MEMBERS of the Skipton East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership (SELRAP) are due to meet next week when they will hear an update on the campaign to re-instate the section of railway from Skipton to Colne.

Monday's (December 11) evening meeting in the town hall will also include a presentation from Stacey Dickens, head of communications and sustainability at Skipton Building Society.

Ms Dickens is expected to talk about the current housing market and also how the reopening of the around 12 mile railway 'missing link' between Skipton and Colne will held Skipton Building Society staff and its customers wanting to buy a house.

On Wednesday, December 13, an online meeting is also due to take place between SELRAP and representatives from Lancashire and North Yorkshire councils; and from the West Yorkshire combined authority. It is hoped it will also be attended by the government's rail minister, and representatives of rail transport.

Monday's meeting, which is for SELRAP members and guests, will start at 7pm. There will also be questions from members.

The railway between Skipton and Colne was closed in February, 1970. The line passed through Broughton, Thornton-in-Craven and Earby.

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