The Skipton and East Lancashire Railway Action Partnership (SELRAP)

SELRAP is a voluntary group campaigning for the reopening of the Skipton-Colne railway line as part of the national network for passenger and freight use.

The 11.5 mile link between Skipton (North Yorkshire) and Colne (Lancashire) would link the Aire Valley and Yorkshire to East Lancashire, Manchester, Preston and beyond. Although under increasing threat, the trackbed is essentially intact and the railway could be restored at a relatively low cost: any further incursion would destroy a resource of national value and would be contrary to government policies.

Meetings, open to members of SELRAP, are held every two months. To become a member, visit SELRAP's website.

Next Meeting Date: Please contact the group for details

Latest News :

Rail reopening conference: Top politicians representing all three major parties attended SELRAP's third major conference, which took place in Skipton on Friday 6 November 2009. An impressive array of speakers combined to back SELRAP's campaign to see the Skipton-Colne rail line reopened as part of a new trans-Pennine route, and offer embryonic pointers towards the formation of a funding partnership for the rebuild.

August 2009: Read their latest newsletter CravenRail. (PDF 786K)

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Last updated: 9 August 2010
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