Our Community Rail Partnerships

Blackmore Vale Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP)

Contact: blackmorevalecrp@gmail.com
Stations: Tisbury, Gillingham, Templecombe, Sherborne, Yeovil Junction, Crewkerne
This partnership was set up in January 2016 to cover the stations from Tisbury to Crewkerne. Its core aim is to promote the area to prospective rail passengers and to work with local people to improve the stations along the line.

Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership - East Devon Line

Contact: railpart@plymouth.ac.uk
Stations: Axminster, Honiton, Feniton, Whimple, Cranbrook, Pinhoe
The first rail partnership in the country, formed in 1991, Devon and Cornwall RP has seen great success in the promotion and growth of services across that region. The group has run innovative marketing campaigns and launched creative concepts like the ‘Munchtime Express’, showcasing local restaurants onboard Great Western’s Looe Valley Line.

SWR is delighted to work with Devon and Cornwall RP on the East Devon line, covering Exeter to Axminister.

East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership (CRP)

Contact: info@easthampshirerail.co.uk
Stations: Liphook, Liss, Peterfield, Rowlands Castle
This group covers the stations of Liphook, Liss, Petersfield and Rowlands Castle. It pays particular attention to the role of these stations as gateways to the South Downs National Park, working with the park, and other local attractions, to bring more visitors to the area using the trains.

Hounslow Line Community Rail Partnership (CRP)

Stations: Barnes Bridge, Kew Bridge, Chiswick, Brentford, Isleworth, Syon Lane, Hounslow, Barnes, Mortlake, North Sheen, Richmond, St Margarets, Twickenham, Whitton, Feltham
This was the first London CRP, covering stations from Barnes to Feltham. The aim of the partnership is to build on community engagement in the area and encourage greater involvement in the stations.

Isle of Wight Community Rail Partnership (CRP)

Contact: info@isleofwightcrp.co.uk
Stations: Ryde Pier Head, Ryde Esplanade, Ryde St Johns Road, Smallbrook junction, Brading, Sandown, Lake, Shanklin
This partnership is the longest running on the SWR network, being launched in 2005, with the aim to create a more sustainable future for rail on the Island. The CRP has successfully delivered numerous projects to the benefit of the railway, its users and the community from Ryde to Shanklin.

You can also visit the Isle of Wight CRP YouTube channel for promotional films about the line and nearby areas.

Lymington to Brockenhurst Community Rail Partnership (CRP)

Contact: info@lymington-brockenhurstcrp.co.uk
Stations: Lymington Pier, Lymington Town, Brockenhurst
The CRP was launched in July 2008 with formal designation granted from the Department for Transport on the same day as the line’s 150th anniversary. The partnership works to help people discover and experience attractions from the New Forest, to Lymington and on to the Isle of Wight.

Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership (CRP)

Contact: info@threeriversrail.com
Stations: Salisbury, Dean, Mottisfont & Dunbridge, Romsey, Millbrook, Redbridge, Southampton Central, St Denys, Swaythling, Southampton Airport, Eastleigh, Chandler's Ford, Bitterne, Woolston, Sholing, Netley, Hamble, Bursledon, Shawford, Winchester
This partnership aims to improve stations and services in the area of the rail routes that run alongside the main rivers between Salisbury, Winchester, Southampton and Bursledon – hence ‘Three Rivers’. It is a group of local authorities, residents and the train industry, working to improve local stations, promote tourism, and train and bus service integration. 

Purbeck Community Rail Partnership (CRP)

Stations: Holton Heath, Wareham, Wool, Moreton & the Swanage Railway
Formed in conjunction with Swanage Railway, Purbeck CRP supports the ongoing project to reintroduce services from Wareham to Swanage. In June 2017, the railway reached the impressive milestone of the first passenger services from Wareham to Swanage in 45 years since the closure of the line. The CRP covers not only the Swanage line but also all four of the mainline stations between Holton Heath and Moreton.

Surrey Hills to South Downs CRP

Stations: Haslemere, Witley, Milford
The newest CRP on the network, it is gateway to the South Downs National Park and the Surrey Hills. The CRP even has it’s own information hub at Haslemere station, helping to direct visitors to local attractions.

North Downs Line (Gatwick to Reading)

The North Downs was formed in 2017 (Gatwick to Guildford) and extended in April 2018 to cover stations on the SWR network up to Reading. Key partners involved along the line are the councils as well as the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the North Downs Way, and many local businesses.