Community Rail Awards Sponsors



Hitachi Rail Euhitachi_inspire_the_next_logorope

Hitachi Rail Europe is proud to support the 2016 Community Rail Awards, highlighting the importance of local railways across the country. With our train manufacturing facility now operational in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, we hope that our products will touch upon many rail communities in the future. We wish all nominees the best of success in their projects.


Govia NewGovia 

As the UK’s busiest rail operator, we are delighted to once again be supporting the Community Rail Awards. We believe it is important to recognise and reward success, whilst seeking to improve these crucial community services for future generations


RHT_colour logoRailway Heritage Trust

The Railway Heritage Trust is pleased to continue its sponsorship of the Community Rail Awards through the ‘Most Enhanced Station Buildings’ Award. Our work around Great Britain has shown how old station buildings that are no longer directly relevant to the needs of the railway can be altered for business, entertainment or community use. We are delighted to sponsor this award to recognise the work done by the various groups that have found new uses for disused and underutilised stations on the Network.


Naamloos-4Abellio UK

As a long standing supporter of Community Rail we are very pleased to be sponsoring the 2016 awards.  This is an opportunity to convey our thanks and gratitude to all those volunteers who give up their time to enhance the customer experience on our growing community rail network and in particular to celebrate the list of achievements at the Awards Ceremony. We say everyone is a winner!


dft_rail_exec_logosDepartment for Transport

As the core funder of local and rural services in England, the Department for Transport is a keen supporter of community rail. We recognise that one of the most positive ways of sharing best practice and celebrating success is through the annual ACoRP Community Rail Awards. We are therefore delighted to be associated with these awards.



Elaine Bell said:  “We are delighted to support the annual Community Rail Awards in anticipation of successful new Community Rail Partnerships and in recognition of the dedicated people who garden at over 250 of our stations or who have found new use for accommodation that was surplus to the railway’s requirements.”


GWR Temporary LockupGreat Western Railway
With all the famous Devon and Cornwall Branches; the highly scenic ‘Heart of Wessex’ line, the urban Severn Beach route, connecting new communities and opening up previously untapped markets in Wiltshire and a share of the ‘Three Rivers’ lines.  GWR has always been a huge supporter of Community Rail, it connects us closely to what our customers and supporters really want from their local railway and the resultant record breaking growth in passenger numbers underlines all the hard work that goes on. We are delighted to sponsor the Community Rail Awards again this year and we wish everyone the best of luck.


VT Logo - EXTERNAL USE - Feb 09Virgin Trains

Virgin Trains is proud to sponsor the 2015 Community Rail Awards. Our high-speed Pendolino and Voyager trains serve several mainline stations that act as gateways to Community Railways. We look forward to working with supporters of these vital economic lifelines; to grow inbound traffic and enhance the range of journey opportunities available to the people of the communities they serve.


Angel Trains LogoAngel Trains

Angel Trains are pleased to support the 2016 ACoRP Awards. Angel Trains has a strong commitment to building the future of rail and recognises the importance of local people and communities in doing this. Community Rail Partnerships are a vital element of the success of the overall rail industry in Britain and Angel Trains is proud to support them.


Transpennie Express Logo_Core_RGBTransPennine Express
We are delighted to support the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) and their annual awards. The Community Rail Awards highlights the excellent work carried out across the country to further improve the local railway, which is becoming ever more important as more people choose to travel by rail.


091005_ERG_Logo_v1-Eversholt Rail Group

Eversholt Rail Group is delighted once again to be a sponsor of the ACoRP Community Rail Awards. We recognise and applaud both the phenomenal growth in passenger demand and the wider-ranging benefits to local economies and quality of life that Community Rail schemes and initiatives continue to deliver. Eversholt Rail Group greatly values its excellent working relationship with the ACoRP team, which is fundamental to ensuring that we understand stakeholders’ needs and provide cost-effective rolling stock solutions optimised to meet them.


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Rail Media

Rail Media is backing dynamic plans to involve more young people in railways. The growth of the rail industry and current reforms should further expand the role of community rail, a success phenomenon in its own right.  ACoRP provides a wealth of inspired stories about the men and women taking forward the community rail movement. We are delighted to be supporting the Community Rail Awards, recognising the hard work, ideas and encouragement that together will open up the railway to a new generation.


Arriva UK LOGO - a DB company Pantone 321 EPSArriva UK Trains

Arriva UK Trains is proud to be a sponsor of the ACoRP Community Rail Awards. Our rail businesses work closely with CRPs in their areas, helping them bring the railways and the communities they serve closer and to grow together. We are delighted to help celebrate their achievements and to recognise community rail’s contribution to growing Britain’s railways.