The campaign to re-open the Skipton-Colne railway line.

A brand new trans-pennine route to connect East Lancashire, Yorkshire and beyond..

Connecting Communities across the North

An update during these difficult times.

For the foreseeable future or until government advice changes members meetings are cancelled.

We are still going to keep our members up to date with progress on the project.

This will sent electronically as well as the usual updates on the website and Facebook.

We are still working with the relevant agencies although this is being affected by government dealing with the virus measures, still moving but more slowly as expected.

The Selrap Executive are still active and we had our first meeting last night using video conferencing which we will be using going forward.

If you need to contact us all contact details are on the website or email

Thank you and please keep you and your loved ones safe.

The Selrap Executive.

The prominent rail re-generation project in the North

17 March 2020 - Important Note - All SELRAP Meetings are cancelled until further notice due to the Coronavirus.
Notice will be posted about resuming meetings at the appropriate time.

BBC News Video

BBC video news article 03/02/2020
Proposed reinstatement of the Colne to Skipton railway link
BBC video article on the Skipton Colne line.
The Rt Hon Grant Shapps (Secretary of State for Transport) interviewed along with Peter Bryson from SELRAP.

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The end of the line??
We don't think so - it's just the beginning!
Regeneration of the North is long overdue, especially for the people of the Northern Corridor.
This project can potential to unlock huge benefits for our area.

Skipton shows us the way
The second busiest passenger corridor in the country the Airedale line shows the potential on offer when modern services are available with the related benefits for the community, jobs, leisure and mobility.

Brand New Trains - for a brand new route.
From Pacers to fast, modern rolling stock.
Northern Trains are rolling out the latest in train technology with the Class 195/331 diesel and electric trains.
WiFi enabled and air conditioned throughout.