Renewed support for the campaign group SELRAP (the Skipton-East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership), and its aim of re-opening the Skipton-Colne line as part of the national network, has come from one of the largest employers in the area - the Skipton Building Society.
“We recognise that improved links between East Lancashire and Leeds will bring economic and social benefits to our heartland, and we are proud to support that,” said David Cutter, the society’s chief executive.
The support comes as SELRAP awaits the publication of the Outputs Definition Group’s report. Prepared by Lancashire and North Yorkshire County Councils and West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in conjunction with SELRAP, it looks at road and rail options on the corridor.
SELRA was established by RAIL contributing writer Steve Broadbent in March 2001, so the campaigners are hoping that the ODG report will bring them a welcome 15th birthday present.