Reopen the East Lincolnshire Railway

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The East Lincolnshire Railway was a railway line which formerly ran from Grimsby via Louth and south to Boston.

Eastern Lincolnshire needs to be reconnected back up to the mainline at Peterborough to enable a direct service to London, especially for commuters for work, etc.

As the line travelled south to Boston it also passed through the communities of Alford and Firsby. Louth is a large town in Eastern Lincolnshire which needs it’s railway line back!

It was closed to passenger traffic on the 5th October 1970 but the section between Louth and Grimsby was singled and was kept open for a further ten years for freight traffic only. The line was completely closed in December 1980 to all traffic and was lifted shortly after this date.

I am petitioning the leader Martin Hill from Lincolnshire County Council, Richard Davies from Lincolnshire County Council, Matt Warman the MP for Boston and Skegness, Grant Shapps the Secretary of State for Transport, Chris Heaton-Harris the Minister of State for Transport, and Boris Johnson to put plans in place to reopen this railway line.

Firstly, a feasibility study needs to be done in order to find the best route possible, whilst using as much of the original formation as possible. This line needs to be reopened to reconnect Eastern Lincolnshire with the national rail network again, and put it back on the map where it belongs.

Signing and sharing this petition can help to make this reopening happen so please do this. It is much appreciated.

Thank you!