CAMPAIGN to OPEN GILSLAND STATION

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Dramatis Personae

This type of project is beset with acronyms and obscure, sometimes ephemeral, organisations. This list is an attempt to clear the fog a little, but any author using acronyms should always spell out the meaning at the first use in the document. Acronyms should always be entirely capitalised - anything else looks like overfamiliarity.

CLTB
Cumbria Local Transport Body.
COGS
Campaign to Open Gilsland Station. See this website !
GRIP
Governance for Railway Investment Projects. Network Rail’s management and control process for delivering projects on the operational railway system.
LAG
Local Action Group. Compiles a LDS for its LEADER.
LDS
Local Development Strategy. A plan created by a LAG that identifies priority funding for LEADER areas.
LEADER
Liaison Entre Actions de Développement de l’Économie Rurale. A method of delivering rural development in rural communities where local people have the opportunity to take funding decisions via their Local Action Group in line with their Local Development Strategy. (See NULEADER below)
LEP
Local Enterprise Partnership. LEPs are voluntary partnerships between local authorities and businesses set up in 2011 by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to help determine local economic priorities and lead economic growth and job creation. Gilsland will fall within both the North Eastern and the Cumbria LEPs.
LTB
Local Transport Body. LTBs are partnerships of local authorities which cover similar areas to Local Enterprise Partnerships, but are not permitted to overlap each other. Decision making for major transport infrastructure spending is devolved to these bodies from the Department for Transport. They will receive funding from April 2015. See Cumbria LTB (CLTB) and North East LTB (NELTB).
LTP
Local Transport Plan. Produced by a Local Transport Body (LTB).
NELTB
North East Local Transport Body.
Network Rail
Network Rail is the trade name used by Network Rail Ltd and its various subsidiary companies. It was founded in 2002 and the CEO is currently David Higgins. The most prominent subsidiary is Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd which is the owner and operator of most of the rail infrastructure in Great Britain.
Northern Rail
A train operating company, often referred to as Northern and owned by Serco-Abellio operating the Northern Rail franchise. It currently runs the trains on the Tyne Valley line and leases the stations from Network Rail.
NULAG
Northumberland Uplands Local Action Group.
NULEADER
Northumberland Uplands LEADER
RDA
Regional Development Authority (e.g. One North East). These were the predecessors to LEPs.
TVRUG
Tyne Valley Rail Users Group.
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