Trio of North East areas tipped to gain crucial rail link into London

Three areas in the North East could benefit from plans to send a new direct rail service into London.

Cleethorpes, Grimsby Town and Habrough all feature in Great North Eastern Railway’s £130 million proposal to bring an additional four services a day into the central area of the capital. says the new service will start at Cleethorpes, calling in at Grimsby followed, by Habrough and arriving at the new King’s Cross station.

This could be huge news for businesses around the North East, especially as the Great North Eastern Railway’s link will be the only direct service into London from each of the areas.

The last direct train into the capital from Cleethorpes, Grimsby and Habrough was axed in the late 1980s following government cuts.

Passengers are currently required to change at Doncaster, adding an unnecessary hour on to their trip.

After three years of discussions it seems a comeback for the service is a very real possibility, and companies in the North East may be encouraged to conduct more business in London when the service makes its triumphant return. says Great North Eastern Railway has sent what it describes as a ‘straight-forward’ proposal to the Office of Rail Regulation. The governing body will now have the final say on whether or not the service is to be offered.