Community Rail Awards 2016

We are delight to announce that the 2016 Community Rail Awards are open for entries.


Rail Franchise Summit

This DfT sponsored conference takes place in Leeds on 19th May. For bursary places for ACoRP members please contact Hazel at the office, more infomation on the conference


Station to Station Queens 90th Birthday Celebration

The website supporting this event is now live to find out more and who is taking part


Advanced Apprenticeship for Community Rail Partnership Oficers

Find out how to get involved with our new apprenticeship scheme


Community Rail Cafe

Involved in community rail or want to get started? Join the discussion on our partner site.


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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Scotland Roundup

3rd May 2016

ScotRail has new guidelines for adopt a station, and seen here with their copies are the adopters from the Redhall Walled Garden who have adopted Slateford, Kingsknowe, Wester Hailes and Curriehill Stations on the Edinburgh-Glasgow via Shotts route.               Michael  Cochran’s station library at Shettleston will be six years […]


John Wilson takes up ScotRail Community Liaison Executive

  ‘I am John Wilson and I started my career with ScotRail in June 1986. In the last 30 years I’ve had a huge range of jobs, from starting as a ticket examiner, train guard and station team manager to 10 years in Service Quality.   Service Quality is a franchise commitment that encourages continuous […]


Kim visits No 10

1st May 2016

  At a reception at 10 Downing Street, hosted by secretary of state for transport Patrick McLoughlin and prime minister David Cameron, Kim Cinavas from the Poacher Line’s ticket office at Sleaford station was one of nine selected for a personal chat with prime minister David Cameron from the around two hundred people attending. The […]


Seaford to Brighton line CRP celebrated as Unsung Heroes

  The Seaford to Brighton line is recognised for its role within the community by Cllr Ruth O’Keeffe, MBE, Chair of Lewes District Council, at a recent event which celebrated the contribution of volunteers, charities and voluntary organisations who work tirelessly for the benefit of others within the district. The nomination, which came from a local […]


The merry month of May 2016

  It has been unseasonably cold here in Mytholmroyd – so it came as a shock to realise that it is now officially the Cricket Season, this morning’s temperature was -1C! Our spring flowers are proving to be extremely resilient and putting on a grand show of colour that are attracting plenty of bees as […]