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

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

Councillor Stewart Swinburn, North East Lincolnshire Council’s portfolio holder for environment and transport, is asking residents to show their support for a proposed new train route from Cleethorpes directly to London by taking LNER’s survey.

LNER’s May 2022 timetable is currently proposing to include a seven-day-a-week Cleethorpes to London direct train service.

The service would depart at 6:24am from Cleethorpes, and arrive at Kings X at 9:25am, returning from Kings X at 4:10pm arriving back at Cleethorpes at 7:20pm.

Councillor Swinburn 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.”

The survey is available to complete here and consultation will run until 5 August 2021.

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