The Kent Community Rail Partnership (CRP) was set up in 2003 as a partnership between local authorities, Town & Parish Councils, railway companies, bus operators and other interested groups and individuals. Southeastern is an active and enthusiastic member of the Partnership.
The aim of the Kent Community Rail Partnership is to promote the use of rail in Kent and Medway by local residents, businesses and visitors through active rail partnerships which bring sustainable economic, social and environmental benefits.
These include reduced crime levels, higher patronage, improved integration with other transport, improved information, economic and community development, more attractive and safer station environments, facilities and trains.
The CRP concentrates its efforts on the “Swalerail” branch line which runs between Sittingbourne and Sheerness-on-Sea, and the “Medway Valley Line”, running between Paddock Wood and Strood, via Maidstone.
Hosted by the registered charity, “Action with Communities in Rural Kent”, the CRP undertakes local marketing of the lines, promotes “Station Adoption” by community groups, arranges improvements to stations such as landscaping projects and public artworks and issues newsletters highlighting local improvements to stations and services. Put simply, the CRP seeks to reconnect communities with their railway.
Kent Community Rail Partnership Newsletters
- Medway Valley Line Newsletter - Winter 2012
- SwaleRail Newsletter - Winter 2012
- Medway Valley Line Newsletter - Summer 2012
- Medway Valley Line - Summer 2011
- SwaleRail - Winter 2010
- Medway Valley Line - Spring 2010