CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

CRP Thanks Departing Chair

Community Rail Lancashire said a big thank you to James Syson on Friday 16th June, at the joint management group meeting of the Clitheroe Line & East Lancashire CRPs.  

During that time James has worked with the partnerships to develop projects at Mill Hill, Cherry Tree and Pleasington stations.  His biggest achievement was to secure over £12m investment to redouble part of the Bolton to Blackburn line at Darwen to enable an all day half hourly service to operate between Blackburn and Manchester.  Unfortunately James is resigning as Chair of the two partnerships as he is now taking up a post with Transport for the North.

 Richard Watts, Director of CRL and Secretary of the two partnerships, thanked James for all his hard work to support community rail development in East Lancashire and as a token of appreciation Richard presented James with a ‘manbag’  with his initials inscribed on the inside.  CRL wishes James every success in his new post.