Monday 18 October

Manchester Piccadilly Station – Community Rail Open Day

Community Rail Lancashire, Mid Cheshire CRP, Calder Valley CRP and Liverpool to Manchester CRP promoted the Go Green by Train message, to highlight how visitors can explore a wealth of attractions and activities by train.

Mytholmroyd Station (West Yorkshire) – Local transport through the ages plaque unveiling

Mytholmroyd Station Partnership unveiled a plaque depicting local transport through the ages, designed by young people from local schools.

Community Rail Lancashire – Try the train trip

Community Rail Lancashire invited local school children on a train trip along their local line culminating with a refreshing walk from the station back to their school. Community Rail Lancashire also launched their latest guide, Make a Bee Line.

6VT Youth CRP – Go green train

6VT Youth CRP travelled from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Central on a ScotRail service, to highlight the importance of taking the train as a sustainable travel alternative, to a younger audience.


Tuesday 19 October

Middlesbrough StationEsk Valley Railway Development Company

North Yorkshire’s Esk Valley Railway Development Company promoted the benefits of rail travel on this popular tourist line in the North East.

Sheffield Station Penistone Line Partnership

Penistone Line Partnership highlighted the work of the partnership and encouraged visitors to travel to nearby attractions and destinations by train.

North Staffordshire CRP – School visit

North Staffordshire CRP worked with a local school to highlight green travel, station adoption and the benefits of taking the train.


Wednesday 20 October

Severnside CRP – South Bristol Youth Club

Severnside CRP hosted a consultation with young people at South Bristol Youth Club Session, and heard their views about climate issues and promoting sustainable travel.

Kent CRP – Kent Rail Summit

Kent CRP spoke at the annual Kent Rail Summit about how sustainable travel is being promoted in the area.

Coventry Station – Go Green by Train Pledge Day

Heart of England CRP hosted a morning with partners and supporters, encouraging them to make a pledge to travel greener. Members of the public were also encouraged to consider going green by train.

Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership – Student volunteering

Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership invited local students to join together to work on the station for the day, gardening and removing invasive species at Cornwall’s Sandplace Station.

Worksop Station – Active travel launch

North Notts & Lincs CRP worked with Stagecoach to launch a new Bus Walks guide, containing linear walking routes where you can return via bus or train.


Thursday 21 October

Community Rail Education Network – Sustainability and the curriculum

Chief executive of Community Rail Network, Jools Townsend, joined the Community Rail Education Network in Newcastle to talk about sustainable, healthy travel and the group discussed ways to incorporate green travel messages wih school outreach work.


Friday 22 October

Beccles Station Sustainable Future Forum

East Suffolk Lines CRP were joined by panel members at Suffolk’s Beccles Station to discuss climate change and the impact travelling in an environmentally friendly way can have on reducing carbon emissions.

Newton Station – Random Acts of Green Love launch

Rail 74 launched a new green space at the South Lanarkshire station that has been adopted by a local primary school.

Tonbridge Station – Southeast Communities Rail Partnership

Southeast Communities Rail Partnership hosted a pop-up event at the Kent Station, increasing awareness of how much energy is saved by taking the train and promoting the sustainable benefits.

Reading Station – Community Rail Display

Reading to Basingstoke CRP promoted community rail and sustainable travel at Reading Station throughout the day.

Whitby Station Esk Valley Railway Development Company

North Yorkshire’s Esk Valley Railway Development Company promoted the benefits of rail travel on this popular tourist line in the North East.

Women in Community Rail – Training day

Providing an interesting training day to it’s members, Women in Community Rail (WiCR) focused on mental health and motivation, combating social isolation and standing out from the crowd with effective interview techniques, working closely with Tomorrow’s Women Wirral and NHS Social Prescribers.


Saturday 23 October

Droitwich Spa Station Wheels to Rails

Worcestershire CRP, working in partnership with Wychavon District Council, welcomed Dr Bike who was on hand at Droitwich Spa Station. Family training sessions were available with a qualified Bikeability instructor, to help cyclists build confidence in a range of scenarios including cycling to their local train station.

Coventry Transport Museum – Sustainable Stations

Heart of England CRP hosted a session for families in the community, with a chance to discuss sustainability and how families can work together and become greener at home.


Sunday 24 October

Glenfinnan Station – Building the Mallaig Railway exhibition

West Highland CRP hosted an exhibition at the Highland station, exploring the construction of the Mallaig Railway and the railway contractor’s ‘unwittingly green’ credentials. Find out more.


Online activities

Many community rail partnerships and groups also showcased their work online throughout the week. Be sure to follow Community Rail Network on Twitter and Facebook and take a look at our hashtags #CommunityRailWeek and #GoGreenByTrain to see the diverse mix of member activity that took place.