Upgrade to land trains welcomed

One of the colourful land trains ready to take passengers along the seafront
One of the colourful land trains ready to take passengers along the seafront

The major investment in Bridlington’s seafront land trains have been welcomed by tow of the town’s councillors.

Around £150,000 has been spent bringing a new train to the Yorkshire coast from Torquay and replacing the engine in one of the existing vehicles.

Ward councillors Chris Matthews and Richard Harrap said: “Land trains have proved to be very popular with young and old providing a much-loved and valuable service for over 55 years.

“We remember the original land trains named Burlington Belle and Burlington Bertie with fond memories and we are impressed with the arrival of the new land trains which offer a more comfortable ride.

“Taking a ride on the land train has become a popular part of the visit to Bridlington and we look forward to seeing the trains in operation.”

The trains operate along the north and south sides, linking the park and ride site and Sewerby Hall with town centre.