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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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London Midland wins international award for work with communities

23rd June 2017

London Midland’s work with communities has been recognised with an International Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award. The train operator won the award for its rapidly growing Community Rail programme and helping young people to develop healthier lifestyles through its Your Sporting Chance initiative. Community Rail aims to encourage local individuals and groups to take pride […]


Sussex school children Go-Learn on the train

Over the last year Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR) and Sussex Community Rail Partnership’s (SCRP)  Go-Learn railway education programme, focused on teaching school children about safe and independent travel, has been delivered to almost 5,500 children, whilst also receiving excellent reviews, from both teachers and youngsters. Go-Learn, continues to engage youngsters and encourage them to be safe train […]


150 up for Chinley

This February marked the 150th birthday of Chinley railway station. It’s now a small but busy two-platform station serving visitors to the Peak District and commuters to Manchester and Sheffield, eighty years ago it was an important railway junction with no less than six platforms, and was served by four or five express trains to London. […]


New app to help visitors explore ‘Poldark country’ by train

22nd June 2017

  The Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership and Visit Cornwall have teamed up to launch a new app – Experience Poldark (free from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store). The app – which has already been downloaded by more than a thousand people – allows the user to explore some of the beautiful […]


It’s great to get together at Batley Station

The Friends of Batley Station (FOBS) hosted great get together at at the town’s station on the 17 June, honouring the memory of the late MP for Batley & Spen, and leader of the Friends of Batley group Jo Cox. The station was packed with over 80 volunteers, members of the local community and the […]