ACoRP – the Association of Community Rail Partnerships

ACoRP – the Association of Community Rail Partnerships – is the membership body for almost 50 CRPs (community rail partnerships), representing over 80 community rail lines across the UK, as well as more than 1,000 station adoption groups.

The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway

The Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway runs 4&1/2 miles between Bolton Abbey and Embsay stations built 1888 and has aspirations to eventually extend a further 2 miles to the historic market town of Skipton reconnecting to the national network at Skipton Station.

Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership

The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership was founded in 2003 to promote increased usage of the Mid Cheshire Railway Line and to develop and improve facilities along the route.

Mytholmroyd Community Rail Station

Mytholmroyd is a beautiful part of West Yorkshire – rural, but yet the highest industrial area due to the built village on the largest flat land area in the upper Calder valley. There are about 5,000 residents; it was part of the textile industry – with mills all built along the valley bottom close to the river and the canal and road transport system. The birthplace of Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes; much of his poetry reflects the local landscape.

The East Suffolk Lines

The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership promotes use of the two railways which link the County Town of Ipswich with Felixstowe to the east and Lowestoft to the north.
Running through some of the countries most picturesque scenery, the line north passes through the historic market towns of Woodbridge, Saxmundham, Halesworth and Beccles before ending at Britain’s most easterly town, Lowestoft.

Essex & South Suffolk

Essex & South Suffolk Community Rail Partnership are excited to be involved in the Queens 90 th Birthday Celebration, Community Rail are always keen to be at the heart of the community, and to be able to celebrate at Burnham Station House the new refurbished station and community hub is very special.


Lancashire is a county of contrasts. Explore the delightful coastal areas of the Fylde and Morecambe Bay with dramatic views across to the Lakes; the historic towns and cities such as Lancaster and Ormskirk and discover the quiet countryside of the Ribble Valley and Pendleside dominated by Pendle Hill.


The Sussex Community Rail Partnership is working to connect people and the railway through positive community action, projects included education, volunteering, artwork, gardening, events and more.

Friends of Dronfield

FoDS are a group of people whose aim is to get more services on more days from Dronfield railway station by promoting it and lobbying central government (the Department for Transport) and the train operating companies.

Tyne Valley

The 55 miles of railway line between Newcastle and Carlisle, were Britain’s first coast to coast railway line.
The Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership promotes and strengthens the services between these two great cities of Newcastle and Carlisle and the intermediate 14 stations.