The final business case for the electrification of the Harrogate Line has been submitted to the Department for Transport. Meanwhile, Arthington Station Action Group [ASAG] is to seek further advice from a transport consultant who specialises in the field of new stations, and following a meeting with Greg Mulholland MP are confident that he supports ASAG efforts. Readers requiring a copy of the latest ASAG report should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Pool Parish Council has undertaken a public survey among householder’s within the Parish. Out of the 1000 homes that had a questionnaire posted through their letterbox 240 responded. Of those 98% were in favour of the Station being reopened. Based on these figures and an average of three occupants per household, a potential of over 700 people from Pool could use the station on a regular basis if it were built. The centre of Pool is within a 15 minutes walking, 5 minutes cycling and 2 minutes driving distance from the suggested site for Arthington Station.