Community Rail Awards 2017

Entries for the 2017 Community Rail Awards are now open. Head over to our awards page to make your nominations.


Community Rail Seminar | Lincoln 2017

Click here to read our report into this flagship event and download presentations from the two days.


Welcome to ACoRP

ACoRP – the Association of Community Rail Partnerships – is the membership body for almost 50 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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Tarka Line Walks

19th April 2017

A much-loved book of walks from the Exeter-Barnstaple railway line makes a welcome return this spring with the launch of an updated second edition. Tarka Line Walks by local author Peter Craske features scenic strolls from the line’s 13 stations. Since it first saw the light of day eight years ago, Tarka Line Walks has […]


Independent travel the key for Sussex CRP

On Friday 31 March, as part of Southern’s” Try the Train Trip” initiative, Sussex CRP took a group of eleven young adults from the County Care Group on the train from Redhill station to London Victoria.  These young people all have varying degrees of autism, so the opportunity to travel independently, learn how to buy […]


Tonbridge tones up with community art.

Several months ago Tonbridge station’s Station Manager, Michelle Harris, on learning about Sussex CRP’s first prize win at last year’s ACoRP Awards for best permanent art project, asked if her station could do something to transform their rather plain underpass into something a bit more colourful.  Whilst she could have simply employed Graham Upton the […]


North Downs Rail line gets community platform

13th April 2017

Following from a grant from the Great Western Railway (GWR) Communities and Charities Improvement Fund, a community rail partnership is being formed along the North Downs Line, which runs from Guildford to Gatwick. This will bring the local community together with local authorities, GWR, education, business and environment representatives who will work to improve the […]


Bowland explorers given a Sunday option.

A new venture between the Leeds-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership (LMCRP), the Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company (DBCIC) and the Forest of Bowland AONB has brought about a further innovation for the Bentham Line. The Bowland Explorer, which is an integrated minibus service, will connect with Bentham Line rail services from Leeds and Morecambe at […]