Community rail and station adoption

Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) are not-for-profit organisations that connect the railway with the communities they serve. They were initially set up to encourage people to use their railways, especially during off-peak times.

Today, CRPs works closely with train operators across the country, developing stations and supporting local economies.

We’re proud to provide core funding and support to eight 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 partnership. Their activities often include:
  • Producing line guides to promote local attractions 
  • Encouraging and supporting station adoption
  • Working with us to promote Try the Train days
  • 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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Isle of Wight CRP

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Devon and Cornwall RP

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Lymington to Brockenhurst CRP

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East Hampshire CRP

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Purbeck CRP

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Hounslow Line 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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