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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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Whatever the weather, Mytholmroyd forges ahead

26th February 2017

The weather’s not been kind for the volunteer gardeners of Mytholmroyd so far this year, but a hard-working gang have out and about by the station and much has been achieved by walking round and planning how to tackle the rather unwieldy embankments for the best for everyone concerned. Planning for the embankment gardens on […]


Welcome aboard Cromford!

24th February 2017

Cromford Parish Council is taking their local station into the heart of the community by adopting the station.  The Parish Council working with local volunteers is helping to provide a sustainable future for the station by taking local ownership through adopting the station. Over last two years, several members of the Parish Council have teamed […]


Drink up for Dronfield

Pubs are frequently named after Kings, Queens and sometimes Dukes, and wines usually bear the names of their place of origin, but not many beers are named to celebrate a bunch of railway enthusiasts.  However a visit to the Three Tuns in Dronfield will give you the opportunity to savour the delightful Friends of Dronfield […]


Hand carved plaques commemorate twinning event

As you’ll no doubt remember, the stations at Bentham and Mytholmroyd and their community station adoption groups, the Friends of Bentham Station (FOBS) and Mytholmroyd Station Partnerships (MSP), were twinned in September 2016, where ceremonies were held at that time in both towns to mark the event and gifts exchanged. Mytholmroyd presented Bentham with a […]


Isle of White CRP goes nuts for Cheeko

The Isle of Wight CRP helped Ann Abe and Mary Collis realise their dream last year when they helped facilitate funding from South West Trains, Southern Vectis and ACoRP’s small grants fund to pay for Cheeko the Squirrel costume. This was to literally bring the characters to life in what’s planned to be the first […]