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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I often wondered where the ‘Chain’ measurement came from so I was pleased to discover this exhibit at the Weald & Downland Open Air Museum. The ‘Chain’ comes from the ‘Surveyors’ Chain’, invented by Edmund Gunter, a mathematician who lived from 1581-1626, hence it is also known as ‘Gunter’s Chain’. As we all know, a chain […]READ MORE
Have your heard of Rail Safety Week – 26th September to 2nd October ? Sally Buttifant is encouraging the community rail world to get involved. Working at stations in our community rail roles either paid or voluntary health & safety is absolutely key, and a responsibility that we take very seriously. Rail Safety week gives us the opportunity […]READ MORE
On behalf of the entire industry and the organisers of Station to Station, I am most grateful for this opportunity to thank everyone involved for such fantastic contributions towards HM The Queen’s 90th Birthday celebrations. Despite the unpredictable weather, “Station to Station” delivered an amazing weekend of national celebrations for thousands of people across our […]READ MORE
Back in February 1916 a section of Penistone viaduct collapsed after heavy rain weakened the foundations. A locomotive was derailed and fell from the structure as it was running around its train, thankfully the driver and fireman jumped clear and survived the crash. Many images were taken of the accident as can been seen right […]READ MORE
A forward thinking vibrant new group has been established in the community rail world. Women in Community Rail, whose aims include promoting and supporting inclusiveness and diversity in Community Rail, was officially launched in June. Endorsed by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP), Women in Community Rail was established earlier this year; its ambition […]READ MORE