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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Littlehampton station staff make good use of their space – and support a good cause!

Littlehampton station staff make good us...

June 23, 2022, by Rowena Tyler

Over the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday, as well as keeping the railway service running for workers and revellers travelling in and out of Littlehampton, staff based at the station also volunteered to hold a sale and raffle, raising over £300 for Rockinghorse children’s cha...

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Independent Train Travel for students with Special Educational Needs or disabilities

Independent Train Travel for students wi...

June 22, 2022, by Sharon Hunt

East Sussex Your Active Journey case study focusing on SCRP’s Independent Train Travel for students with Special Educational Needs or disabilities (SEND).   Building confidence in independent train travel with students with SEND – Southeast Communities Rail Partnership S...

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History pops up at High Brooms

History pops up at High Brooms...

June 20, 2022, by Catherine Simmons

Southborough Councilor Alan Bullion and local resident Barry Crick approached 1066 Line Officer Catherine Simmons regarding the creation of a historical display at High Brooms Station. The station has an interesting history opening in 1893 (originally at Southborough Station) aft...

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Uckfield Festival is back bigger and better than ever – the theme is cycles

Uckfield Festival is back bigger and bet...

June 16, 2022, by Sharon

  Celebrating Art, Music, Performance & Entertainment Uckfield Festival is back this year! Starts Saturday July 2nd – Sunday July 10th The Uckfield Festival caters for all the family and changes every year.    Many of the entertainments are free to join. The Big ...

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Saying goodbye to a Crowborough station partner

Saying goodbye to a Crowborough station ...

, by Sharon

After many years Helen, who was responsible for the beautiful planting and care of the planters on Crowborough station platform has had to say goodbye to the station and us at Community Rail. Helen is along time member of Brighter Crowborough as is David Columbell, pictured, pres...

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A Dementia Friendly journey

A Dementia Friendly journey...

June 15, 2022, by Catherine Simmons

As Covid restrictions eased and passengers returned to the railway many were unsure what to expect and felt anxious about travelling by train. Members of Eastbourne Dementia Action Alliance and peer support group SEA DEEP approached station manager Kate Richards and SCRP Line Off...

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Station Café comes to the rescue for School’s Jubilee art display

Station Café comes to the rescue for Sc...

, by Rowena Tyler

As part of the ‘Community Rail congratulates Her Majesty’ collaborative project along the West Coast network, one station partner, Southway School at Bognor Regis asked Year 3 pupils to design some crowns to display at the station. The pupils created some beautiful de...

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Three Little Words coming to Rye

Three Little Words coming to Rye...

June 9, 2022, by Catherine Simmons

Three Little Words is a new project at Rye Harbour Nature Reserve. Installed at the Discovery Centre and Gooders Hide, the project will move around the reserve inviting three word responses from visitors, staff and volunteers, to each location and views through the windows – y...

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A royal tour…

A royal tour…...

June 7, 2022, by Catherine Simmons

The 1066 Community Rail Line saw the coming together of line officer Catherine Simmons, SER station staff, a local knitting group and rail passengers this jubilee weekend with a royal tour along the line with a life sized knitted Queen. Did you spot her out on her tour? Created b...

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Are you interested in railway history?

Are you interested in railway history?...

, by Sharon

If you have an interest in railway history, particularly Redhill and Reigate stations, their development and the railway’s significant involvement in the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk. The project is the work of Bruce Healey, member of the Reigate Society and Southeast ...

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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

Train Travel and Community Participation

June 14, 2022, Sharon Hunt
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Give the Train a Try

May 24, 2022, Paul Bromley
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The Lindfield School

May 4, 2022, Sharon Hunt
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Education

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

What we do

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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