Community Rail

In the United Kingdom, a community rail line is a local railway which is specially supported by local organisations. This support is usually through a Community Rail Partnerships (CRP) – comprising both the railway operator, local councils and other community organisations – or sometimes by Rail User Groups (RUG). Community railways are managed to fit local circumstances recognising the need to increase revenue, reduce costs, increase community involvement and support social and economic development.

The Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) supports its fifty or so member CRPs in the United Kingdom and also offers assistance to voluntary Station Friends groups that support their local stations through the Station Adoption scheme. Since 2005 the UK's Department for Transport has formally designated a number of railway lines as community rail schemes in order to recognise the need for different, more appropriate standards than are applied to main line railway routes, and therefore make them more cost effective.

Read more about Community RailAssociation of Community Rail Partnerships, Designated Lines and Services, Station Friends

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Looe Valley Line - History - Community Rail
... lines promoted by the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership ... The Looe Valley Line Rail Ale Trail was launched early in 2004 and encourages rail travellers to visit eleven pubs near the line ... Nine or eleven stamps collected in the Rail Ale Trail leaflet entitle the participant to claim special Looe Valley Line Rail Trail souvenir merchandise ...
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Clifton Down Railway Station - History - British Rail and Privatisation
... British Rail was split into business-led sectors in the 1980s, at which time operations at Clifton Down passed to Regional Railways ... by a marketing campaign by the Severnside Community Rail Partnership to attract more people, especially students, to use the station ... The work won a Department for Transport Community Rail Marketing Award in 2007 ...
Community Rail - Station Friends
... Station "friends" groups or "rail user" groups care for their local station in various ways such as planting flower beds and litter clearance ... the train service by printing and distributing timetable leaflets, maintaining community noticeboards at their station, and even operating websites ...

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