The Anonymous Widower

London Gets Its First Community Rail Partnership

There are over fifty Community Rail Partnerships in the UK. This is an extract from the Wikipedia entry.

The Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) supports its fifty or so member CRPs and also offers assistance to voluntary station friends groups that support their local stations through the station adoption scheme. Since 2005 the Department for Transport has formally designated a number of railway lines as community rail schemes in order to recognise the need for different, more appropriate standards than are applied to main line railway routes, and therefore make them more cost effective.

As the numbers keep increasing, I suspect that central and regional government, local authorities, passengers rail companies and staff, think they are a good idea.

Today’s in some ways surprising news, is that London is to get its first Community Rail Partnership in Hounslow. Sewvn stations are involved on the Hounslow Loop Line.

This article in Rail Technology Magazine gives more details of the partnership.

How many more Community Rail Partnerships will London embrace in the next few years?

November 24, 2015 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

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