SKIPTON Building Society has become an affiliated group member of the campaign to reopen the railway line between Skipton and Colne.

The society will also offer financial support to SELRAP - the Skipton East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership.

David Cutter, chief executive of Skipton Building Society, said “ We are pleased to help and support the SELRAP group in its campaigning for the reopening of the Skipton-Colne railway line as part of the national network for passenger and freight.

"At Skipton Building Society we recognise that improved links between East Lancashire and Leeds will bring economic and social benefits to our heartland and we are proud to support that.”

SELRAP is now looking forward to working with SBS which employs 1,500 people at its Skipton head office and more than 6,500 employees across the group.

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