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Sponsors of ACoRP

Membership of ACoRP

A downloadable map sponsored by Abellio indicating all community rail lines as of June 13 can be found here


ACoRP is supported by funding from

DfT Rail, Welsh Government, Transport Scotland
Association of Train Operating Companies
- Network Rail
- East Coast

ACoRP is sponsored by :

Angel Trains Limited - First Group -
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM)
Kirklees Metropolitan Council
Lancashire County Council
Merseytravel - Abellio - Northern Rail
Trans Pennines Express
- Grand Central Railway Company

Why not become a ACoRP sponsor? Contact Neil Buxton, General Manager, ACoRP

Membership of ACoRP
Membership of ACoRP is open to community rail partnerships, railway development companies, promotional groups and 'station friends'.

Full membership entitles organisations to take an active part in ACoRP's work which includes a range of seminars, training events and promotions.

Members get all ACoRP publications, including Train Times, Train on Line and specialist reports.

Generally, we encourage rail re-opening groups, rail user organisations and local campaigns to join RailFuture or Campaign for Better Transport, with whom we work closely. Heritage railways are encouraged to join the Heritage Railway Association.

Groups eligible for full ACoRP membership pay:

Full Fee (funded organisations usually with paid staff) £150 per year plus VAT
Reduced Rate (unfunded voluntary organisations) £75 per year plus VAT
'Station Friends' groups which are wholly voluntary: £25 per year plus VAT

Note that 'station friends' groups in Greater Manchester are entitled to free membership.

Why not become an ACoRP Associate?
If you are not a Community Rail Partnership or Station Friends Group but would still like to support ACoRP then you can become an associate.
This means you will get news of what ACoRP is up to and your subscription will also be helping the development of Britain’s community railways! 

If you subscribe you get a ‘starter package’ with all publications we publish in the year, and discounts on our conferences. Voluntary groups pay £40 a year, and other bodies pay £80

The membership form can be downloaded here.

Station Friends
CRP's Associates

Membership Form Station FriendsMembers application form

Association of Community Rail Partnerships – Members
If you want to contact your local ACoRP member please get in touch with the ACoRP office in Huddersfield


Abbey Line Community Rail Partnership: Watford Junction –
St Albans Abbey

Bishop Line Community Rail Partnership
Darlington - Bishop Auckland

Borderlands Line Rail Partnership: Wrexham – Bidston - Liverpool

Cambrian Rail Partnership:
Shrewsbury – Aberystwyth and Dovey Junction – Pwllheli

Campaign for Borders Rail:
Edinburgh – Galashiels – Carlisle

Conwy Valley Rail Initiative:
Llandudno – Blaenau Ffestiniog

Community Rail Norfolk
Norwich – Sheringham
Norwich – Lowestoft and
Norwich – Great Yarmouth.

Cotswold Line Promotion Group:
Oxford – Worcester – Hereford

Clitheroe Line CRP:
Clitheroe - Manchester Victoria

Crewe Manchester CRP

Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership: Derby – Matlock

Devon & Cornwall Community Rail Partnership:
Exeter – Barnstaple/Exmouth,
Par – Newquay,
Truro – Falmouth,
Plymouth – Gunnislake,
St Erth – St Ives
Liskeard – Looe

East Hampshire CRP
Liphook, Liss, Petersfield, Rowlands Castle

East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership:
Ipswich - Lowestoft
Ipswich - Felixstowe

East Lancashire Community Rail Partnership,: Colne - Preston

East Lothian CRP
North Berwick - Edinburgh

Esk Valley Railway Development Co: Middlesbrough – Whitby

Essex & South Suffolk Rail Partnership:
Manningtree – Harwich,
Marks Tey – Sudbury,
Thorpe-le-Soken – Walton/Clacton,
Southminster – Wickford
Witham - Braintree

Ffestiniog Railway/Welsh Highland Railway

Grantham – Skegness Community Rail Partnership (The Poacher Line)
also covers Nottingham - Grantham

Heart of Wales Line Forum:
Swansea – Shrewsbury

Isle of Wight Community Rail Partnership

Heart of Wessex Rail Partnership:
Bristol - Weymouth

Hereward CRP
Peterborough - Ely

Hope Valley & High Peak Transport Partnership: Manchester – Sheffield, Buxton and Glossop routes

