Celebrating the hard work


We’re delighted to announce that our 2022 Community Rail Awards are now open for entries!  You can download the entry booklet here and then enter the awards via the button below. You’ll also find more information including how to get additional help with your entry through our online Awards surgeries, plus the ceremony details and booking form.

The awards presentation event will take place on Wednesday 5 October 2022, at the iconic Manchester Central Convention Complex, which we’re very excited about!  

We’re delighted to have Transport for Greater Manchester and Northern Trains on board as our headline sponsors and you can read more about their supporting events in the entry booklet.

We’re also delighted to once again welcome Angel Trains as our Platinum Sponsor!

Without our sponsors our awards simply couldn’t exist and we are very grateful to them all.

Please make a note of 5 October and other key Awards deadlines below:

  • Event bookings are now open (see below to download a booking form)
  • Entries close: Monday 20 June
  • Shortlist announced by: Monday 8 August
  • Event bookings close: Friday 9 September

Help with your entry – Awards Surgeries

We’ll be running a series of ‘surgeries’ to offer advice and guidance on submitting entries, beginning on 25 May, through to the closing date, 20 June. These will be drop-in sessions on Zoom, where you can ask questions, on anything from entry criteria, to uploading your entry.  Please do make the most of these as you’ll be able to speak directly with our team in relation to any questions about or issues you might be having with your entry.

Click here for full surgery schedule.

Very Best of Luck!

Events diary

See our forthcoming events for members and partners

View diary

See all the 2021 Community Rail Awards winners

Find out here

Read about previous year’s wonderful winning entries

2020 winners (pdf) 2019 winners (pdf) 2018 winners (pdf)