High Peak and Hope Valley CRP and station groups including Friends of Buxton Station, Friends of Glossop Station, and Friends of Hadfield Station – Buzzing Stations

Concept and aims The ‘Buzzing Stations’ project was established when station groups in the Peak District, including those at Buxton, Glossop, and Hadfield, learnt about a rare and endangered bumblebee native to the High Peak, the Bilberry Bumblebee. With the support of the High Peak & Hope Valley Community Rail Partnership, the Bumblebee Conservation Trust […]

Kent CRP and Five Acre Wood School – Snodland Station improvements

Concept and aims Kent Community Rail Partnership (CRP) works with Five Acre Wood School, coordinating activities to empower students aged 16 to 25 with additional needs to feel valued in their community and develop skills through practical experiences. Starting back in 2019, students at the school were tasked with devising and developing ideas to make […]

New station murals for Prestonpans – East Lothian CRP

Concept and aims To befit Prestonpans’ standing as Scotland’s ‘mural town’, murals and paintings have been a feature of the local station for many years. In recent times, however, the previous artwork had deteriorated beyond repair. East Lothian Community Rail Partnership (CRP) wanted to create a series of new murals depicting the industrial history and […]

Travel with Confidence – Hampshire CRP and Winchester Go LD

Concept and aims Hampshire Community Rail Partnership (CRP) and South Western Railway developed the ‘Travel with Confidence’ project to support adults with non-visible disabilities, those with anxieties about travelling post-pandemic, and those without confident access to rail. The scheme involved try the train trips, and led to the production of a resource, ‘Help is at […]

Working with refugees and asylum seekers – Essex and South Suffolk CRP

Concept and aims Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has been working with Refugee, Asylum Seeker, and Migrant Action (RAMA) since 2021. RAMA provides services to vulnerable people from over 100 countries, with recent support given to families and individuals evacuated from Afghanistan and displaced by conflict in Ukraine. The project began with […]

A Review of Corporate Governance – Tyne Valley CRP

Overview During 2016-2017, following changes in appointments to its board of directors, Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership (TVCRP) decided to undertake a structural review of its internal governance. The partnership felt that it was to become more effective and self-supporting, it had to strengthen both its business culture and processes. The CRP took a detailed, step-by-step approach […]

A Creative Hub at Goostrey Station – Friends of Goostrey Station

Concept and aims When the Friends of Goostrey Station (FOGS) formed in 2012, the Victorian wooden station building lay dilapidated and disused. The group gradually improved the overall station environment but retained a determination to renovate the building and bring it back into community use. Working with Network Rail, the Rail Heritage Trust, and other partners, the […]

Platform Rail Community Education Scheme

Concept and aims Platform is a rail education scheme that invests in future generations and raises climate awareness, developed collaboratively between Severnside, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, and Transwilts Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs). The partnerships had a shared vision of developing an education offer across their areas that would successfully support schools in their engagement with the rail […]

Go Green by Train CO2 Savings – Southeast Communities Rail Partnership

Concept and aims Southeast Communities Rail Partnership (SCRP) wanted to take part in Community Rail Week 2021, using its nationwide ‘Go Green by Train’ theme, but wanted to make their social media campaign unique. By promoting the sustainable transport message via authentic and relevant ‘on-brand’ posts, they wanted to ensure they ‘stood out from the […]