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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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Smethwick’s heritage celebrated in community open day

7th September 2017

Smethwick Rolfe Street station will be celebrating its history on Sunday 10 September by teaming up with a historic local landmark to host a Heritage Open Day. During the free event, held as part of the national Heritage Open Days festival, Smethwick Rolfe Street and Galton Valley Pumping Station are being showcased as two of […]


Rail Safety Week | 25th September – 1st October

1st September 2017

Rail Safety Week is an industry lead initiative focusing on rail safety for all.  Whether your career lies within the rail industry, or whether you use the railways to get from A to B – Rail Safety affects us all.  Rail Safety week aims to address, engage, promote and bring rail safety to the forefront […]


A day of family fun on the Marston Vale line

London Midland is running a special train service on the Marston Vale line this Sunday (3 September). The line between Bedford and Bletchley is normally closed on a Sunday. This weekend London Midland will be running trains to help the thousands of visitors expected at the Forest Centre, Marston Moretaine. In 2016 the first Family […]


Seven routes, one day and a great cause

30th August 2017

On Thursday 21st September Simon Clarke, one of CRL’s Community Rail Development Officers is attempting to travel on all seven of the routes covered by the Community Rail in Lancashire area in the space of one day’s timetables. The challenge is being carried out to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. A donations page has […]


Funding available from Transport for Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) are looking to provide financial assistance and wider support to community groups working to further develop Greater Manchester’s rail stations. A funding pot of £20,000.00 has been made available for such groups such as CRPs and station friends groups. Each CRP or Friends Group can bid for funding of up […]