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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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The festive Mytholmroyd month

13th December 2017

ACoRP in Autumn The last throes of November were memorable in that ACoRP held their Autumn Seminar in York, at the historic and listed Bar Convent. It provided a splendid base for the provision of a very interesting day.  Representatives came from across the Northern region to listen to up-to-date views on the state of […]


Albrighton visitors receive brighter welcome thanks to station adoption

London Midland has helped to provide rail passengers with a brighter welcome at Albrighton station through a new adoption planting project, supported by the community’s Scout group and local sponsors. The adopter group, ‘Friends of Albrighton Station’, was formed after a presentation given by Faye Lambert, London Midland’s head of community rail, to the Albrighton […]


Volunteers move the earth to improve Marks Tey station

Volunteers from Greater Anglia, the Department for Transport and Essex County Council moved six tonnes of earth to turn waste ground into a wild flower garden at Marks Tey railway station, on Essex and South Suffolk Rail Partnership’s Gainsborough Line. Ainsley Sambrook, Project Support, Rail Digital Services for the Department for Transport organised the huge clear […]


Tree planting marks end of first phase of Malvern Link adoption project

11th December 2017

Colleagues from London Midland, Network Rail and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) and members of the local community have turned out in force at Malvern Link station for the final stage of an innovative woodland planting project. Following the station’s adoption in March this year by Malvern Community Forest in partnership with Malvern […]


Penistone Line passengers raise funds for Forget Me Not children’s hospice

8th December 2017

Penistone Line Partnership hosted their annual charter train trip on Sunday 3 December. This year the ‘sell out’ Christmas themed train called at all stations Huddersfield to Barnsley (on the Penistone Line) and then on to Harrogate and Knaresborough (for their annual Christmas Market). Refreshments were on sale on board, including a real ale bar, […]