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News from SCRP and communities around the railway lines in Sussex, Surrey and Kent.

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 w...
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Arundel Station hosts a Community Rail Picnic to thank vo...

Arundel Station hosts a Community Rail Picnic to thank vo...

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 S...
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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...
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The part played by the railways in Newhaven on D-Day

The part played by the railways in Newhaven on D-Day

June 6, 2024, by Paul Bromley
Guest blog post to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day (6 June 1944) Newhaven and D-Day by Richard Kirkman, Trustee of Newhaven Historical Society Newhaven was closed to all commercial traffic from Jul...
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Raw Britannia at Rother valley Railway

Raw Britannia at Rother valley Railway

June 3, 2024, by Andrew Pope
On Friday 24th May, representatives from the SCRP were delighted to have been invited to see the Britannia Locomotive at the Rother Valley Railway. The spectacular living and breathing, locomotive arr...
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No rest for SCRP as activities continue after a busy comm...

No rest for SCRP as activities continue after a busy comm...

May 31, 2024, by Fiona Morton
Community Rail week was a great success and some activities continued into this week, with weekend walks with the ramblers and youth groups using the 1066 Line to access the countryside.  Plans for R...
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Tunbridge Wells Ramblers enjoy the ride.

Tunbridge Wells Ramblers enjoy the ride.

May 29, 2024, by Andrew Pope
On Sunday the 26th May, the Tunbridge Wells Ramblers club enjoyed a linear walk from Etchingham to Stonegate. The latest in a series of “Rail to Ramble” events was set up by Andy Pope, the...
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More Than a Railway: Connecting Communities to Countrysid...

More Than a Railway: Connecting Communities to Countrysid...

May 27, 2024, by Sara Grisewood
As part of Community Rail Week, customers from Surrey Choices Vocational Projects Team who support adults with learning disabilities,  went on an immersive journey through the rolling chalk downland ...
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Community Rail Week Highlights from Southeast Communities...

Community Rail Week Highlights from Southeast Communities...

May 24, 2024, by Trevor Field
There are so many highlights from this very busy Community Rail Week which has demonstrated the More than a Railway headline. SCRP line officers have worked with so many different stakeholders, partne...
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