The Anonymous Widower

The Todmorden Curve Has Helped A Campaign For More

The opening of the Todmorden Curve seems to have been a success according to press reports I’ve found, but this article from the Lancashire Telegraph, entitled New hope for campaigners looking to re-establish link between East Lancashire and North Yorkshire, shows that the opening is having other effects. This is the first paragraph.

A NEW hope has emerged for campaigners looking to re-establish a link between East Lancashire and North Yorkshire after a transport chief signalled concerns about possible logjams in Calderdale and Leeds.

The link between Colne and Skipton, which is mentioned in the article is shown in this map.

Skipton To Colne

Skipton To Colne

It is being promoted by the Colne-East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership.

Having explored the area a lot in the last couple of years. I feel very much that tram-trains perhaps linked to  Blackpool and/or Manchester have a lot of possibilities. I said as much in Could Tram-Trains Be Used To Advantage In Blackpool? It may sound fanciful and ambitious, but a single track tram-train link from Colne to Skipton, would have a high passenger capacity and wouldn’t require the infrastructure of heavy rail.

Things seem to be moving fast in East Lancashire.

In North London, there has been strong enthusiasm for the recent extension of the Overground. I now perceive a wanting for more of the same.

So are the good citizens of East Lancashire behaving in the same way?

June 4, 2015 - Posted by | Travel | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. […] Colne via Skipton and a new section of track. – I wrote about this in The Todmorden Curve Has Helped A Campaign For More […]

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