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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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Young citizens of Calderdale take the challenge

25th July 2017

The National Citizen Service is a government funded youth programme for 15-17 year olds that aims to promote social cohesion, teach soft skills and give back to the local community over four weeks. During this time students stay at a local university, developing their independence and confidence. They also have the opportunity to get out […]


Pupils’ posters are just the ticket

Local primary school pupils are turning their local station into an art gallery, thanks to the help of the ScotRail Alliance. Machanhill Primary School in Larkhall has been given six poster boards on the station for them to display artwork created by pupils. The school adopted the station in 2012 and, with assistance from the […]


London Midland does the double

For the second time in a month, London Midland has scooped a top industry award for its work with communities. Following on from an International Corporate Social Responsibilty (CSR) award, this time the award comes from HR Excellence for Best CSR Strategy. London Midland was on a shortlist with some of the biggest name UK […]


GTR’s station partnerships gather on heritage line at Eridge

Around 60 Station Partners, Station Managers and representatives from Sussex and the Meldreth, Shepreth and Foxton Community Rail Partnerships came together at Eridge station on Thursday 6 July to share local experiences with their peers from across the network. Since the start of the franchise GTR has grown the number of station adoptions, known on the […]


Lancaster loves cake!

Thursday 15 June was Cupcake Day in aid of dementia awareness, an initiative from the Alzheimer’s Society.  The Leeds-Morecambe Community Rail Partnership (CRP) marked the event with a cupcake and information stall at Lancaster station, a major destination on the Bentham Line. Catherine Huddleston, the CRP Officer, had persuaded people from a variety of places […]