Rail group’s new site

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Rail action group SELRAP has launched a new website with the latest information about the campaign to re-open the “missing link” between Skipton and Colne.

The Skipton – East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership is fighting hard to get the rail link put back in place after it was closed in 1970.

SELRAP media officer Jane Wood said: “Very positive meetings have been held with Rachel Brown, who is Local Authority Schemes Manager, Rail Executive with The Department of Transport as well as a meeting with David Hoggarth, director of Development of West Yorkshire Combined Authority West Yorkshire, on the devolution of rail services in the North of England.

“David also chairs Rail North’s project management group. Some members of the executive committee also met representatives from the engineering company ARUP at their office in Leeds.”

SELRAP are continuing their appeal to raise funds for the Governance For Railway Investment Projects 3 study. Any individuals or businesses who would like to support this can send cheques made payable to SELRAP to the deputy chairman, Peter Nowland, at 3 Ivegate, Colne BB8 9BN or telephone 871659.

Three members of the executive committee met Pendle’s County Coun. Azhar Ali and County Coun. John Fillis, who is Lancashire County Council’s portfolio holder for transport. Jane said: “It was a very positive meeting held at the ACE Centre in Nelson.”

Their next members open meeting will be held at 7pm on Monday, November 20th, at Earby Community Centre and potential new members are also invited to attend.

The website can be visited at: www.selrap.org.uk