The main objectives of the YCCRP are :
1. To increase passenger volume and income.
2. To keep down the cost of running the line now and in the future, without compromising safety or service.
3. To involve the local community more closely in the development of its railway.
A community rail partnership, (CRP), was formed to promote the Hull to Scarborough route in 1996.
There have been CRPs organised by supporters of various lines up and down the country for many years, and in every single case, there has been measurable success in achieving the objectives outlined above. For example, passenger numbers on the Norwich – Sheringham route have increased by 197% since the ‘Bittern Line’ partnership was set up in 1997. Decades of decline have been reversed locally with the Hull to Scarborough route recording a 42% increase in passenger numbers over the first three full years that the CRP became fully active, (2003-2005).
The YCCRP consists of a group of representatives from the Lead partners, local businesses and organisations and individuals who meet monthly to ensure that projects are being driven forward according to the action plan , which sets out exactly how words and money will be turned into practical benefits, through initiatives such as:
· Improved active local and regional marketing programme
· Themed trains and station events / galas
· Station adoption
· Better signage, lighting, facilities, CCTV etc
· Cycle facilities
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