About Us

We are established and operate as a Limited Company, however we are a ‘not for profit’ organisation and have no shareholders.


Our members and supporters include local residents, those who will benefit from the railway, future users of the line and those with a general interest in what we are doing.


As with our directors and project group, those who are directly involved in the proposals, give their time freely and for that we are truly grateful.


Others cannot give their time, but have contributed and continue to contribute to the development of the detailed proposals either through their membership fee or, in some cases by regular or one-off donations.


This is not uncommon in this phase of a railway reinstatement, particularly in the current political and financial climate.


We hold regular meetings, at which we are able to update members on progress, share feedback on current initiatives, and discuss future plans.


We have an experienced team, committed to developing our proposals, and our experience spans such areas as:


  • national and local planning processes;
  • transport planning;
  • sustainability and environmental legislation;
  • rail industry regulation and operations;
  • financial planning and modelling;
  • strategic communications.


We also have team members with experience of delivering mainline railway enhancements and reinstatement schemes, including those delivered succesfully within National Parks.



Associated Organisations


story consulting



Story have a multi-disciplined team that offers a full design and build capability and provide solutions to Property, Civils, Track, Geotechnical and Drainage projects throughout the UK.


Their award-winning in-house team delivers everything from project management and engineering, to in-house track and waterproofing capabilities.


Story are kindly supporting the project by providing specialist advice relating to structures, such as bridges, tunnels, and embankments etc.


The team at Story also advised in relation to the missing bridge on the A6 at Rowsley, and confirmed subject to detailed assessment, that they can provide a solution for this issue.

ecus environmental



Founded in Sheffield over 30 years ago, they have long been at the forefront of the environmental sector, growing alongside society’s developing environmental needs.


They've spent the last 30 years working at the forefront of rail infrastructure development, providing environmental support to some of the country’s largest projects.


They provide environmental and technical understanding, guidance, and solutions to tackle the complex requirements of this sector and support their clients through all stages of their projects.





rail future

campaign support


Railfuture is the UK's leading independent organisation campaigning for better rail services for passengers and freight.


They are a voluntary group representing rail users, with 20,000 affiliated and individual members; all members have an equal say.


Railfuture is not funded by train companies, political parties or trade unions.


Elections are held annually among Railfuture members to choose the Board of Directors which governs Railfuture.


Railfuture is frequently quoted by the media in newspapers, transport magazines, online and on radio and television.






better value rail

We have support from the Department for Transport (DfT) in developing the Better Value Rail business case.


The DfT work with agencies and partners to support the transport network that helps the UK’s businesses and gets people and goods travelling around the country.


They plan and invest in transport infrastructure to keep the UK on the move.




industry regulator

We have support from the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) as part of the Better Value Rail process.


The Office of Rail and Road is the independent economic and safety regulator for Britain's railways.


They are an independent statutory body, with powers vested by Parliament in their governing board, which sets their strategy and oversees its delivery.






We have the support of several Network Rail contacts in order to develop the initial business case for the Peaks and Dales Line.


They own, repair and develop most of the railway infrastructure in England, Scotland and Wales.


That’s 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations.