NEWS RELEASE -
Two Awards for Harrogate Line Supporters
Harrogate Chamber's Chief Executive Brian
Dunsby was presented with two national Rail Industry Awards for the
Chamber's Harrogate Line Supporters Group at the recent Rail Future Annual
Conference in Oxford Town Hall.
These Rail Users Group Awards aim to
recognise and reward the various achievements over the past year among the
country's 300 Rail User Groups in fulfilling Railfuture's mission: to be the
number one advocate for the railway and rail users.
categories in which the Harrogate Group was recognised were as follows:
The Best Campaign -
COMMENDED - for the
most effective campaign in 2013
Presented by Christian Wolmar, President (left) to Brian Dunsby (right)
Best New Group - WINNER -
for the most effective new group in 2013
Presented by Christian Wolmar, President (left) and John Ennis, Cotswold
Line Promotion Group (centre) to Brian Dunsby (right).
The Harrogate Line Supporters Group
nominated for these Awards by the Yorkshire Branch of Rail Future, to whom
they provided supporting evidence of their campaigns to achieve firstly more
direct trains between London and Harrogate and secondly the recent bid for
electrification of the whole of the Harrogate Line between Leeds, Harrogate,
Knaresborough & York.
Official photographs by courtesy of Hugh Jaeger, Media
Representative, RailFuture Thames Valley Branch.
many thanks to Mark Leving and all members of the Group for their many
contributions and ongoing support for this campaign.