The latest effort by volunteers to promote public transport

GRaB (Gainsborough Rail and Bus Users Group) has produced a guide covering Gainsborough bus and train services in one easy to read leaflet.

The Lincolnshire town of Gainsborough, renowned for agricultural machinery (Marshall’s 1848-1992) and golf clubs (Ping Europe), has very limited public transport.

Last year GRaB published a Brigg Line guide for the Saturday only service via Brigg followed by a Pilgrim Line Guide for the Lincoln and Doncaster service.

Now 10,000 Gainsborough Travel Guides will be delivered to homes in the area by National Citizen Service volunteers.

The Guide will be available from the Guildhall, the Library and Old Hall in Gainsborough. GRaB will have them available on a stall in Gainsborough market on 9 August 2016.

The guide, designed for GRaB by Stagecoach East Midlands, has been funded by donations.

GRaB Chairman Keith Panter said “Townsfolk appear to have little knowledge of public transport here. Our experience with the Brigg Line guide tells us that delivering door to door produces more passengers on trains. This is our next step in trying to get folks out of their cars”.