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Now into our 23rd year

 

Barrow Haven station has closed for a total rebuild from Monday 9th May and is predicted to reopen on Sunday 7th August.  Trains to and from Barton will pass through without calling for passengers.  The train operator will not be providing a replacement bus service, but a waiting area will be set up with a taxi number displayed for people who would like to order one at the firm's expense.  Alternatively, FBL would like to draw attention to the Just Go on-demand bus service which can be booked by calling 01482 592959.  If you are using this service for the first time you will need to register by giving your name and address.  Those who have a NLC bus pass can travel free of charge, otherwise the fares are reasonable and must be paid at the time of booking.  At least two hours, but not more than four weeks, notice is required when making a booking.

Face coverings are no longer mandatory on public transport but are still preferred.

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FBL is a formally constituted Rail User Group which was inaugurated on 16th July 1998 to represent and lobby for the customers of the railway linking Barton Upon Humber and Cleethorpes in north-east England.  Our purpose is to promote and seek improvements to the services and infrastructure in order to stimulate better use of this valuable community asset.

We do this by communicating constructively with the local Train Operating Companies and other stakeholders, distributing timetables and publicity, interfacing with the public, and by running occasional special events that entail using the train.  We also strive to communicate with the various Local Authorities and Parish Councils along the route, maintain close links with the Lincolnshire branch of Railfuture, attend national conferences on railway policy, and participate in the Station Adoption Scheme.

We meet bimonthly in committee, either from 8pm at the White Swan inn at Barton interchange or from 7pm at the No.1 at Cleethorpes station.  The White Swan meetings are generally preceded from 6pm by a convivial group meal.  The times are convenient for members arriving on the 17:49 or 19:50 trains and departing on the 22:04 train.  Similarly the No.1 meetings are preceded by a meal from 4pm at the White Swan before catching the 17:54 train for Cleethorpes.

Our events are generally free and open to all but paid-up members enjoy several additional benefits.  These are outlined on the Support Us page on this site's menu.  If you are interested in joining us then please fill in the application form within the Support Us page.

 

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