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 (
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 Kate Myers.
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 2020 Story
going during the Covid 19 pandemic despite having no officer from 1
April and relying soley on volunteers. Read our 2020 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
National Bus Strategy
Read our update memo on the
National Bus Strategy
One feature we are asking
for is bike racks on buses,
like the Seattle Alexander Dennis bus in the picture.
NNLCRP works within a 5 year strategy. Read our 2020-25 strategic
are planning the
following subject to limitations caused by Covid 19.
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
- 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
platform 1, welcome to Gainsborough artwork (also planned for Central
- Lincoln (in
support of Lincoln Rotary,the station adopters) - Romans to
display panels along the length of the back wall of former platform
8.The completed designs went to the printer in November 2021.
A statute to the memory of George Boole in
the station forecourt along with a raised garden is expected to appear in Sporing 2022.
- 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 -
creation of a Friends group with shared office space with NNLCRP
lift for platform 3 (project underway)
improvements to the upgrading of the Odsall subway and signage to the
- Worksop -
artwork for platform 2 waiting room . Provision of a community room on
- Shireoaks -mural for the waiting area on platform 2
and running in boards
- Travel Guides - covering
our whole area will be published in May 2022.
Go A Roving
Rover and day ranger tickets from our area offer great flexibility and
Buy train tickets (not rovers
or day rangers) for any journey
in Britain from Northern Trains
gratefully receives funding from East Midland Trains,
Northern Trains and London and North Eastern Railway, plus support in
kind from Stagecoach East Midlands, Bassetlaw District Council, North
Lincolnshire Council and West Lindsey District Council.
NNLCRP is a member of Community
may have noticed that NNLCRP is not a secure site and does not have an
SSL certificate. Our URL shows an open lock and we are http rather than
https. If this worries you be assured it is because we do not need one
as we do not hold any data on our visitors so your privacy cannot be
Please visit our
Kate Myers, Community Rail Development Officer
North Notts & Lincs CRP CIC
Copmany No. 1253181
Retford Station, Station Road, Retford, DN22 7DE
updated 22 November 2021