The Southeast Communities Rail Partnership (SCRP), who work to connect communities with places and opportunities, has published its 2020 annual review.

Chair Tim Barkley said :- “Like everybody else, we had a very demanding and challenging year in 2020. But thanks to the commitment of our staff, partners and volunteers we were able to continue to support our local communities.

“But it has still been a very busy and productive year and the review highlights projects and events which our staff have been able to achieve whilst grappling with new ways of working and limited access to stations and the rail network.

“We changed our name last summer to better reflect the geographical spread of our company, and a new community rail line was launched in the Autumn on the Hastings to Tonbridge route with the support of Southeastern Railway, the 1066 Line.

“And we benefited from new support from Cross Country Trains and South Western Railway, strengthening our work on the North Downs Line. The SCRP is proud to now be working with five train operating companies, as we also built on our longstanding relationships with Southern and Great Western Railway.

“The major challenge we face in 2021 is getting passengers back to using the rail and bus services, and we are about to launch a marketing campaign as conditions improve and we are ready to welcome the community back on board.

The SCRP’s 2020 annual review can be seen on the company website link below

SCRP Annual Review V5 2020