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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ScotRail has announced a partnership with Foundation Scotland, which will manage the train operator’s £90,000 fund to help local communities flourish across Scotland. Over the course of the next year, the ScotRail Foundation will distribute grants across three separate areas; Community Fund, Cultural and Arts Fund, and Employee Charitable Giving Fund. Community groups can apply for […]READ MORE
The Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) is to expand thanks to new funding from the Department for Transport (DfT) and Arriva Rail North (ARN). ACoRP’s new structure will mean that the organisation will be able to provide greater support to its members, Community Rail Partnerships and station friends groups across the country, with the […]READ MORE
Esk Valley Community Rail Partnership DEVELOPMENT OFFICER £15,264 pa for 3 days a week The Esk Valley Railway is part of the national rail network running daily between Middlesbrough and Whitby. It is supported by a Community Rail Partnership which has successfully pressed for additional weekday and Sunday services, due to commence in the next couple of […]READ MORE
We are planing to hold a new officer training day in the early Autumn in London. The day is aimed at new officers at CRP’s and indeed others who work in the field. The aim is to give a brief introduction to Community Rail, a small amount of history an a introduction to ACoRP, DfT and Network […]READ MORE
We have now agreed dates for all the remaining ACoRP events for 2016. Sun 11 Sept – Heritage Open Day – Water Tower, Huddersfield – we will once again be throwing the doors open to the public at the Water Tower. We have had very good attendance over the last few years. This year Discover Huddersfield […]READ MORE