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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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Friends of Penmere Station are showing off…

16th February 2017

The Friends of Penmere Station in Falmouth have notched up 23 awards in 23 years and now have a new display board to enable them to share their successes with the community. It was in 1993 that a small, but determined group of railway and gardening enthusiasts got together under the “friends” banner and soon […]


Looking good for the new year for Mytholmroyd.

27th January 2017

Following an extremely exciting train journey around Northern Europe we were delighted that Hurricane Barbara arrived in Mytholmroyd over the Christmas period, but left our village unscathed. Unlike some unknown people who created mayhem with their graffiti ‘art’ both on the station and in the village, defacing homes and shops alike. But our community spirit […]


The magic of a Cumbrian Christmas

Councillors, the Rotary Club, Northern and DRS in Cumbria organised a fantastic,  magical Santa Special train for local children who are looked after by the local authority on the 10th December. The beautifully decorated train set off from Maryport Station and journeyed through to Carlisle with Santa giving out presents to the children. One of […]


Community art project transforms Lowestoft rail station arches

A plaque was unveiled at Lowestoft rail station on Friday 27th January to thank the town’s community for embracing a large-scale project to transform the Lowestoft Arches with art work. Local heritage organisations, museums, authors and high schools have worked together to create a mural entitled “People’s Journeys Time Portal, a community’s view of its […]


New office opened at Llanelli hub

The Heart of Wales Line Development Company were very pleased to host the Llanelli MP Nia Griffith to the official opening of their new office at Llanelli Station’s Hub on Friday. The office has been given over to the development company by Arriva Trains Wales and the plan for 2017 is for it to become […]