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Armed Forces Weekend – Transport information

9:36 am, Wednesday, 22nd June 2022 - 2 years ago


People are being urged to plan ahead for the Armed Forces Day celebrations this weekend.

Road closures will be in place in the event area across the weekend, with some areas will be closed from Thursday daytime through to Monday lunchtime.

The core area of the Armed Forces weekend, from the library to Brighton Street, and all access on to Alexandra Road and High Cliff Road, will be closed to traffic from Friday at 6am through to Sunday night. That closure will be expanded for Friday and Saturday to include the stretch from the library to Sea Road.

Friday night will also see the return of the Cleethorpes Carnival. A rolling road block will be put in place between Grant Street and the Boating Lake. The parade will form up in Grant Street from 4pm, set off at 6pm, and the rolling road block will travel with the parade to make sure the participants are safe. Outside of the weekend closures, the roads will be reopened as soon as it’s safe to do so.

Saturday will see additional closures being put in place through the morning to make sure the parade route is clear. This will once again include the area from Grant Street, but also take in the area bordered by Cambridge Street and Humber Street. These additional road closures will be lifted as soon as it is safe to do so.

Most car parks, with the exception of the Civic, Knoll and Sea View Street Car parks will remain open. Access to the prom parking will be from the Sea Road end, and a diversion will be put in place to access Grant Street car park from Poplar Road. Parking bays will be suspended within the road closures and a tow away zone will be in operation. Parking is also available on Sussex Recreation Ground (entrance off Brereton Avenue).

There are also a number of changes to public transport, either through diversions or because of strike action.

Rail cancellations due to Strike Action.

Following the announcement that the RMT (National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers) members will be striking on 21, 23 and 25 June the rail industry has introduced a temporary timetable from 21 June to 25 June.

There will be very limited train services running on the rail network during this period so please only travel by train if necessary. If you are travelling, then please expect severe disruption. It is also recommended for you to plan ahead: National Rail website

Local Train Information (Friday 24 June – Sunday 26 June)

South TransPennine Express

TransPennine Express (TPE) is asking customers to plan carefully ahead of planned RMT strike action taking place during this week on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23 and Saturday 25 June 2022.

An amended timetable will be in place on these dates, which will see a significant reduction in available services. TransPennine Express are advising customers to only travel if journeys are essential and to seek alternative means of transport if possible.

There will also be significant disruption on days between strike action (Wednesday 22 and Friday 24 June) and customers are asked to plan carefully and to check timetables before travelling.

For further information, please visit

East Midlands Railway

As a result of the Strike Action, East Midlands Railway will be operating a significantly reduced service on these dates. East Midlands Railway ask customers to only travel by rail if necessary. If you do decide to travel, plan ahead and leave extra time for disruption and short notice changes.

There will also be a reduced service on days between strikes, particularly on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. This includes the first trains of the morning being significantly later than normal. Journey planners are in the process of being updated and customers are urged to check their journey before setting off every day of the week.

Barton Upon Humber to Cleethorpes – No trains running due to Strike Action.

Newark / Lincoln to Grimsby Town – No trains running due to Strike Action.

For further information, please visit

Stagecoach Grimsby Cleethorpes (Friday 24 June 2022– Sunday 26 June 2022)

Service 3, 4, 9 and 10 will use the St Peter’s Avenue diversion in both directions. The 250 will turn at Isaac’s Hill roundabout. For further information, please visit

Phone n Ride (Friday 24 June 2022– Sunday 26 June 2022)

Phone n Ride will run normally with route alterations due to road closures. For further information, please visit:

Dial a Ride (Friday 24 June 2022 – Sunday 26 June 2022)

Dial a Ride will run normally with route alterations due to road closures.

Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, (Saturday 25-Sunday 26 June)

On Saturday and Sunday, the car park at Cleethorpes leisure centre is only open to their members with a parking permit, and only if they are using the leisure centre. It will be closed to the general public.

North East Lincolnshire Council cannot be responsible for any problems caused by errors or changes in information given.

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