Rail boost for Ribble Valley new home-owners

Launch of Welcome Pack for Ribble Valley railways (s)
Launch of Welcome Pack for Ribble Valley railways (s)

A welcome pack promoting local rail transport could prove just the ticket for new home owners in the Ribble Valley.

The pack has been put together by Community Rail Lancashire and is supported by Ribble Valley Borough Council. It features a host of information and advice including train timetables, local rail history, a rail ramblers guided walks programme and how to get involved in local rail support groups.

We also want the borough’s new homeowners to make the most of rail travel in their daily commutes to Blackburn, Preston, Manchester and beyond, as well as enjoy the leisure opportunities that local rail travel has to offer

Ribble Valley Borough Council leader Stuart Hirst

Ribble Valley Borough Council leader Stuart Hirst said: “Ribble Valley is a happening place. It is one of the most desirable places in which to live and work in the UK. We want people to visit the borough and what better way to enjoy our stunning scenery than travelling by train?

“We also want the borough’s new homeowners to make the most of rail travel in their daily commutes to Blackburn, Preston, Manchester and beyond, as well as enjoy the leisure opportunities that local rail travel has to offer.”

Marjorie Birch, vice-chairman of Community Rail Partnership Clitheroe and chairman of local support group Ribble Valley Rail, added: “Lancashire’s community railways provide an excellent means by which to explore the county and provide vital links for students and commuters travelling across the region.

“There has been an increase in the use of local rail services in recent years, particularly the Clitheroe to Manchester rail line, and we anticipate further increases in passenger traffic in the future.’’