Rail information

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Please note: You should only be using train services to get to/from work if you are a key worker and that those making unnecessary travel are going against Government advice and should not travel or go to stations.  British Transport Police are deployed across the network and will be asking people at stations/on trains if their journey is necessary and if they really do need to travel.  Follow on Twitter

Local trains

The three main train operators in North Lincolnshire are:



If you have an Android or iOS (iPhone) smartphone, you can download the apps. They provide information on train times and allow you to purchase tickets to collect from ticket machines at some stations.

Tickets can be purchased from Scunthorpe rail station or from the conductor on the train.

To check train times, fares and station facilities for any train journey visit National Rail enquiries.

You could also use Traveline to plan a journey:

North Lincolnshire concessionary fare pass holders

If you have a North Lincolnshire Concessionary Fare Pass you may travel at a reduced fare on local trains within North Lincolnshire, as far as Cleethorpes. You may also travel by train to and from Lincoln and Gainsborough, but these journeys must only be via Barnetby.  Journeys from Brigg and Kirton in Lindsey to Gainsborough are available on a Saturday only.

With a pass showing a one train symbol you can buy a half fare return ticket for these local train journeys. There is one third off single tickets. The companion of a pass holder with the +C symbol will receive a reduction on tickets of a half fare return ticket or third off for single tickets.

If your pass shows a two train symbol you are entitled to free rail travel on these local trains. The companion of a pass holder with the +C symbol will receive a reduction on tickets of a half fare return ticket or third off for single tickets.

All journeys must start or finish within North Lincolnshire.


Purchasing your rail ticket with a concessionary fare pass

To purchase your rail ticket with a North Lincolnshire Concessionary Fare Pass you will need to go to the Scunthorpe station ticket office or the conductor on the train. Explain that you have a North Lincolnshire Concessionary Fare Pass. You will receive any discounts that you may be entitled to.

You will not be able to buy train tickets using your concessionary fare pass at the automated ticket machines or online.

Area covered

Rail map 2018

North Lincolnshire Travel Pass holders may travel on journeys between:

  • any two stations in North Lincolnshire (highlighted in green on the map)
  • a station in North Lincolnshire and any other station shown on the red lines will be either reduced travel or free travel

The North Lincolnshire rural bus and rail map [PDF, 592Kb] also gives an overview of the bus and train services available in the area.

Kirton in Lindsey, Brigg and Barnetby Bus and Train Travel Guide


Rail stations within North Lincolnshire

Information on the location and facilities of railway stations within North Lincolnshire is available from the National Rail Enquiries website:


0871 200 22 33

(Calls cost 12 pence per minute plus your phone company’s access charge)

National Rail Enquiries

03457 48 49 50


Monday to Sunday: 7am to 10pm

National Rail Enquiries

Lines open 24 hours a day, except Christmas Day.