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.
Colourful new artwork has been launched at Shifnal station, created by schoolchildren to demonstrate local pride whilst making the station more welcoming for customers. The project, coordinated by London Midland in partnership with Shifnal Forward Transport Group, involved children from three local schools creating designs to brighten up the station underpass. Children from Shifnal Primary, […]READ MORE
Rail partners, sponsors and members of the local community have gathered to celebrate the community’s adoption of Wellington station as part of London Midland’s Adopt a Station scheme. Despite only being established in May 2017, Friends of Wellington Station now has 27 members who are passionate about improving this community hub, to benefit both residents […]READ MORE
A new garden, created by pupils from Ancaster Primary School, has been officially unveiled. Pupils have helped to grow plants for the garden in a poly tunnel donated by AFS Dean Farms, before a group of volunteers from Lincolnshire County Council, Sustrans and East Midlands Trains repainted the fencing, cleaned shelters and signage and cleared […]READ MORE
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An innovative partnership has been launched in the North East to coincide with the start of ‘Rail Week’, where the rail industry and educational establishments come together to promote careers in the rail sector. Embracing the regions proud legacy of rail engineering and operational history, Britain’s largest train operator, CrossCountry, and the Tyne Valley Community […]READ MORE