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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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Arriva has announced the appointment of Alex Hynes as managing director of Arriva Rail North Ltd which will operate the Northern rail franchise. Alex Hynes, who has been managing director of Northern since August 2013, will take up his role in April when Arriva begins operating the nine-year contract which it was awarded in December. An […]READ MORE
Prestonpans is one of Scotland’s two mural towns, and murals by artist Adele Conn completed at the station in 2011 give new arrivals a foretaste of its attractions. Unfortunately they were fading, but the East Lothian Community Rail Partnership has led a project with another artist Tom Ewing for their restoration and they are now […]READ MORE
Visitors to Cheshire’s famous Quarry Bank Mill are being encouraged to “Arrive in Styal” by rail thanks to a new poster artwork commissioned by Styal Station Friends Group. Styal Station is located 200 metres from the edge of the National Trust’s Quarry Bank estate. Quarry Bank Mill is one of the best preserved textile mills of […]READ MORE
Station Adoption continues to thrive in Scotland, here Sarah Doherty updates us on The Hidden Gardens adoption of Pollokshields East. The Hidden Gardens adopted Pollokshields East station in 2007 when Rachel Mimiec, our artist in residence, brought the plant kiosk to the platform to hand out daffodils and lavender to commuters and passengers. We’ve been brightening up […]READ MORE
A very peaceful and significant New Year to all; rather than use the hackneyed description of ‘Happy New Year’ I think ‘significant’ is a more appropriate , relevant word to use in these troubled times. Personal goals are all different; may they be realised. For Mytholmroyd Station Partnership the year 2015 ended on a high […]READ MORE