by Steve Beasant on August 8, 2013
To celebrate the full reopening of the Sheffield to Cleethorpes train line, South Yorkshire’s most famous brothers, The Chuckle Brothers, returned to Sheffield to transform the City’s railway station into a replica Cleethorpes beach.
Complete with sand, deckchairs plus buckets and spades, the comedy duo brought seaside fun and frolics to Sheffield commuters plus their iconic slapstick calamities which have made them national treasures across many generations.
Proof that the best things come in twos, the activity has been co-funded by a joint partnership between train operator First TransPennine Express (FTPE) and Cleethorpes’ North East Lincolnshire Council to remind surrounding counties that the popular seaside resort is open for tourism following nearly six months of rail disruption caused by a landslip at Hatfield.
Allowing Sheffield to make the most of the scorching summer school holidays, FTPE are aiming to get the region’s tourist routes back on track by unveiling an exclusive 2 for 1 travel offer to Cleethorpes which is valid up till the 1st September.
Victoria Tomlinson from FTPE said: “The landslip at Hatfield and Stainforth was unprecedented and caused a significant amount of disruption for rail passengers in the region and many of the local communities along the route. Rail services are a vital to supporting tourism and we are delighted that by working with Network Rail and our industry partners we were able to restore the line quicker than anticipated.
“To show our thanks for customers’ patience we have introduced a 2 for 1 walk up ticket for journeys to and from Cleethorpes and we have worked with Visit Cleethorpes and the local council to promote some fantastic offers for rail customers in the historic resort.
“Our ticket offer is in place throughout the summer and I am delighted that the Chuckle Brothers have shown their support for the promotion and Cleethorpes.”
To help travellers get all they can out of their trip, the train operator has also worked in conjunction with Visit Cleethorpes to put together a selection of special visitor offers to suit every taste, providing great discounts at some of the best places to see, stay and eat at in the area.
For more information visit http://www.tpexpress.co.uk/cleethorpes