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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Its been a busy year down in the West Country where The Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership has published its annual review setting out the highlights and successes of their year. From South West Trains joining the partnership, to news of their latest innovative marketing and community projects, click to read your copy of the 16-page […]READ MORE
A new Comfort Scheme has been introduced at Rannoch Station so that hill-walkers, cyclists, train travellers and people using the Rannoch Station Tea Room have access to toilets. The Council works with local service providers such as hotels, pubs and public buildings to offer free-to-use public toilets to everyone, regardless of whether or not they […]READ MORE
Low income residents from the West of England area are enjoying a free day out by train, thanks to a new initiative led by The Centre for Transport and Society at UWE Bristol. Group day trips by rail to the seaside and many other popular attractions in the West of England will be even more attainable for […]READ MORE
A new Derwent Valley Line Promotional Panel has been installed at Derby Station. The panel promotes sustainable travel to the Derwent Valley to thousands of people using Derby Station. The finished panel portrays the cultural, historical and visitor experiences available for people to experience in the Derwent Valley. The idea for this project came from Stuart […]READ MORE
The twinning of two stations and their station adoption groups is a railway first, both for the Northern region and across the country. Bentham, a livestock market town on the western edge of the Yorkshire Dales, and Mytholmroyd, an industrial town in the Calder valley, might appear to have less in common but both possess […]READ MORE