To show how ridiculous the "Missing Link" is between the Railways of Yorkshire and the Railways of Lancashire we ran a train from Skipton to Colne, the first for 38 years. When the railway is reinstated it will be just 11 miles, take 15 minutes and cost maybe £3 for a standard single. But our hired train had to go the only way currently available to passengers, via Leeds, 100 miles and 2hrs 30 minutes. Travel by a scheduled service and it will take another hour on top of that, 3hrs 30 mins and set you back £23 for a standard single. If you too think this mad, please help us by clicking on the SELRAP box on the right of my home page and then clicking 'Sign Petition'
This photo: a fun time was had by all *
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The first time Colne has appeared on Skipton's departure board since Barbara Castle closed the Skipton - Colne line in 1970 (shame on her!) *
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Our special train arriving at Skipton
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Passengers boarding at Skipton
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Derek, our Chairman, posing for the Press
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first stop Keighley where more passengers got on *
Permanent, Faslane,6 miles NW of Helensburgh, Scotland on A814:
Faslane Peace Camp sited close to Faslane Nuclear Submarine Base. Also 1st Saturday in every month noise demo, workshops, free cafe and kids space. Tel:01436 820901
For photos click here
Permanent for 'woodland maintenance workers', near Garelochhead, Scotland:
Peaton Glen Wood Peace Camp sited opposite Coulport Nuclear Weapons
Base For more info click here
Every Tuesday evening, 6 - 8 pm, Main Entrance at NSA/USAF Menwith
Hill, near Harrogate, North Yorkshire: Peaceful
protests/witnesses against the proposed US 'Star Wars' systemThe
demonstration is focussed on the people who work at USAF Menwith Hill
- for example - we are protesting at the roles this base has ie in the
American Missile Defense System ("Star Wars"), the specifically the
continuing role re the Afghanistan and Iraq conflict, the policy of
'pre-emptive strikes', the ECHELON system We are also calling for Independence
FROM America. Please come and voice your concerns at the presence of
this American base on UK land.For more info click here
2nd weekend of every month: Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp clickhere or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Every Wednesday, 4-6pm Brighton, Smash EDO,noise demo against the arms manufacturer for more information click here
3rd weekend of every month, North Yorkshire: Menwith Hill Women's Peace Camp contact email@example.com
last weekend of every month, Cumbria: Sellafield Women's Peace Camp contact 0113 262 1534
First Mondays of every month 5-6pm Warton, on A584 7 miles west of Preston, Lancashire. Vigil and leafletting of workers at arms makers BAE Systems site contact Jan Harper 0151 2636578 firstname.lastname@example.org
'Skipton - East Lancashire Rail Action Parnership'
Protect Babies of the World
for more information on the Baby Milk Action campaign click here
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