Community rail and station adoption

Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) are not-for-profit organisations that help to further connect the railway with the communities they serve. They work closely with train operators across the country, promoting healthy and sustainable travel, designing projects which bring communities together, as well as supporting social and economic development.

We’re proud to provide core funding and support to 11 CRPs on our network.

What do Community Rail Partnerships do?

 

Each CRP has a steering group made up of local stakeholders, who agree an activity plan for their stations. The activities often include:Producing line guides to promote local attractions 

  •  Producing line guides to promote local attractions
  • Encouraging and supporting station adoption
  • Working with us to promote Try the Train days, for those without the confidence to use the railway
  • Working with us to develop redundant spaces at stations into community hubs
  • Other initiatives that promote rail travel and the possibilities it offers

Our Community Rail Partnerships

Blackmore Vale Line CRP

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Devon and Cornwall RP

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East Hampshire CRP

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Heart of Wessex CRP

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Hounslow and Richmond CRP

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Isle of Wight CRP

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Lymington to Brockenhurst CRP

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North Downs

Part of the Sussex CRP

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Purbeck CRP

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Surrey Hills to South Downs CRP

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Three Rivers CRP

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Try the Train

Find out about our Try the Train days, led by one of our Community Ambassadors

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Community Use Spaces

Help us to bring redundant station spaces back into use for our local community

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Adopt a Station

Our Station Adoption scheme allows our local community to take a part in helping keep our stations attractive and welcoming

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