Congratulations to this year’s fantastic winners and placed entries. Take a look below to see who won and don’t forget, you can find oout more about all these projects in our Winners Brochure.


Involving Children and Young People

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Winner: Kent CRP and Sheppey College – A Chance to Shine

2nd: Friends of Buxton Station – Mini-Saga Challenges

3rd: Community Rail Lancashire – Ticket to Pride


Involving Diverse Groups

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Winner: Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership – Lyric and Line

2nd: Community Rail Lancashire – From Seats to Sacks

3rd: Southeast Communities Rail Partnership, Govia Thameslink Railway, County Care, and the Aldingbourne Trust – Good to Talk, Even Better to Share


Community Art Schemes – Permanent or Larger

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Winner: Community Rail Lancashire – Horizons

2nd: The Lightbox and South Western Railway – We All Have a Happy Place – For Us It’s Woking Station

3rd: East Hampshire Community Rail Partnership – Liss Station Vinyls


Community Art Schemes – Renewable & Smaller

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Winner: Track Record Arts and Severnside CRP – Track Record – Soundtrack to the Severn Beach Line

2nd: Community Rail Lancashire – #BeeFree MCR

3rd: Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership and South Nottinghamshire Academy – Inter-Generational Art


Most Enhanced Station

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Winner: Haslemere Arts Society, Museum, and Town Council, with Surrey County Council, South Western Railway, and regional partners – Haslemere Community Station

2nd: Friends of Gipsy Hill – Rejuvenation of Gipsy Hill

3rd: Five Acre Wood Special School and Grow19 – A Chance to Grow


Small Projects Award – under £500

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Winner: Friends of Hunmanby Railway Station – Attracting Passengers to Hunmanby’s New Hourly Train Service

2nd: Friends of Wool Station – Making Connections

3rd: Friends of Brockenhurst Station – Launching Towards Community Engagement


Best Community Engagement Project

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Winner: Community Rail Lancashire – Women in STEM

2nd: Isle of Wight Community Rail Partnership and Lymington to Brockenhurst Community Rail Partnership – Food On The Move

3rd: Furness Line Community Rail Partnership and Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership – Skill Swap


Best Marketing or Communications Campaign

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Winner: The Bittern Line, Wherry Lines, East Suffolk Lines, Hereward Line, Essex and South Suffolk Community Rail Partnerships and Greater Anglia – Room with a View

2nd: Hereward Community Rail Partnership – Online Consultations

3rd: Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership – Looe Pirate Trail


Influencing Positive Change & Sustainable Development

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Winner: Community Rail Cumbria, Millom Discovery Centre, and Flimby Primary School – Better Side of the Tracks

2nd: Community Rail Lancashire – The Autism-Friendly Line

3rd: Incredible Edible Bristol, Severnside Community Rail Partnership and Great Western Railway – The Secret Garden at Avonmouth Station


Tourism and Heritage Award

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Winner: Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnership, Lowestoft Central Project, Lowestoft Heritage Open Days Festival, and Network Rail – Lowestoft Signal Box Tours

2nd: Furness Line Community Rail Partnership and Morecambe Bay Partnership – To Stations and Beyond – Wayfinder Maps on Furness Line Stations and Window Gazer Guide

3rd: Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership – Christmas in St Albans by Community Rail


Photo Competition

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Winner: Poacher Line Community Rail Partnership – Age is Just a Number!

2nd: Kent Community Rail Partnership

3rd: Bedford to St Albans City Community Rail Partnership


Outstanding Volunteer Contribution

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Winner: Kath Warbrick – Friends of Aspatria Station

2nd: Mike Willmot – various community rail groups, including the North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership and Helmsdale Station CIC

3rd: Sarah Hampton – Friends of Beeston Station


It’s Your Station

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Lead Platinum: Friends of Buxton Station

Lead Gold: Friends of Rose Hill Station

Lead Silver: Reedham Station Adoption Group

Lead Bronze: Evesham Station Garden Project


Community Rail Network Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Rail

Winner: Community Rail Education Network


Railway Family Supporting Communities Award

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Winner: Shellene Divall and Christine Holland – The Scrubs Project