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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 […]

Wigan Mural Project – South East Lancashire CRP

Concept and aims The Wigan Mural project, funded by Avanti West Coast and led by South East Lancashire Community Rail Partnership (SELCRP), aimed to transform a large area of Wigan North Western Station via a piece of community art that would represent a sense of pride in the local area. The aim of the scheme […]

Getaway – Gloucestershire CRP

Concept and aims The Getaway project was devised by Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership (GCRP) in response to data showing that black and ethnic minority communities did not have equal access to rural spaces in the UK, with some groups therefore unable to access the health and wellbeing benefits associated with enjoying nature and the outdoors. […]

Walking for Wellbeing – Conwy Valley and North West Wales Coast CRP

Concept and aims Conwy Valley and North West Wales Coast Community Rail Partnership (CRP) recognised that the pandemic exacerbated personal challenges felt by many people, including those facing social isolation, loneliness, or anxiety and depression. The partnership wanted to devise a project to address these issues, and as restrictions eased and more people were allowed […]

Turning Around Vulnerable Young Lives Through Engineering – Derwent Valley Line CRP, Engineered Learning, and East Midlands Railway

Concept and aims In autumn 2019, Engineered Learning and the Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership discussed the  possibility of NEET (not in employment, education, or training) young people planning and delivering a community rail project, giving them opportunities to gain valuable work experience and an accredited qualification. This resulted in a proposal to create […]

100 Women, 100 Journeys – Community Rail Lancashire

Concepts and aims: Since 2018, Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) has devised various projects to address the gender imbalance of the workforce in the rail industry. When COVID-19 struck in March 2020, CRL’s education team adapted to develop a new initiative that could be delivered under lockdown restrictions. Instead of taking groups out by train, women were encouraged […]

Bonded Together with a Prayer Bead – Community Rail Lancashire

Concept and aims Community Rail Lancashire has been working with Arts2Heal, a small charity in Blackburn that was set up to help and support people with issues of anxiety and depression through the medium of art. The primary aim is to use creativity to help people overcome mental health barriers to participating more fully in society, with […]

Bringing the Sunshine to Morecambe – Community Rail Lancashire

Concept and aims Research suggests there is a strong link between high poverty levels and low educational attainment. According to figures from the National Literacy Trust, one in three children from the Bradford region left primary school with low reading skills last year, and in some areas, nearly half of adults (47.2%) had literacy skills […]