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Council member’s rallying call for proposed London to Cleethorpes rail link

9:41 am, Thursday, 15th July 2021 - 3 years ago

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North East Lincolnshire Council’s portfolio holder for environment and transport, Councillor Stewart Swinburn, is calling on local residents to show support for the proposed Cleethorpes to London rail route by completing LNER’s online survey.

LNER are currently consulting on their May 2022 timetable, which is proposing to include a seven-day-a-week Cleethorpes to London direct train service, proposed as 6:24am from Cleethorpes, 6:32am from Grimsby and arriving at Kings X at 9:25am, returning from Kings X at 4:10pm arriving back at Grimsby at 7:05pm and Cleethorpes at 7:20pm.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, portfolio holder for environment and transport, said: “I am delighted that years of work by transport officials, elected members and MPs is finally paying off and we are the closest in 20 years to once again achieving a direct rail link between Cleethorpes and London.

“I would like to thank LNER for developing this route and encourage the residents and businesses of North East Lincolnshire to take part in the consultation to demonstrate the clear desire we have for this route. Let’s all see this service back for 2022.

“The benefits of this service to the local area are huge and will have a great impact on both our local economy and the tourism sector, especially as businesses in the area continue to recover from the impacts of COVID-19.

“For local people, it opens up much more opportunity with this direct link to the capital and I hope over the coming weeks we can, as an area, show our support to LNER and their stakeholders on what this route will mean for the area.”    

Show your support:

Show your support for the proposals by completing the survey at https://lner.citizenspace.com/. The consultation is running until 5 August 2021.  

Businesses are also asked to show their support and are asked to write a letter of support to transport officials for these to be gathered and shared with LNER. Letters should be addressed to the Transport Team, New Oxford House, George Street, Grimsby, DN31 1HB or alternatively email [email protected].

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