Community Rail Humber
Barton on Humber - Cleethorpes
Hull - Scarborough

Kent Community Rail Partnership
Strood - Tonbridge
Sittingbourn - Sheerness

Station Friends Members

Ashchurch, Tewkesbury & District Rail Promotion Group

Cookbridge Station Parnership

Friends of Alnmouth Station

Friends of Bentham Station

Friends of Blackrod Station

Friends of Brading Station

Friends of Broadbottom Station

Friends of Bugle Station

Friends of Castleton Station

Friends of Chapel-en-le-Frith Station

Friends of Chinley Station

Friends of Crewkerne

Friends of Dasiy Hill Station

Friends of Davenport Station

Friends of Denton Station

Friends of Dorridge

Friends of Dronfield Station

Friends of Eccles Station

Friends of Goostrey Station

Friends of Glossop Station

Friends of Hadfield Station

Friends of Handforth Station

Friends of Hattersley Station

Friends of Heaton Chapel Station

Friends of Heyford Station

Friends of Hindley Station

Friends of Huddersfield Station

Friends of Irlam Station

Friends of Leamington Spa Station

Friends of Levenshulme Station

Friends of Lidlington Station

Friends of Littleborough Station

Friends of Marple Station

Friends of Meols Cop Station

Friends of Mills Hill Station

Friends of Millbrook Station

Friends of Mossley Station

Firends of New Mills Stations

Friends of Patricroft Station

Friends of Reddish South Station

Friends of Rochdale Station

Friends of Rose Hill Station

Friends of Sandbach Station

Friends of Saunderton Station

Friends of Sowerby Bridge Station

Friends of Strines Station

Friends of Styal Station

Friends of Sway Station

Friends of Walkden Station

Friends of Wemyss Bay Station

Friends of Westhoughton Station

Friends of Whaley Bridge Station

Gainsborough Rail and Bus Users Group

Goyt Valley Rail Users Association

Maghull Station Adoption Group

Market Rasen Station Adoption Group

Mytholmroyd Station Partnership

Off the Rails Leighton Buzzard Station

Plumpton Station Partnership
St Germans Rail Users Group

Stow Community Trust

Winchelsea Station Adoption Group


Lakes Line Community Rail Partnership

Leeds – Morecambe Community Rail Partnership

Lymington-Brockenhurst Community Rail Partnership

Mid Cheshire Rail Partnership:
Manchester – Northwich – Chester

Marlow - Maidenhead Passengers’ Association (AS) Marlow - Maidenhead

Marston Vale Community Rail Partnership: Bedford - Bletchley

Moorthorpe Station Community Development Trust

North Cheshire Rail Users’ Group:
Chester – Warrington

North Staffordshire CRP:
Derby – Stoke – Crewe

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Penistone Line Partnership:
Huddersfield – Sheffield

Purbeck Community Rail Partnership:
Wareham – Swanage

Settle-Carlisle Railway Development Co: Leeds – Settle – Carlisle

Severnside CRP:
Lines around Bristol

Shrewsbury – Chester Rail Partnership

South Fylde Community Rail Partnership:
Preston - Blackpool South

Sussex Community Rail Partnership:
Ashford – Hastings,
Oxted – Uckfield,
Oxted – East Grinstead,
Chichester - Gatwick
Brighton - Seaford
Tonbridge - Reigate

Stranraer- Ayr Line Support Association
Ayr - Stranraer

SwaleRail Rail Community Partnership:
Sittingbourne – Sheerness

Three Rivers Community Rail Partnership:
Lines around Southamption

Trans Wilts Community Rail Partnership:
Swindon - Westbury

Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership: Newcastle – Carlisle

West of Lancashire Rail Partnership:
Wigan – Southport,
and Preston – Ormskirk

International members:
DHR India Support Group

Nenagh Rail Partnership

Washington Area Rail Passengers Association

We have reciprocal membership with:

Campaign for Better Transport

Community Transport Association

Development Trusts Association

Heritage Railway Association


Transform Scotland

Associate Members

Aln Valley Railway Trust

Avocet Line RUG:

Bodmin & Wadebridge Railway Ltd:

Felixstowe Travel Watch:

Friends of the West Highland Lines:

Goyt Valley Rail Users' Association:

Helmsdale Station CIC:
Mike Willmott

Marlow-Maidenhead Passengers' Association

Mid-Cheshire Rail Users' Ass'n:

Nexus Alpha Ltd

North Yorkshire County Council

South East Lincolnshire Travellers Association

Wirral Transport Users' Association: