North Notts & Lincs
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 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
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
Read about our origin and the achievements of our first
Download our story
Our 2022 Story
In 2022 NNLCRP expanded its area to include Doncaster. We also
our second oficer, Rick Craig our administrator. Read our full 2022 report.
Our 2021 Story
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
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
NNLCRP works within a 5 year strategy. Read our 2020-25 strategic
are planning the
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
to the new platform 2 to be followed a replacement
- 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
improvements to the upgrading of the Odsall subway and signage to the
- Saxilby - Support
a newly created
station adoption group
- Worksop -
Provision of a community room on
- 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
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.
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