Brigg railway station

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Brigg National Rail
Brigg station footbridge.jpg
Platform one, looking east towards Barnetby
Location
Place Brigg
Local authority North Lincolnshire
Coordinates 53°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 reference TA004068
Operations
Station code BGG
Managed by Northern
Number of platforms 2
DfT category F2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2011/12 Decrease 692
2012/13 Increase 794
2013/14 Increase 922
2014/15 Increase 1,000
2015/16 Increase 1,172
History
Original company Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway
Pre-grouping Great Central Railway
Post-grouping London and North Eastern Railway
1 November 1848 Station opened
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Brigg from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.
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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.[1] 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, 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.

The station in 1961

Services[edit]

It is served by three passenger trains (in each direction) on Saturdays only between Sheffield and Cleethorpes.[2] The usage (figures right) amounts to just under three 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 There have been no timetabled weekday services at the station since October 1993, when they were withdrawn by British Rail.[3]

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.[4]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J. (1995). The Directory of Railway Stations. Yeovil: Patrick Stephens Ltd. p. 44. ISBN 1-85260-508-1. R508. 
  2. ^ Great Britain National Rail Timetable 2016 Edition, Table 30
  3. ^ "Friends Of The Brigg & Lincoln Lines"Campaign for Better Transport; Retrieved 10 June 2016
  4. ^ Fisher, Nigel (2007-06-04) Passengers Urged To Show Support, Scunthorpe Telegraph p14. Retrieved on 2007-06-05.

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