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GCR Cleethorpes Branch
The Act for the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway’s Cleethorpes Branch received the Royal Assent on 28 June 1861. The single-track line from Grimsby to the seaside resort of Cleethorpes opened to traffic on 6 April 1863. The railway built a pier in 1863, and a sea wall was later added. As part of a resignalling scheme in 1985 the twice daily expresses to and from King’s Cross were discontinued and the branch was reduced to a single line. Services currently operate from Manchester to Cleethorpes via Sheffield and Doncaster.
Map of the Great Central Railway's Cleethorpes Branch and connecting lines
A view of Cleethorpes railway station in around 1910 with a Pollitt 0-6-0 at the platform
Cleethorpes station in 2006. The original clock-tower has happily been preserved. Image © Copyright Asterion and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
Cleethorpes railway station in 2012. Image © Copyright Mattbuck and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence
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