CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Accreditation

CRL is pleased to announce that it has received Accreditation from the Department of Transport. All five of the CRPs in our area are now also accredited.

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The Lines

Lancashire has five community rail partnerships (CRPs) that cover a total of eight lines or routes and these form one of the biggest groups of CRPs in the country.

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DalesRail

Lancashire DalesRail is simply the best way to spend a Sunday! The service links Lancashire with the scenic Ribble Valley, Yorkshire Dales and Eden Valley and terminates in the historic border city of Carlisle.

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About Us

The Community Rail Lancashire team consists of five full time officers, Simon Clarke, Caroline Holden, Daisy Chapman-Chamberlain, Karen Bennett and Shahiesta Raja, and two part time officers Richard Watts and Katie Musgrove.

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School Engagement

Visit Down the Line for information about CRL’s Education Programme.

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Projects

A record of the various projects carried out by the CRPs across the Community Rail Lancashire area.

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Events

Community Rail Lancashire promotes events close to its lines but please check to ensure that any event is actually happening! #Covid19

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Resources

Find and download newsletters, maps, Town Centre Trails and a host of other things.

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Walks

Community Rail Lancashire’s guided walks programme is currently suspended – check here for regular updates.

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CRL Accountability

Community Rail Lancashire Ltd., Registered in England 09999437, is a company limited by guarantee and is accountable to Companies House.

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Welcome to Community Rail Lancashire

Due to the current coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic restrictions Community Rail Lancashire, in accordance with government and Community Rail Network guidelines, and in common with practice across the rest of the community rail world, has decided that we will close our office at Accrington station until further notice.

CRL staff are all working from home and can be contacted by email using the addresses and mobile phone numbers that can be found on The Team page under the About Us navigation button at the top of the page or by clicking this link. Please DO NOT use the office phone (01254 386579) as this will remain unattended for long periods of time.

Lancashire is a county of contrasts. Explore the delightful coastal areas of the Fylde and Morecambe Bay with dramatic views across to the Lakes; the historic towns and cities such as Lancaster and Ormskirk and discover the quiet countryside of the Ribble Valley and Pendleside dominated by Pendle Hill.

Exploring Lancashire by rail can be fun and educational as well!! Did you know that Clitheroe has what may be the smallest castle keep in the country or that Colne host’s one of the largest Rhythm and Blues Festivals in the world? There is so much to see, enjoy and learn and it can all be reached using Lancashire’s community rail network.

Community Rail Lancashire (CRL) and its four constituent Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) have been awarded accreditation by the Department for Transport.Accreditation is formal recognition by the Department for Transport that the partnership operates to a high standard and that its objectives and activities are supported by the Government. Further, the Government considers the partnership a good representative of Community Rail Lancashire’s communities.

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The 8 Lines of Lancashire

Lancashire has five community rail partnerships (CRPs) that cover a total of nine lines or routes and these form one of the biggest groups of CRPs in the country.

The 8 Lines of Lancashire
Down the Line

Down the Line, an innovative railway education portal! To find out more click the button above.

Latest News

Community Rail Awards 2020

It's six for six for CRL. Posted 11.08.2020

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Advance Information About Line Closure

No services via Todmorden for nine days. Posted 07.08.2020

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The Virtual DalesRail 2020

More Tales from DalesRail. Posted 28.07.2020

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Pacer Photograph Competition

Have you got a photo anywhere on the Lancashire Triangle? Posted 22.07.2020

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Suzy The Sheep At Clapham Station

Anti-trespass project gets underway. Posted 21.07.2020

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Lancashire Branch Lines Get More Services

Additional trains from Monday 20th July. Posted 17.07.2020

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Return To Rail Travel With Confidence

Rail travel is safe! Posted 16.07.2020

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Make a Beeline for the Station

Make a Beeline for the Station

‘Make a Beeline for the Station!’ is a community marketing project, that combines the vital elements of local education and wider group engagement with tourism attractions and professional marketing.

 

The project is supported by a video that can be seen on this link: Make a Beeline for the Station and a leaflet that can be downloaded here: Beeline Leaflet

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Discover Amazing Women by Rail

Discover Amazing Women by Rail

is a project that invites people to leave their car at home and use public transport to explore the fascinating, and often hidden, histories of women who lived and worked along some of the routes in Lancashire, Yorkshire & Mid Cheshire.

 

This project is supported by a website (www.amazingwomenbyrail.org.uk) and by an A5 booklet that can be downloaded using this link: Amazing Women by Rail

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