Awards and Achievements

Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Community Rail Awards 2019

We are delighted to announce our Involving Diverse Groups award that was presented at the recent ACoRP awards hosted in Telford. This celebrated the partnership working between Turning Point, Community Rail Cumbria and DRS, highlighting how rail has a profound and lasting impact on individuals, and how rail is now deeply embedded in the structured programmes of recovery from drug and alcohol dependency.

Screenshots from this video have being used for an accompanying explanatory brochure about the crucial role of rail within the recovery process, this can be found as a PDF in the Projects section of the Community Rail Cumbria Website

 

Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Community Rail Awards 2017

C0mmunity Rail Cumbria took the top award at the annual Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Community Rail Awards on 5th October 2017 beating off strong nationwide competition on a showcase night for the community rail movement. The Team presented a programme of projects aiming to put the railways back into the heart of the communities they serve and won a number of awards including the 2017 ‘Outstanding Contribution to Community Rail’ Award.

The Community Rail Awards, now in its 13th year, recognises the important and often unsung work carried out by community rail partnerships, station friends and other community rail groups across the country. The awards shine a light and reward the breadth of important work happening across this substantial grassroots movement, helping to share good practice, spread the word about community rail’s contribution to mobility, sustainability, prosperity and wellbeing, and encourage more people to get involved.

The Awards

Congratulations to Tim Owen Chairman of the Furness Line and Lakes Line Community Rail Partnerships who won 2nd place in the category for Outstanding Volunteer Contribution.

Overall Award for Outstanding Contribution to Community Rail.

Award 2nd place in the category of Involving Diverse Groups.

Award 3rd place in the category of Best Community Engagement Event.

Award 3rd place in the category of Best Innovation in Community Rail.