THE Friends of Airedale Line (FoAL) is holding its second AGM on Saturday.

It will take place in Saltaire Methodist Church – which is on the corner of Saltaire Road and George Street, just five minutes walk from Saltaire Railway Station (postcode BD18 3HJ) – at 1pm.

The aim of FoAL is to promote links with communities along the line.

It facilitates the adoption of local stations, through Northern Rail’s station adoption scheme, whereby stations can become community hubs as well as departure points.

Members of the group have responsibility for station adoption at Shipley, Saltaire, Bingley, Crossflatts, Keighley, Steeton & Silsden, Cononley and Skipton.

This is a chance to have your say about your local railway station – about what improvements you would like to see and to help FoAL build community links.

For further information, contact Graham Mitchell on 01535 645454.


* The Aire Valley Rail Users Group is also holding its AGM at the same venue on Saturday, at 1pm.

"The last year has seen considerable problems on local railways," said a spokesman. "Train services have been less reliable and more overcrowded. Promised improvements are being delayed. This is the chance to have your say about our train service."

Pete Myers, from Northern Rail, will explain what is being done to improve services and answer questions.