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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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New initiative encourages car-free travel to UK’s top attractions

17th January 2018

Good Journey, a new initiative promoting car-free travel to visitor attractions and venues in the UK, has been launched with an easy-to-use website aimed at helping travellers plan days-out without needing a car. Good Journey shows visitors how to get to the UK’s best attractions including arts centres, historic houses, museums and zoos – by […]


Community rail project set to transform Suffolk station garden

11th January 2018

A Community Project to create a new garden and wildlife haven at Melton Railway Station took place on Wednesday 10 January, with volunteers from the East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership and local residents joining staff from Suffolk Coastal District Council and Suffolk Coastal Norse to plant over 250 shrubs. The planting scheme is the […]


ACoRP’s former general manager Neil Buxton awarded OBE

3rd January 2018

ACoRP’s former General Manager Neil Buxton has been awarded an OBE in recognition of his service to local and rural railways in this year’s New Year Honours list. Neil, who headed up ACoRP for sixteen years until his retirement at the end of 2016, has devoted many years to community rail and so this is […]


Community Rail Lancashire – vacancies for education posts

Community Rail Lancashire (CRL), in partnership with train operator Northern, is looking to recruit qualified teachers to fill two posts in its expanding education team. CRL has developed a wide range of curriculum related activities as part of its ‘passengers of the future’ programme. The posts are: Community Rail Education Development Officer CRL requires a qualified teacher […]


ACoRP Annual General Meeting 2017 report

22nd December 2017

ACoRP members and staff met for the organisation’s annual general meeting in Birmingham on 7 December 2017. The event saw presentations on the results of the recent survey of the organisation’s members and stakeholders from Naomi Halloran, a look back at the previous year’s activities and plans for the future from Jools Townsend, as well […]