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The Heart of England Community Rail Partnership is working with various partners to deliver community projects that respond to the needs of the local area.  Read the reports from our completed project and find out about upcoming projects. 

If you or your organisation would like to get in touch about a community rail project, then please email

Current Projects

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Rugby Colour Palette project

Following the hugely successful Royal Leamington Spa Colour Palette and Warwick Colour Palette, developed by Stacey Barnfield in collaboration with Warwick District Council, we are pleased to announce our new Rugby Colour Palette Project.

More information about the Rugby Colour Palette project

Creative Platforms – After the success of our pilot of this project, we are now looking to add Creative Platforms as part of our ongoing rolling programme.

Naming the Line - We're holding a competition to name the Nuneaton to Leamington Railway Line. Find out how you can enter to name the line!

Feel Good Field Trips - We have partnered with Avanti West Coast to bring their Feel Good Field Trips to Coventry and London over the next year. Read more about the Feel Good Field Trips.

For more information about our current and future projects, please contact

Past Projects

View completed projects from 2021

View completed projects from 2020

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A Day Like This

With thanks to funding from CrossCountry and Community Rail Network, we worked with Highly Sprung to create a project to help those who are newly arrived to the country to navigate the railways. The full project report can be read here and you can also watch our video of our lovely day trip out with families from Syria by clicking on the link below.

Read the project report

Watch the YouTube video

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Connect Day

Connect Day. We partnered with CrossCountry, Chiltern Railways and the Smallpeice Trust, to host a Railway Engineering Connect Day to Arkwright Scholars from across the country. 

Read all about our Connect Day

Highly Sprung performers

Coventry Station Community Day

In partnership with Highly Sprung, we hosted the Coventry Station Community Day to celebrate the completion of the new station extension and enhancements to the original station that is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Download our photobook from the day.

Read the full report

Colourful wall mural

Careers, Creativity, and the Commonwealth - Mural

We commissioned local artist Lord Numb from Brink Contemporary Arts, to create an inspirational and eye-catching mural for people travelling to Commonwealth Games events by train and arriving at Birmingham International.

Read the mural report
Coventry station extension

Careers, Creativity, and the Commonwealth - New Leaf

The second part to our project funded by Avanti West Coast, saw us working with the New Leaf Initiative C.I.C. to provide training and careers experience days to young people with barriers to finding meaningful employment.

Find out more (PDF, 3.7MB) about New Leaf

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Work Experience

We had the pleasure of hosting a work experience student from a local school at the start of June. As part of their week, they've created a report for us to share on their experience of a week of Community Rail.

Read her report

A child making a Thomas the tanked engine model

STEM Challenge Day

In a project funded by CrossCountry, we worked with the Smallpeice Trust to provide rail-themed STEM Challenge Days in 4 secondary schools across the CRP area.

Read the impact report