Campaign to improve Keighley-London rail link

John Grogan

John Grogan

First published in News

A campaign to improve direct rail links between Keighley and London is gathering momentum.

John Grogan, the town’s prospective parliamentary Labour candidate, is backing efforts to introduce extra services.

His support has been welcomed by those who have been working for years for improvements.

Currently there is one East Coast direct service a day between Keighley and London, which heads to the capital in the morning and returns in the evening.

Mr Grogan said this year there was a “great opportunity” to argue the case for more services to London from Shipley, Keighley and Skipton. “Many local businesses have already told me that more trains to London throughout the day – perhaps with one arriving at 9am – would greatly assist them,” he said.

Coun Graham Mitchell, who chairs the town council’s watch and transport committee, said: “Three years ago we hosted a meeting with the Alliance group about the idea of having additional trains between London and Keighley and Skipton. We told them what we would like to see.

“With the East Coast franchise coming up, we are interested in getting the bidders talking to people in Keighley.”

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1:21pm Fri 28 Feb 14

Shipleyvegas says...

Mr Grogan really should consult the rail timetables.

Catch the 06:14 from Keighley to Shipley, then change for the 06:36 direct to Kings Cross, which, wait for it, arrives at 8:59. Not bad considering his requet for 9am.

Wonder how long it will take him to take credit for this?
Mr Grogan really should consult the rail timetables. Catch the 06:14 from Keighley to Shipley, then change for the 06:36 direct to Kings Cross, which, wait for it, arrives at 8:59. Not bad considering his requet for 9am. Wonder how long it will take him to take credit for this? Shipleyvegas
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8:05am Sat 1 Mar 14

G_Firth says...

Shipleyvegas wrote:
Mr Grogan really should consult the rail timetables.

Catch the 06:14 from Keighley to Shipley, then change for the 06:36 direct to Kings Cross, which, wait for it, arrives at 8:59. Not bad considering his requet for 9am.

Wonder how long it will take him to take credit for this?
That's far to much work for London commuters, I mean it means changing trains, even going to Leeds to catch one there is way to much hassle for them.
Mr Grogan clearly sees London as the center of the universe, he'd be far more suited to follow his career politics down there than up here where people are hurting and where he's actually have to do some work.
[quote][p][bold]Shipleyvegas[/bold] wrote: Mr Grogan really should consult the rail timetables. Catch the 06:14 from Keighley to Shipley, then change for the 06:36 direct to Kings Cross, which, wait for it, arrives at 8:59. Not bad considering his requet for 9am. Wonder how long it will take him to take credit for this?[/p][/quote]That's far to much work for London commuters, I mean it means changing trains, even going to Leeds to catch one there is way to much hassle for them. Mr Grogan clearly sees London as the center of the universe, he'd be far more suited to follow his career politics down there than up here where people are hurting and where he's actually have to do some work. G_Firth
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