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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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People and places of Penkridge celebrated with new artwork

16th November 2017

A striking collection of new artwork by young people, entitled ‘People and Places of Penkridge’, has been created for Penkridge station on London Midland’s Birmingham to Liverpool route. The innovative designs, featuring photography of the Staffordshire market town and its people, were designed by five Year 12 Art and Design students at Penkridge’s Wolgarston High […]


TeenTech looks to the future of rail

  Two North East based community rail partnerships have joined forces to encourage young people to think of innovative ideas to enhance and develop rail travel in Britain. The Bishop Line CRP have announced that they will be working with neighbouring Tyne Valley CRP to sponsor a new category in the national TeenTech Awards. The […]


The signs are there for St Annes

13th November 2017

New signs, based on artwork by pupils from a local school, have added a real splash of colour to St Annes on the Sea station. The new signs, collated from submissions by pupils from Heyhouses School involved in an art & wildlife project, have been adopted by St Annes town council and turned into additions […]


Partnership start of a successful journey

Recently a quiet change took place at Hexham Station, but one which will hopefully make a difference in people’s lives.  This is the launching of the Journey kiosk at Hexham Station, one of the busiest stations on the Tyne Valley line. For some time, the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership have been trying to find […]


The rail journey to recovery

9th November 2017

The Rail Journey To Recovery – 2017 Film (Turning Point & Community Rail Cumbria) from Adamedia on Vimeo. This 10 minute film has been made to raise awareness of the great work that is being done by Turning Point in collaboration with Community Rail Cumbria, to support people undergoing drug and alcohol rehabilitation. ACoRP Operations […]