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Community Rail Week

Community Rail Week, sponsored by Rail Delivery Group, is our biggest annual campaign. Each year, we showcase innovative projects and inspiring initiatives from across the community rail movement around a particular theme.

Community Rail Week is driven by a programme full of activities, developed by members with support from Community Rail Network. Community rail partnerships and station volunteer groups are encouraged to develop their own activity for the week and deliver local PR and communications, drawing on our tools as needed.

Each year we provide members with ideas, guidance, examples, and template materials through a digital toolkit, supporting members to make the most of the campaign and springboard off the national messages to promote their own work.

If you would like to discuss how your community rail partnership, station volunteer group, organisation or business can get involved in next year’s campaign, please get in touch with Alice Mannion, campaigns & leisure promotions officer, via email here.


Community Rail Week aims to:

  • Raise the profile of community rail through celebratory communications;
  • Amplify and elevate members’ activities and stories, providing them with a platform and tools to deliver impactful engagement and reach wider audiences;
  • Encourage and enable more people to use the train as a sustainable, healthy, inclusive way to travel, through local engagement and our communications;
  • Forge stronger partnerships and offer collaborative opportunities for working with the rail industry and wide-ranging partners and supporters.


Community Rail Week highlights


A huge thank you to everyone who got on board during 20-26 May 2024, running activities and events celebrating the theme of ‘More Than A Railway’ and highlighting the benefit your work brings to local communities. Special thanks to Rail Delivery Group, who sponsored the week. We could not have hoped for a better response from members, partners and the public.

Check out the map of activities for Community Rail Week 2024.

Catch up on our member-led activity from Community Rail Week 2024.

Catch up on our member-led activity from Community Rail Week 2023.