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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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Watering made easy by ACoRP

15th November 2016

  Thanks to a successful ACoRP Small Grant Application Friends of Dorridge Station (FODS) no longer have to trundle large water cans long distances on wobbly trolleys from platform to platform via lift and footbridge. The group now owns a 110 litre rubber tyred water bowser which is a joy to use. FODS Chairman, Piers […]


Olton Station Gardening Team awarded for excellence

The dedication of the inspirational Station Friends Gardening Team at Olton station (on London Midland’s Birmingham Snow Hill route) has been recognised with a Community Involvement Award by Solihull Civic Honours. The team was established in the 1980s by two long-time commuters from Olton station, who dreamt of creating station gardens like the old days […]


Penistone Station Wildflower Reserve – Volunteer Day

The latest volunteer conservation day at the new Penistone Station wildflower nature reserve took place on Saturday, 5th November.  As well as being joined by Barugh Cubs and Scouts for the first time, the day marked the 5th anniversary of the Trans Pennine Trail conservation volunteers (TPTcv, Penistone-Dunford Bridge). The wildflower reserve is a new […]


Tool storage benches

Community Rail Lancashire, working in partnership with local recycled plastics manufacturer Ark Plastics, have created a new recycled plastic bench that incorporates secure storage. The storage benches are aimed primarily at friends of stations groups to provide additional seating and also allow for storage of tools that are difficult to transport on a regular basis […]


Romiley wild about flowers

Following an unfortunate incident where Carillion crews inadvertently strimmed some wild flowers planted by Friends of Romiley Station. The company have made amends with their Daniel Evans and Northern Rail Contract Manager, Lydia Pressley, visiting Romiley Station to present to the friends group with some garden signs to ensure that there is no repeat of the incident. (Its always […]