CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

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 four full time officers, Simon Clarke, 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

Regular updates on rail user group meetings and other events taking place on, or near, Community Rail Lancashire’s community rail lines and stations.

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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 promotes walking for health and supports a series of guided and self guide walks.

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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

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.

The 8 Lines of Lancashire

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.

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

Something For The Weekend XCVIII

A veritable cornucopia of things to see and do. Posted 15.11.19

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Dales Railcard Winter Offer

Prices held again. Posted 08.11.19

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National Recognition For Dementia Friendly Rail Line

Well deserved community rail award for the Bentham Line. Posted 08.11.19

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Friends of Bentham Station 8th Birthday

Station to go 100% green with solar energy. Posted 08.11.19

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Train Trips For Those Living With Dementia

Afternoon tea at the Midland. Posted 08.11.19

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From Seats To Sacks

Railway seat moquette turned into book sacks. Posted 06.11.19

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DfT Accreditation For The Leeds Morecambe CRP

Well done to the team at Bentham. Posted 30.10.19

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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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