The Barton Line begins at Barton on the south bank of the Humber estuary and runs to Cleethorpes. The line was originally built to provide access to the ferry service between New Holland and Hull.
||Yorkshire and Humberside
||North Lincolnshire, north east Lincolnshire
||About 50 minutes — one way
||Barton to Cleethorpes Community Rail Partnership (CRP)
The Barton Line serves the following 14 stations:
- Barrow Haven
- New Holland
- Thornton Abbey
- Great Coates
- Grimsby Town
- Grimsby Docks
- New Clee
The Barton Line was designated as a community rail line by the Department for Transport in February 2007. The designation covers the line between Barton-upon-Humber and Ulceby North Junction and the passenger service between Barton-upon-Humber to Cleethorpes. All stations listed on the route form part of the designation.
Network Rail strategic route plan
The Barton Line has been identified as a rural route within Network Rail’s Cross Pennines, Yorks and Humber and north west (H) strategic route plan.
The Barton to Cleethorpes CRP
The Barton to Cleethorpes CRP (BCCRP) supports and promotes the line.
Community Rail Humber Ltd was set up to help the Yorkshire Wolds Coast Line and BCCRP with their projects, events and marketing.
The Friends of the Barton Line is the rail user group formed in 1998 and they are also active in promoting the line.