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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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Children help create brighter welcome at Shifnal station

19th October 2017

Colourful new artwork has been launched at Shifnal station, created by schoolchildren to demonstrate local pride whilst making the station more welcoming for customers. The project, coordinated by London Midland in partnership with Shifnal Forward Transport Group, involved children from three local schools creating designs to brighten up the station underpass. Children from Shifnal Primary, […]


Wellington station celebrates adoption success

18th October 2017

Rail partners, sponsors and members of the local community have gathered to celebrate the community’s adoption of Wellington station as part of London Midland’s Adopt a Station scheme. Despite only being established in May 2017, Friends of Wellington Station now has 27 members who are passionate about improving this community hub, to benefit both residents […]


New flower bed at Ancaster station

A new garden, created by pupils from Ancaster Primary School, has been officially unveiled. Pupils have helped to grow plants for the garden in a poly tunnel donated by AFS Dean Farms, before a group of volunteers from Lincolnshire County Council, Sustrans and East Midlands Trains repainted the fencing, cleaned shelters and signage and cleared […]


ACoRP response to Department for Transport East Midlands rail franchise consultation

16th October 2017

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North East Rail students to benefit from new partnership

13th October 2017

An innovative partnership has been launched in the North East to coincide with the start of ‘Rail Week’, where the rail industry and educational establishments come together to promote careers in the rail sector. Embracing the regions proud legacy of rail engineering and operational history, Britain’s largest train operator, CrossCountry, and the Tyne Valley Community […]