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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Founder of the Cheshire Best Kept stations competition John Hulme, has been honoured with the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queens 90th Birthday Honours List. The award is for his community services to railways in Cheshire and and is not only for his work on the Mid Cheshire Line but also in recognition of John organising […]READ MORE
Adopters from seven Kyle Line stations are forming a new group organised by Kenny Maclean from Achnasheen with Peter Beck representing the Friends of the Kyle Line. Among those present at the 12 May inaugural meeting was Joanna Macpherson from Attadale who appeared in recent TV series Lady Lairds and Secret Stations, while at Achanalt […]READ MORE
After months of planning the National Station to Station Queens 90th Birthday event hit the rails over the weekend of 11th & 12th June. This national landmark event, highlighted the importance of our local public transport, bringing together community groups, train operators, Network Rail, and a wide range of rail industry organisations. All of whom were united […]READ MORE
Commuters passing through Mount Florida railway station should have no trouble finding the ‘thyme’ – or the mint, or the rhubarb, or even the strawberries. Thanks to a £2000 grant from the Evening Times Streets Ahead campaign, environmental community group Urban Roots is slowly transforming the city’s south side rail network, one station at a […]READ MORE
Digby & Sowton station’s 21st birthday on Monday 23 May was celebrated in style with a giant birthday cake cut by Cllr Andrew Leadbetter, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economy and Transport in an event at the station, which is on the Exeter – Exmouth -Avocet Line. Present to help with the celebrations (and […]READ MORE