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Welcome to ACoRP

ACoRP – the Association of Community Rail Partnerships – is the membership body for almost 50 CRPs (community rail partnerships), representing over 80 community rail lines across the UK, as well as more than 1,000 station adoption groups.

Acting as the conduit between our members, national and local government and the rail industry, our role is to provide support, advice and guidance on developing community rail initiatives at grass-roots level.  At the same time, we promote community rail at a strategic level and work closely with decision-makers to embed the concept in national planning.


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The British Transport Police 2017 cycling challenge

21st March 2017

Get you bikes at the ready for an amazing challenge taking place between the 29th April and the 1st May 2017 CRPs and station adopters are all invited to join the British Transport Police on another cycling challenge in 2017. No need to be an aspiring Chris Froome or Laura Kenny to take part; they […]


Younger members of the community share their train expertise.

12th March 2017

Penistone Line Partnership are pleased to have recently installed some interpretation at Penistone Station. The panel marks 100 years since the Penistone Viaduct collapse. Community Rail Officer Rowena Chantler and University of Huddersfield Student, Sarah Laurel spent a day with the children of the local Penistone nursery, Busy Bees. The children had a great day […]


New partnership on the Bentham Line puts dementia patients in mind

9th March 2017

The Leeds – Morecambe Community Rail Partnership (LMCRP) recently made an innovative bid to Northern’s (Arriva Rail North’s) Seed Corn Fund and has been successful in obtaining funds to develop the Bentham Line as a ‘centre of excellence’ in the understanding of how community rail can help those people living with dementia. The project aims […]


Great placement for the Tyne Valley CRP

7th March 2017

Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership are saying au revoir to a young Newcastle College student who has undertaken a week’s work placement with the Partnership. This is the first time that the Partnership has been able to offer an opportunity for a student to gain an insight into the world of community rail and the […]


Rail Minister travels on special TransWilts train to honour valuable role of community rail

Rail Minister Paul Maynard travelled on a special train service to mark the role of community rail and to visit the proposed site of a new station at Wilton. The Minister travelled on a special GWR 10:05 Swindon to Salisbury service. He said, “It was a pleasure to ride on this special TransWilts train today […]