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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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Women in rail – we need your stories

26th June 2017

The Rail Track Association Australia (RTAA) is embarking on a bold new project to capture and publish the real-life stories of women in rail – and they need your help. The organisation is looking for the female experience of working in our industry – good, bad and just plain ugly. Their aim is to promote […]


Interesting times for the Friends of Dronfield station

  At its Annual General Meeting on 16th June, Chairman of the Friends of Dronfield station,  Dr Peter Hayward welcomed everybody to the meeting, with a particular welcome to Lee Rowley, the newly elected Member of Parliament for North East Derbyshire, and to guest speakers Duncan Cale, stakeholder and community rail manager, and Wayne Kyte, […]


Scotland welcomes new CRP

The ScotRail Alliance is proud to announce the creation of Scotland’s newest community rail partnership. The Rail 74 partnership launched on Friday 2 June, on the route between Rutherglen and Hamilton Central. To mark the event, a piper greeted the train at Rutherglen, with volunteers from the CRP joining and raising awareness of the new […]


Today’s the day the Teddy Bears have their picnic

On Saturday 24th June, the rain held off for the Teddy Bears Picnic on the Glossop Line. The friends’ groups of Glossop, Hattersley, Hadfield and Hattersley organised and coordinated the event. Around sixty teddies, children and families travelled for free, kindly provided by Northern, on the trains between the four stations – a number of […]


Stratford-upon-Avon station blooms for visitors thanks to partnership with community

25th June 2017

Stratford-upon-Avon’s train station was a riot of colour yesterday, following the launch of London Midland’s latest ‘Adopt a Station’ project. The innovative gardening project was officially opened by local mayor, Victoria Alcock, and members of the local community. The project aims to enhance the station environment by decorating platforms with floral displays, creating a more […]