What is the Community Rail Partnership?

Community Rail is about integrating stations into their communities and finding out how the railways can best socially and economically support the areas they serve. The Heart of England CRP has been established to bring together rail industry partners, local authorities, businesses, and communities to help maximise the economic, social, and environmental benefits of the rail network to residents, businesses, and visitors.

AGM 2021

Download the presentations from our 2021 AGM on the Latest News page!


The Heart of England Community Rail Partnership is pleased to announce that it has been officially accredited by the DfT. 

Find out more about the accreditation process and what it means

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Heart of England CRP Partners


Community Rail is acknowledged to be powering a ‘quiet regeneration revolution’ in the UK and in the West Midlands we aspire to introduce community rail to many of our urban and rural stations and lines.

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Stratford upon Avon railway station

Support for local businesses

Times can be tough at the moment for small local businesses. At the Heart of England CRP we want to promote and support businesses who are key to their local communities.

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Leamington railway station platform


We understand that at these unusual times, there are lots of families and teachers who are having to find new ways to engage their children. At the Heart of England CRP we have compiled a list of websites that have some fantastic activities for children (and adults) of all ages.

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