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North Notts & Lincs Community Rail Partnership

What is community rail?

Community rail consists of grassroots partnerships that engage with communities and help people maximise the benefits their railways offer. They also promote social inclusion and sustainable travel. They work to improve train services and stations as gateways to their communities and where appropriate advance the provision of new stations and services.

Our area

map of the north notts and lincs crp area

Our Area groups

  • Bassewtlaw area ( Doncaster, Gainsborough, Retford, Worksop, Shireoaks)
  • Lincoln area ( Saxilby, Lincoln, Market Rasen, Kirton in Lindsey,Brigg, Barnetby)

We encourge station adoption at all of our stations.

What is a station adopter?
Local stations are at the heart of the community and we'd like all our stations to be welcoming, clean and well maintained. Many of our stations are unstaffed and train operating companies are  not always able to visit each one as much as they would like. That is where station adoption comes in.

Station adopters are volunteers who help out at their local station, from keeping an eye out for any unusual activity and reporting any faults and issues, to maintaining the gardens and making sure the station is presentable, they make a huge difference to every single passenger.

If you would like to know more contact our officer.

Where to Go and How to Get There

Explore the towns and villages in our area by visiting our Where to go and how to get there pages.

Our Story

Read about our origin and the achievements of our first three years.
Download our story

Our 2022 Story

In 2022 NNLCRP expanded its area to include Doncaster. We also appointed our second oficer, Rick Craig our administrator. Read our full 2022 report.

Our 2021 Story

NNLCRP kept going during the second year of the  Covid 19 pandemic despite having no officer for the frist four months and continuing to  rely heavily on volunteers. Read our 2021 report.

South Humber Rail Link - Connecting Communities

On 19 June 2020 North Lincolnshire Council submitted a successful bid for Government funding of 75% of the cost of carrying out a feasibility study to restore regular passenger train services between Gainsborough Central and Barton on Humber via Kirton in Lindsey, Brigg and Barnetby. The completed feasibility study was submitted to the Departmnet for Transport in October 2021.

Read more on the South Humber Rail Link

Planning ahead

NNLCRP works within a 5 year strategy. Read our 2020-25 strategic plan

We are planning the following.

Integrating Transport - in partnership with Community Rail Network, transport operators, local authorities and community groups we aim to provide integrated transport in our area so as to reduce car use and rural isolation and help create a cleaner, greener and sustainable environment.

  • Barnetby - Adoption by Barnetby Parish Council
  • Doncaster - at a board meeting held on 21 January 2022 it was agreeed that we would add Doncastert station to our area.We will form a station adoption group and create an action plan for the station.
  • Gainsborough Central - minor improvements to the station and creation of a Friends group
  • Gainsborough Lea Road -   improvements to the new platform 2 to be followed a replacement platform 1,
  • Lincoln
  • Work with Network Rail to overcome problems associated with trespass and anti social behavior at the site of a former level crossing in the city.
  • Retford - Support a newly created Friends group
    improvements to the upgrading of the Odsall subway and signage to the station
  • Saxilby - Support a newly created station adoption group
  • Worksop - Provision of a community room on platform 2
  • Shireoaks -mural for the waiting area on platform 2  and running in boards
  • Travel Guides - covering our area will be published in Winter 2023-4

NNLCRP gratefully receives funding from East Midland Trains, Northern Trains, London and North Eastern Railway, Bassetlaw District Council and West Lindsey District Council plus support in kind from Stagecoach East Midlands, North Lincolnshire Council, Market Rasen Town Counci, Gainsborogh Town Council and Kirton in Lindsey Town Council.

NNLCRP is a member of Community Rail Network

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