Connecting communities with their railway
Connecting communities with their railway
Connecting communities with their railway
Connecting communities with their railway
Connecting communities with their railway
Connecting communities with their railway

Connecting communities and the railway

Southeast Communities Rail Partnership works to connect communities and the railway across Sussex, Kent and Surrey. Community Rail is a nationwide movement, and you can be involved. Help shape the future of the railway, have your say, and bring your local station into the heart of the community.
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Try a Train from High Brooms

Try a Train from High Brooms...

May 18, 2022, by Catherine Simmons

For my first Try a Train trip on the 1066 Line I had the pleasure of helping Oakley School pupils and Southeastern staff David and Gemma from High Brooms to Tonbridge today working on skills for life and independence. We enjoyed using ticking off the sights and sounds at the stat...

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Listening to community concerns

Listening to community concerns...

May 16, 2022, by Paul Bromley

Sussex Downs Line chair Norman Baker has been out and about again listening to the concerns of various communities. He met Charlie Grimble from Seaford Martello Rotary at Seaford station to discuss how to improve the station environment and ideas for better routes to the town and...

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Network Rail volunteers make a difference at Arundel Station

Network Rail volunteers make a differenc...

May 12, 2022, by Rowena Tyler

On Monday, 3 Network Rail staff travelled from Kent on a volunteering day, to clear up the grassed area at the station. Nicky, Tony and Jamie, shown pictured above, did a great job, which will help the station adopters now to get the area looking fantastic in time for the summer....

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Tonbridge will be visited by the Queen’s Baton

Tonbridge will be visited by the Queen&#...

, by Sharon

The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to Kent!     Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities across the Commonwealth during the build up to the Games. In England, the Queen’s Baton R...

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Double plaques for Battle

Double plaques for Battle...

May 11, 2022, by Catherine Simmons

Well deserved plaques from the Railway Heritage Awards have been officially unveiled today at Battle Station. Grade II listed, designed by William Tress it is considered to be one of the finest examples of gothic revival stations in the country. It underwent major sympathetic roo...

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Jubilee events – dates for your diaries

Jubilee events – dates for your di...

, by Sharon

The list of Jubilee events is hotting up – make a note so that you don’t miss out: Crowborough The Big Lunch – Sunday 5th June – Free family fun day – 11am – 3pm Chapel Green, Crowborough Live music, beer tent, children’s activities Oxte...

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East Grinstead the progress so far

East Grinstead the progress so far...

, by Sharon

Visited East Grinstead station yesterday to see the amaizing progress being made by Network Rail as they continue working on the installation of the lifts and footbridge making the station fully accessible. Looking forward to seeing it all when completed....

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New artwork in Guildford Station subway

New artwork in Guildford Station subway...

May 10, 2022, by David Daniels

Surrey artist, Julie Hoyle, was commissioned to create an original work for the Guildford Station subway to bring a sense of place, identity and welcome for those using the station. Julie collaborated with local historians, institutions and residents to research the history of Gu...

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Robertsbridge ready for the summer with the help of the Friary Gardeners

Robertsbridge ready for the summer with ...

, by Catherine Simmons

Friary Gardeners offers horticultural occupation, training and greater independence to adults with a wide spectrum of Autism, learning and physical disabilities. Located at Ore Place Farm, Friary Gardeners is a working nursery, open to the public for the sale of plants and produc...

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Planning for 180 years of the railway at Ashford

Planning for 180 years of the railway at...

April 29, 2022, by Catherine Simmons

Ashford International is looking forward to celebrating 180 years of the railway later in the year through a number of events centred in and around the station. To start planning our first stop was a meeting with local historian Ann Austin who provides local guided walking tours ...

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Your Community Rail Line

Explore your local area by train and find day trips, attractions, walks, architecture & heritage sites to visit.

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Case Studies

The Lindfield School

May 4, 2022, Sharon Hunt
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Hazel Court FE College

March 8, 2022, Sharon Hunt
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Further along the line

, Catherine Simmons
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Education

Providing young people with skills to travel safely, confidently & independently by train

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The Southeast Communities Rail Partnership is a voluntary not for profit partnership which aims to encourage people to travel by train and to engage people in their local railway

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