Trains to Grimsby

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Grimsby is a large English coastal town and seaport located in the North East of Lincolnshire. It is located on the South Bank of the Humber Estuary that leads into the North Sea. The town used to host the largest fishing fleet in the world since the mid-20th century. Unfortunately, the fishing industry declined dramatically after the Cod wars resulting into a post-industrial decline. Book train tickets to Grimsby to experience the Grimsby–Cleethorpes, the extended urban area that offers cultural, shopping and industrial opportunities. This conurbation acts as centre for the area that includes northern and eastern Lincolnshire.

Grimsby town is served by Grimsby Town railway and Grimsby Docks railway station. Grimsby Town railway has three platforms, the first one serving eastbound trains, the second west bound trains, while the third is used by EMT Trains from the Lincoln direction that reverse at this station. Passengers travelling from this station will find a ticket office opened seven days a week, buffet and waiting room on platform 1. Grimsby station is fully accessible, but passengers can find customer help points are available on platforms 1 and 2. A self-service ticket machine is also available at the station entrance to purchase and collect pre-paid tickets. There are also toilets are refreshment facilities are available to passengers. A car park and bicycle racks are available directly outside the train station. CCTV surveillance service and Wi-Fi connection are available at this train station.

Grimsby Town railway operates on weekdays TransPennine Express hourly trains between Cleethorpes and Manchester Airport via Doncaster, Sheffield and Manchester Piccadilly. On Sundays, a two-hourly service runs to Manchester in the mornings with a change to hourly in the afternoon. A limited service to Barton operating four each way and to Lincoln running three trains each way operates during the summer months only.

Northern operates every two hours railway services between Cleethorpes and Barton-On-Humber that run on the Barton Line. No through trains to Cleethorpes run on Saturdays. It also operates Saturdays services on the Sheffield-Cleethorpes Line. East Midlands Trains on weekdays runs eight trains per day, roughly every two hours to Lincoln and Newark. Three Northern trains to and from Sheffield via Retford operate on Saturdays only.

In 2019, services between Cleethorpes and Barton-on-humber will be served by East Midlands Trains. Northern will only operate one service which will then become a Saturday only between Sheffield and Cleethorpes via Brigg.

Grimsby has a large seaside heritage, it offers tourists the opportunity to visit Fishing Heritage Centre, an interactive museum offering visitors the opportunity to explore the life of 1950s fishermen. Guided tours and a café are available to visitors. The Ross Tiger can also be visited, it is a traditional sidewinder fishing trawler that was converted into a museum ship in 1992. It is moored in Alexandra Dock at the port of Grimsby. Other town’s Landmarks include the Tuscany inspired Grimsby Dock Tower, a 309 feet high water tower, modelled after the Torre del Mangia in Siena, Italy. There are plenty of outdoors activities available for families with children, book advance train tickets to Grimsby and benefit from group booking discounts and special offers. People’s Park is Victorian-era park with a large pond, offering 2 bowling greens and colorful landscaped beds ideal for a relaxing shaded stroll in the green. The area offers Weelsby Woods, a large offering open grass fields ideal for picnics and kids’ recreation. Time Trap Museum is set in a former town hall and jail featuring unique historical exhibits in prisoner cells laid along narrow corridors.