779 22 July 2015 page 16
  4. ^ New footbridge but Brigg station needs some extra attention Market Rasen Mail 3 April 2016
  5. ^ Brigg footbridge rebuilt for second life in Wensleydale Heritage Railway issue 257 August 2019 page 36
  6. ^ Great Britain National Rail Timetable 2016 Edition, Table 30
  7. ^ "Friends Of The Brigg & Lincoln Lines"Campaign for Better Transport; Retrieved 10 June 2016
  8. ^ Fisher, Nigel (2007-06-04) Passengers Urged To Show Support[permanent dead link], Scunthorpe Telegraph p14. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.

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