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.


We're going Greener by Train. Find out more on our sustainability page.

Watch a video from our Rail Pledge Day


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

Community projects

We are planning and developing many exciting community projects this year. To find out more, visit our projects page.

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Find lesson plans, presentations and how to book a Rail Safety lesson with our CRP Officer, as well as a range of websites that have some fantastic activities for children (and adults) of all ages.

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