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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Latest News

King’s Speech Opportunities and Risks

King’s Speech Opportunities and Ri...

July 19, 2024, by Fiona Morton

Several meetings this week anticipated changes in the Kings speech. Change brings opportunities but also risks. We want to make sure there is continuity for community rail and our core funding is paid to us in full and on time during the transition period. The work of community r...

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Celebrating local artists

Celebrating local artists...

July 12, 2024, by Fiona Morton

This week we are highlighting the arts, celebrating existing work that has stood the test of time and adding new displays to many of our locations. Music features too. Our plans for Railway 200 will include all branches of the arts…watch this space!  Read more Here   &nbs...

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Want to do something about climate change?

Want to do something about climate chang...

July 4, 2024, by Fiona Morton

This week we have been working with lots of young people. So many want to do something practical and long lasting to combat climate change. Using public transport and making it easier for all types of people to use has a major impact.  Here is a quick glimpse of how we do this h...

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Good public transport drives growth

Good public transport drives growth...

June 28, 2024, by Fiona Morton

The railway created our modern world. The railway creates connectivity, economic growth, jobs, housing, social cohesion and sustainability. This quote from Lord Hendy sums up why work hard to gain public support for good public transport. We have been showcasing great venues and ...

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The railway created our modern world. The railway creates connectivity, economic growth, jobs, housing, social cohesion and sustainability.

The railway created our modern world. Th...

June 20, 2024, by Fiona Morton

This quote from Sir Peter Hendy sums it all up and covers most of what we do. This is why we care for this precious legacy and make the railway fit for the next 200 years. Read how we go about it here. ...

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Green Traveller concession at Charleston

Green Traveller concession at Charleston...

June 18, 2024, by Paul Bromley

Charleston is offering a 15% ‘Green Traveller’ concession on tickets for people using active and sustainable transport. The discounts apply for visitors using the Sussex Arts Shuttle buses, trains, by bike or on foot. Charleston says: “Parking is limited at Char...

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Involving young people in community rail

Involving young people in community rail...

June 14, 2024, by Fiona Morton

This week our highlights showcase the contributions of young people . Education teams are busy in schools. Work continues with Beavers and Scouts who have volunteered in turn for station tidy ups . Read more Here  ...

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Volunteers’ week visit

Volunteers’ week visit...

June 11, 2024, by Sandy Mahon

We were delighted during volunteers’ week to welcome South Western Railway COO and Interim MD Stuart Meek to the Incredible Edible Community Garden at Staines Railway Station. Loyal volunteers were on hand to talk Stuart through how they have taken this disused and neglecte...

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Arundel Station hosts a Community Rail Picnic to thank volunteers

Arundel Station hosts a Community Rail P...

June 10, 2024, by Rowena Tyler

To finish off an exciting Community Rail week across the West Coastway Southern Rail network, station partners Arundel Town Council and Greening Arundel Volunteering Group hosted a picnic at Arundel Station.  Volunteers who have worked hard to make the vegetation areas at the st...

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Volunteers, how fortunate we are

Volunteers, how fortunate we are...

June 7, 2024, by Fiona Morton

Featured this week is the role that volunteers play in connecting communities to their railway. Stuart Meek Interim MD of SWR thanked volunteers up and down the lines from Richmond to Reading and took part in the opening ceremony for the history board at Feltham. GTR provided soc...

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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

Sustainable travel workshop and survey

July 6, 2024,
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Family Fun Day

February 15, 2024,
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Try a Train and a Bus

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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