Community Rail Awards 2017

An exemplary range of innovative and impressive community rail projects, events and schemes were recognised at the 13th national Community Rail Awards, attended by 430 community rail partnerships, groups, industry leaders and government representatives.

Organised by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP), the Awards were this year hosted by East Midlands Trains at a gala dinner at The Roundhouse, Derby, on 5 October. The event continues to grow in size, this year receiving 201 entries.

Our 2017 Community Rail Awards winners

Involving Children and Young People sponsored by Rail Media

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Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership for The Carbon Reduction Challenge

 

Involving Diverse Groups sponsored by Northern

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London Midland, Sandwell College and Smethwick Rolfe Street adopters for Smethwick Rolfe Street Station regeneration

 

Community Art Schemes – Permanent

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ScotRail Alliance for Kilmarnock Connections

 

Community Art Schemes – Renewable & Smaller

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Farah Ishaq and Arriva Rail London for Mural for St James

 

Most Enhanced Station Buildings and Surroundings sponsored by Great Western Railway

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Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership for Romsey Station War Memorial and Station Path

 

Small Projects Award – Under £500 sponsored by Community Rail Lancashire

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George Whittaker and Sue Mitchell, Mytholmroyd Station Partnership for ‘Cubs in Bugland’

 

Best Community Engagement Event sponsored by Arriva UK Trains and CrossCountry

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Swale Rail CRP, Historical Research Group of Sittingbourne and Kent CRP for ‘Ambulance Train’ event

 

Best Marketing or Communications Campaign sponsored by Govia

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Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership for Seize the Sunday

 

Innovation in Community Rail sponsored by TransPennine Express

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Purbeck Community Rail Partnership for The Restoration of Swanage to Wareham services after 45 years

 

Photo Competition | “The Essence of Community Rail” sponsored by Grand Central

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Phil Dominey for “We would like to apologise that the next train to Wareham is 45 years late”

 

It’s Your Station sponsored by ScotRail

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Friends of Hindley Station – Lead Gold / category winner

 

Outstanding Volunteer Contribution sponsored by Arriva Trains Wales

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Sheila Davidson, Friends of Hindley Station

 

ACoRP Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Rail sponsored by the Department for Transport

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Community Rail Cumbria

 

ACoRP Lifetime Achievement Award

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Professor Paul Salveson MBE

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