Colne-Skipton rail link restoration on SELRAP agenda

CAMPAIGNERS hoping to restore the railway line between Colne and Skipton have announced their first members’ meeting of 2014.

Skipton East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership (SELRAP) will meet at Herriot’s Hotel in Broughton Road, Skipton, from 7pm on January 13.

Jane Wood, the group’s spokeswoman, said: “Present members of SELRAP are invited to this meeting, which is being held at a very convenient location opposite the railway station on Broughton Road.

“Prospective members are also welcome to come along.

“The members will have the opportunity to hear about this campaigning group’s response to a report by the engineering company Arup, who are working on SELRAP’s behalf on a feasibility study.

“There will also be information about SELRAP’s interest in the proposed A56 village bypass road as suggested by Lancashire County Council. It is also an opportunity for those attending to ask questions about the campaign.”

In September, the campaigners secured funding from several backers to carry out a second, more comprehensive analysis on the scheme’s feasibility.

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5:17pm Mon 30 Dec 13

It's a spade! says...

Don't waste your time. LCC, Pendle BC, Barnoldswick Town Council, Rolls Royce, Euravia, Boundary Mill and Andrew Stephenson MP all want a bypass. Apparently that's what will happen and no one should waste their breath on any other proposal as "they won't happen."
Don't waste your time. LCC, Pendle BC, Barnoldswick Town Council, Rolls Royce, Euravia, Boundary Mill and Andrew Stephenson MP all want a bypass. Apparently that's what will happen and no one should waste their breath on any other proposal as "they won't happen." It's a spade!

9:39pm Mon 30 Dec 13

3 for 10p says...

I might turn up to that meeting , it will be good for a laugh if nothing else.
I might turn up to that meeting , it will be good for a laugh if nothing else. 3 for 10p

6:51pm Thu 2 Jan 14

HairyBowls says...

Being a Selrap member myself, I'm sorry to report that the momentum for reinstatement of the line is quietly being overtaken by the bypass and on that note I and many other members are going to leave the group and concentrate on the bypass opening. I call for Selrap to disband and throw full momentum behind the bypass, a far better option for Colnes traffic woes.
Being a Selrap member myself, I'm sorry to report that the momentum for reinstatement of the line is quietly being overtaken by the bypass and on that note I and many other members are going to leave the group and concentrate on the bypass opening. I call for Selrap to disband and throw full momentum behind the bypass, a far better option for Colnes traffic woes. HairyBowls

1:14pm Sat 4 Jan 14

RicPou says...

With local 'support' like this it makes the SELRAP cause all the more crucial. This is a very important rail link which would a great deal for Colne, since with trains coming from both Burnley and Skipton it will bring people into Coln, as opposed to driving round it nd taking their activity elsewhere. If there are sound Transport reasons for having a by pass this should not interfere with the trackbed, and both schemes could be financed together. Further along the line towards Blackburn people are complaining of the lack of trains to Manchester. With the rail link it could be Leeds as well!
With local 'support' like this it makes the SELRAP cause all the more crucial. This is a very important rail link which would a great deal for Colne, since with trains coming from both Burnley and Skipton it will bring people into Coln, as opposed to driving round it nd taking their activity elsewhere. If there are sound Transport reasons for having a by pass this should not interfere with the trackbed, and both schemes could be financed together. Further along the line towards Blackburn people are complaining of the lack of trains to Manchester. With the rail link it could be Leeds as well! RicPou

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