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About us

Community Rail

Welcome to the Conwy Valley and North Wales Coast Community Rail Partnership.

Community rail is a growing grassroots movement made up of community rail partnerships (CRPs) and groups across Britain. Working alongside local, regional and national partners, CRPs engage communities and help people get the most from their railways, promoting social inclusion, community wellbeing, economic development and sustainable travel. They also work alongside train operators, contributing to improvements and bringing stations back to life.

Community Rail Network provides support and advice to the community rail movement through their membership. They share good practice and connect community rail partnerships and groups together, while working with government, the rail industry, and the wider voluntary and community sector to champion community rail. (Source Community Rail Network).

Our business activity plan is delivered by all members of our Partnership and led by the Community Rail Officer. Our plan meets the four pillars of the Community Rail Development Strategy:

  • providing a voice for the community
  • promoting sustainable, healthy and accessible travel
  • bringing communities together and supporting diversity and inclusion
  • supporting social and economic development
Bodorgan railway station

The partnership

We are proud to be an accredited Community Rail Partnership (CRP) which is a formal recognition by the Department for Transport (DfT) and Welsh Government that a CRP operates to a high standard and with objectives and activities that are supported by Government. The accreditation system is administered by Community Rail Network and applies to those CRPs operating in England and Wales.

Mr Philip Evans, Chair and Haf Jones, Vice Chair of the Partnership welcome you to this website where we highlight the work we do in connecting communities to their railways. Our other Partnership members include Transport For Wales, Avanti, Network Rail, British Transport Police, Eryri National Park, Conwy Council, Gwynedd Council, Station Adoption representatives, Community Rail Network and Boots on the Ground.

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The partnership is hosted by Groundwork which is a federation of charities mobilising practical community action on poverty and the environment across the UK.

They help people gain confidence and skills, get into training and work, protect and improve green spaces, lead more active lives and overcome significant challenges such as poverty, isolation, low skills and poor health.

Groundwork North Wales create stronger, healthier communities, responsible business and greater prospects for local people.

Conwy viewed from the RSPB reserve at Llandudno Junction

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