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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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Sussex Community Rail Partnership – Vacancy

6th January 2017

Community Rail Officer –  Gatwick Airport to Bosham, Bognor Regis and Littlehampton Part Time, 17.5 hours per week £20,413.50 per annum (pro rata salary of £10,206.84) A motivated and competent person is required for this interesting, challenging and exciting role. Sussex Community Rail Partnership works to connect the community with its railway, enhance station environments […]


Community funding available for North and West Yorkshire.

Funding for community projects is available in North and West Yorkshire via the Police and Crime Commissioners for the respective regions. In North Yorkshire, the Community Fund is specifically for local organisations, groups or individuals who need money to help fund a new community safety project or scheme. The grants are only available for new projects […]


A Station Clock Returns to Helmsdale

21st December 2016

In 2015 Helmsdale Station was fortunate to win the ACoRP award for Innovation in Community Rail, an award that came with £250 prize money.  We resolved to use this on a “nice to have” addition which would otherwise be unlikely to be achieved.  We settled on the reintroduction of the station clock. Earlier that year […]


Derbyshire Schools’ Artwork Promotes Rail Safety

The latest display of school art at Dronfield Station in North East Derbyshire features the work of pupils from three local schools; Penny Acres Primary, Unstone St Mary’s Infants and Unstone Junior. Opened by Town Mayor Councillor Alan Powell on the 14th November, the exhibition was organised by the Friends of Dronfield Station and is […]


Santa Graces Glossop Station Christmas Gala

A bumper crowd turned out at Glossop Station on 3rd December to welcome the arrival of Father Christmas by train from Lapland. Santa gave out over 120 presents as he spoke to children in the station’s Victorian waiting room. A bright sunny day brought out a record number of families to the station where they […]