CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Bentham Line Photo Competition Launched

Northern Rail has agreed to sponsor prizes for a photographic competition, which is being promoted by the Leeds-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership (CRP) to give them a range of images that will capture the spirit of the line.

Primary school pupils planting spring bulbs at Bentham station

Primary school pupils planting spring bulbs at Bentham station

The railway joins Leeds to Morecambe taking in the Aire Valley, and passes near the Forest of Bowland and through the Lune valley onto Lancaster and then the seaside at Morecambe. This will create a range of pictures for use on their website and in publicity.

Pete Myers, the Client & Stakeholder Manager at Northern Rail said “It is not about pictures of trains but about people and places along the line. There are three sections reflecting different sections of the route so wherever people live they can be involved. Leeds – Skipton, Gargrave – Wennington, Carnforth – Morecambe. There will be a prize winner for each section: they will receive a pass giving free travel across the Northern Rail services for two days of their choice.”

The competition is open to everyone and images should be sent by email to The competition element closes on 30 September 2015 although pictures will still be accepted after that date, they will miss the prize deadline.

The pictures are available to view on a special Facebook page by clicking here.