The Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway dates from 1948, and has taken various forms to reach what it is today.
Climb aboard for a 4 mile return journey along the Humberside coast, on one of Britain’s oldest seaside miniature railways.
A full trip incorporates our three stations, Cleethorpes Kingsway, adjacent to Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, Lakeside and Humberston Station.
Lakeside is the hub of the railway, home to the smallest pub on the planet – The Signal Box Inn. Our brand new café has been added for 2015 selling delicious breakfasts, lunches and refreshments and “Griffin Hall” tells the fascinating story of the Sutton Miniature Railway and includes on display ‘Mighty Atom’ – one of the oldest 15 inch gauge steam locomotives in the world!
Now with a track gauge of 15 inches (381mm), and host to seven steam locomotives and five diesel locomotives, the line carries hundreds of thousands of happy passengers every year.
Adjacent to Cleethorpes Leisure Centre and the Southern Promenade, this impressive terminus station is home to a well stocked gift shop selling a wide range of railway souvenirs, items perfect for holidaymakers and daytrippers, plus Thomas the Tank Engine merchandise. Also on offer are snacks and light refreshments.
Lakeside is the hub of the railway, found halfway along the line. It is home to the smallest pub on the planet – The Signal Box Inn. At just 8×8 square feet and seating four people at a time, its offering includes a wide range of guest ales and ciders. Platform One Café a new addition for 2015, sells delicious breakfasts, lunches and refreshments. The Griffin Hall Museum tells the fascinating story of the Sutton Miniature Railway and includes on display ‘Mighty Atom’ – one of the oldest 15 inch gauge steam locomotives in the world!
Our other terminus station was added as part of the railways extension in 2007 and is popular with walkers and bird watchers. The station has some outstanding views of the Humber Estuary and is also conveniently situated near Thorpe Park and Pleasure Island Theme Park.
Cleethorpes Coast Light Railway, Lakeside Station, Kings Road, Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire DN35 0AG
Website – www.cclr.co.uk