RAIL campaigners are hoping they will land cash after getting backing from a powerful group of MPs.
At the moment, cash for the Penistone Line Partnership is not guaranteed beyond the summer.
But some hope has been provided by the Commons Transport Committee, whose members said the lack of money for community-led rail lines was "absurd".
Their support has been welcomed by the partnership, whose workers promote the Huddersfield-Sheffield line.
Co-ordinator Brian Barnsley said he was pleased with the report, but understood it did not guarantee cash. He added: "We also need the support of councils and rail operators, but we need to generate cash ourselves as well.
"However, I think we have done more than enough to prove what a great project we are.
"We have secured some more funding that will take us up to around July. But from then we will have to look elsewhere."
The partnership started in 1994 and has received widespread praise for innovations like its popular music trains.
Mr Barnsley said: "We need about £30,000 a year to run and we make about £25,000 ourselves. So we are not talking about huge amounts of money."
Bosses of the Association of Community Rail Partnerships - based in Slaithwaite - are also delighted with the MPs' recommendations
The association's general manager, Dr Paul Salveson,
said: "I think the committee report is testament to the hard work that has been done to make these projects successful.
"It is good news and, hopefully, it will mean that cash for ourselves and the Penistone Line Partnership will be secured.
"One of the big issues is getting the community involved and I think that is one of the reasons the Penistone Line Partnership is noted as one of the best," he added.