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Tuesday, 22 September 2009

SELRAP Autumn Conference

Our friends at SELRAP (the Skipton East Lancs Railway Action Partnership) are holding a conference on funding options for community rail.

It looks great, we'll be there if you'd like to join us?


SELRAP Autum Conference

The study commissioned by SELRAP, and carried out by JMP Consulting in 2007, established that there is a strong business case for reopening the Skipton-Colne line. And within the Lancashire and Cumbria RUS, Network Rail states that the remaining obstacle to the reopening is funding. To be held on Friday November 6th at Herriots
Hotel, Skipton, SELRAP’s third major conference aims to help focus the minds of those who matter on the way forward for SELRAP.

Whilst SELRAP is at an early stage in organising this, our third major conference, our speaker list is firming up exceptionally quickly and, to date,
consists of the following:

Norman Baker MP: Lib Dem Shadow Secretary of State for Transport.
Stephen Hammond MP: Conservative Shadow Minister for Transport.
Adrian Shooter: Chairman Chiltern Railways.
Heidi Mottram: MD, or Paul Salveson: Head of Government and Community Strategies, Northern Rail.
Graham Botham: Commercial Scheme Sponsor, Network Rail.
Peter Frost: MD Kilbride Group (
Alan Beswick: Director JMP Consulting (
Gordon Prentice MP: Pendle.
David Curry MP: Skipton.

The cost of attending this landmark conference is £20.00 for individuals and those representating voluntary organisations ..... and £50 for all others.

Lunch and refreshments are included in the price.
For more details, and to book your place, contact Peter Nowland, Delegate Coordinator, 3 Ivegate, Colne, Lancs., BB8 9QL. Tel: 07814 596297;
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