ACoRP’s Community Rail Awards recognise and reward the hard work and dedication of everybody involved in community rail. They also help ACoRP to understand what’s happening in community rail, its innovations and successes, so we can share good practice year-round.

We very much look forward to hearing about your work in community rail and welcoming you on the night. The 2018 awards will be presented at a gala dinner at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Glasgow on Thursday 4 October. Last year’s event was a sell-out, with 430 guests from the community rail world, rail industry, government and third sector, so book your places and accommodation early.

Community Rail Award sponsors

Headline sponsors


Abellio / ScotRail

Key supporters

Department for Transport      Angel Trains    Great Western Railway

Rail Delivery Group        Porterbrook         Stagecoach Group





Awards event programme

Headline sponsors of this year’s Community Rail Awards, Abellio and ScotRail are putting on a fantastic programme of events and excursions from Weds 3 to Fri 5 October. Highlights include a Civic Reception a Glasgow City Chambers, a subterranean tour of Glasgow Central Station and excursions to Scottish community rail projects.

All events and activities are free to awards attendees. Further event and booking details can be downloaded below.

Download event programme


Glasgow hotels

We’ve provided a pdf map of where hotels are situated in Glasgow. The awards gala dinner will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, which is number 15 on the map, and located at 36 Cambridge St, Glasgow G2 3HN. We have also proved a link to VisitScotland showing room availability for the evening of the dinner.
We recommend that you book your accommodation early if you wish to take advantage of this wonderful programme of additional ScotRail events as demand for hotels is set to be high due to other events in the city at the same time.

Glasgow hotels pdf map

VisitScotland hotels

Awards gala dinner booking form

Bookings are open for our awards gala dinner. Download your booking form by clicking the button below.

Download booking form

Community Rail Awards 2019 – invitation to bid

ACoRP is inviting bids to host our popular Community Rail Awards in 2019.
The awards gala dinner & presentation evening is considered by many to be a highlight of the railway calendar. It’s attended by a wide range of guests from community rail, the wider rail sector, third-sector and public-sector partners. More than 430 guests attended the 2017 awards in Derby.

This is a great opportunity for a train operator to showcase their own community rail activity to the rest of the community rail world. View further details on how to bid for the 2019 awards.