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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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Teddies on the train proves a hit on the Looe Valley Line

23rd February 2018

To encourage more families to try the train, the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership brought its popular teddies promotion to the Looe Valley Line during the February half-term. Children who brought their bear could travel free on the line as long as they were accompanied by a fare-paying adult. The Partnership has toured the promotion […]


Blackpool’s back on track

15th February 2018

‘Blackpool Back on Track’ is a community project working with Thames Academy in Blackpool. Children of Thames Primary Academy, the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackpool, CRL, Park View 4 U, and Northern Railway were amongst many stakeholders, parents and friends on Tuesday 30th January to celebrate phase one of the project. The Year 4 children (now […]


New film launched to help children stay safe on the railways

12th February 2018

The UK Scouts Association, in partnership with Arriva group train company CrossCountry, have launched a new animated film aimed at showing children the importance of acting safely near railway lines. Released to coincide with the UK half-term school holidays, the short film offers five tips for children to stay safe. These include not trespassing on […]


Cheshire’s best kept stations revealed

6th February 2018

Seventeen stations in the former county of Cheshire have scooped awards at the 15th Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards Evening held on Tuesday 23 January 2018, and attended by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire, the Lord Mayor of Chester, the Mayors of Cheshire East, Halton, Stockport, Tameside, Trafford, Warrington, Wirral and eight other Mayors. The […]


From rail to ale

30th January 2018

Pints are being pulled at East Lothian’s first micro-pub. A former coal merchant’s office built in 1862 in front of Dunbar Station in East Lothian opened on 1 December as the Station Yard, a bar  offering a variety of craft ales and locally-sourced spirits. The bar is the concept and creation of local man Gerard […]