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Written by Dr. John Binch - 19 Jul 2007
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Location notes
The location is on a footbridge over the single line from Grimsby Town station, a few hundred metres from Cleethorpes station in North Lincolnshire.
On one side of the line is the Humber Estuary and on the other a housing estate with Blundell Park, home of Grimsby Town F.C. also visible.
The nearest city is Lincoln with Grimsby only a few miles away.
Railway type and traffic
The line sees First Trans Pennine passenger services from Cleethorpes to Manchester and also Northern Trains services to Barton-on-Humber and a Saturday only service to Sheffield (via Brigg).
There are no freight services, but locomotive hauled specials are not uncommon particularly in the summer months.
The footbridge is in a built up area just a short walk from the town of Cleethorpes. The footbridge links the shore path with an estate of terraced housing.
The footpath is mainly used by dog walkers and children from the adjacent estate wishing to access the shore.
The footbridge is not lit itself although there is ample lighting from nearby street lighting.
Road directions
The location is accessible by car (see map) but it is better to park in Cleethorpes and walk to the location.

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Cleethorpes Footbridge map co-ordinates
Roadside car parking is available with vehicles visible and only a few metres away.
Public transport
The best way to reach the location is by train. From the station concourse turn left onto the Promenade Road, and then left again.
Walk along the path past the arcades and cafes, keeping the railway line to your left and pass by a footpath level crossing.
Keep walking along by the shore and the footbridge will be visible to your left within a five minute walk.
There are several bus services from Grimsby and beyond to Cleethorpes, but please use the above directions as a guide.

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There are no amenities at the location but ample facilities including toilets and places to eat and drink are available on the seafront at Cleethorpes.
There are many hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation available in Cleethorpes to suit most budgets.
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Cleethorpes Footbridge

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Streetmap links
Cleethorpes Footbridge general view map
Cleethorpes Footbridge close up map

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Cleethorpes Footbridge

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Photographic notes
The line is on a curve running roughly North West to South East.
Good shots of trains looking North which include the Humber Estuary can be obtained and also the Blundell Park football ground makes an interesting backdrop.
Photographs of trains from the South can also be photographed, but I prefer the views looking North.

General views - All photographs © Dr. John Binch unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking north west

Fig 1 - Looking north west

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