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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.

We support our members to be effective in benefiting their communities and railways. Joining brings a range of benefits and enables us to be effective in supporting the community rail movement to deliver greater social value. Membership is available both to Community Rail Partnerships and smaller groups like station friends.

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Amazon adopts two London Midland rail stations

15th August 2017

Two London Midland stations, Rugeley Town and Rugeley Trent Valley, have been adopted by online retailer Amazon.   In what is thought to be a first for the rail industry, Amazon has joined London Midland’s award-winning Adopt a Station programme to show pride in its community by enhancing the appearance of two local stations.   […]


20 years of the Bittern Line community rail partnership

The Bittern Line are celebrating their 20th anniversary from the 21st to 25th August 2017, and what better way to celebrate than holding a week of great events for the communities the line serves. For over 100 years, the Bittern Line has connected the city of Norwich with the coast as it passes through the […]


Friends offer shelter at Stewartby station.

11th August 2017

Passengers at Stewartby Station on the Marston Vale Line can now wait for trains in comfort following installation of a new high quality shelter on the Bedford bound platform more than doubling the capacity of covered waiting facilities. The new shelter was officially opened on 13th July by Sasirekha Valaiyapathi, Head Girl of the nearby […]


East Suffolk Lines encourage people to flock to folk

9th August 2017

Over ninety rail services are to be met with a free Rail-Bus Link this Summer enabling those attending the Folk East Festival by train a seamless onward journey to and from the festival site. Earlier this year, the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership agreed to renew its sponsorship of the special rail-bus link for […]


Shortlist announced for 2017 Community Rail Awards

8th August 2017

ACoRP are proud to announce today the shortlisted entries for their 2017 Community Rail Awards. The awards, which are now in their 13th year, recognise the important but often unsung work carried out by community rail partnerships and station adoption groups, amongst others, who provide a welcome social and economic contribution, with their activities, to […]