How to get to Grimsby Town (GMB) Train Station

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Grimsby Town station information & facilities

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Location for Rail Replacement Services: Pick Up / Drop Off at the Station Front.
Amenities at station
Staff help available: Yes | Step free access coverage: Yes | Step free access note: Step free access is provided from the station entrance to all platforms. Lifts are used to provide level access to Platform 2. This station is partially staffed. The station staffing hours are: Monday to Saturday: 06: 00 - 21: 30 Sunday: 08: 30 - 20: 45 This station is Category A. Station staff can provide assistance throughout the station, and with boarding and alighting the train. Customers requiring assistance should make themselves known to station staff no less than 20 minutes prior to the departure time of their train. Assistance can be requested in advance by contacting the TransPennine Express Assisted Travel Team on 0800 107 2149 (18001 prefix for TextRelay). Outside of staffed station hours, lifts are unavailable, and assistance to board and alight the train can be provided by the Conductor. The conductor is usually positioned at the rear of the train. Customers requiring the use of platform 2 or assistance to navigate through the station when the station is unstaffed are requested to contact the TransPennine Express Assisted Travel Team on 0800 107 2149 (18001 prefix for TextRelay) to arrange alternative transport to the closest station where assistance can be provided. | Accessible car park equipment: Wheelchair users may require assistance using car park equipment at this station | Accessible ticket machines: There are accessible ticket machines at this station | Accessible toilets: Yes | Ramp for train access: Yes | Wheelchairs available: Yes | Impaired mobility set down / pick up points available: No
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Travel to the Grimsby Town train station from the city center

Grimsby is an English coastal seaport that is large with an administrative center in North East Lincolnshire. The admin center is located on the South Bank of the Humber Estuary and close to the North Sea. By the mid-20th century, Grimsby ran the world's largest fishing fleet, although it later declined after to the Cod Wars because the UK was denied access to the Icelandic fishing grounds. Since the decline, Grimsby has gone through industrial decline, although since the 1990s, food manufacturing has been considerably encouraged. Infrastructure in Grimsby is top-notch, and the transport industry is thriving due to the availability of various modes of transport.  There are several travel options to consider. There is the option of using buses, trains, walking, cycling, or even air transport. By road, there are three different routes, which include via Ellis way, via Frederick Ward Way/A1136, and Hainton Ave/B1213. 

What is the best way to get to the train station from the city center

The distance from the city center to the train station Grimsby Town tends to differ depending on the mode of transport used. By road, the fastest way to get to the station is via the Ellis Way route. Using the Ellis Way route can take eight minutes to get to the station. Other routes take a bit longer. Using the train takes 15 minutes from the city center to the station. Walking can take 20 minutes using the Ellis Way route or Victoria Street S route. Biking is much shorter, taking only seven minutes to get to the station via Heneage Road. Cycling or taking a bus via Ellis Way is a seven-minute journey. The best option to consider is using a bus or cycling as those take a shorter time to get to the station, and they are also quite convenient.

How far is it from the city center to the train station?

The distance between Grimsby train station and the downtown area varies depending on the route traveled. However, the Ellis Way route is the best option to consider to get to the station quickly and cover the one mile (1.61 kilometers) distance. Using the Ellis Way route, head east on Duncombe Street toward Werneth Road and then turn right onto Werneth. Turn right onto Wellington Street and then turn left onto Freeman St/B1213. Turn right onto Ellis Way and then turn left onto Town Hall Street. From there, turn left onto Victoria Street S then take another left turn onto Town Hall Street. Turn right onto Town Hall Square and then continue onto Osborne Street. Continue onto S St. Mary's Gate up to Bethlehem Street. Take a left turn at Old Market PI and then finally turn right to reach the destination, Grimsby Town, Grimsby, DN31 1LY, United Kingdom. 

How accessible is the train station for those with limited mobility?

The Grimsby Town train station has been well built with modern features to cater to all kinds of abilities. Operated by TransPennine Express and also served by East Midlands Railway as well as Northern services, the railway station has come a long way since its launch on February 29th, 1848. The station has covered platforms that were redone back in 1978. The first platform is the major eastbound thoroughfare, while the second platform is for the westbound trains - although it also has eastbound services whenever it's required. The third platform is not covered and is the thoroughfare for southbound traffic. The ticket office is always open during weekdays from 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., while on Saturdays and Sundays it opens from 8:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. There is also a convenient self-service ticket machine at the entrance of the station to collect pre-paid tickets. Platforms 1 and 2 have customer help points, plus all platforms have step-free access, which is quite convenient for those with limited mobility.

Local tips: the train station and points of interest

Grimsby is a town full of exciting things to experience and places to visit. When visiting the city, there is plenty to do including experiencing the culture of the town, meeting new people, historical sites and other local features. Tourists looking for a quaint, small-town with plenty of culture and a rich history will enjoy a visit to Grimsby. There is archeological evidence of a small enclave of Roman workers from the second century nearby, situated on the River Haven flowing into the Humber. 

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