From Sheffield to Cleethorpes - it’s time for some seaside fun in the sun.
Commuters at Sheffield station were treated to a bucket-and-spade full of beach fun and frolics in the rain when much-loved South Yorkshire comedy duo The Chuckle Brothers pulled into town.
Barry and Paul Chuckle arrived in stripy bathing suits, complete with sand, deckchairs and buckets and spades, to encourage Sheffielders to catch the train and visit the seaside this summer.
The Rotherham siblings entertained the crowds at Sheffield’s Midland Station yesterday with their famous slapstick routines to mark the re-opening of the Sheffield to Cleethorpes train line.
It was a case of Chuckle Vision as the station forecourt was transformed into a replica Cleethorpes beach.
The pair joked with commuters and performed rib-tickling routines - complete with their classic catchphrase ‘from me to you’.
The rail route was closed for nearly six months following a landslip at Hatfield near Doncaster but the service is back up and running again.
Victoria Tomlinson from First Trans Pennine Express 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 vital to supporting tourism and we are delighted we were able to restore the line quicker than anticipated.
“To show our thanks for customers’ patience we have introduced a two-for-one walk-up ticket for journeys to and from Cleethorpes.
“We have worked with Visit Cleethorpes and the local council to promote some fantastic offers for rail customers in the historic resort.”
Barry and Paul will appear at Darlington Civic Theatre in Aladdin in December.