North Staffs Community Rail Partnership (NSCRP) is a partnership of train operators, local authorities and station volunteers who work together to improve station environments and link rail stations with their communities. Our volunteers help us to better connect with local people to make the railway more relevant to them. Volunteers also act as the eyes and ears on the ground, talking to station users and reporting faults.
NSCRP likes to work with schools and community groups on projects that improve stations and help overcome the barriers to rail travel that some experience, for example through travel training. NSCRP works to promote local visitor attractions and businesses close to stations.
NSCRP is managed by representatives of partner train operators and local authorities and is hosted by Stoke-on-Trent City Council. Its principle train operator partner is East Midlands Railway. Other train operator partners are: West Midlands Trains, CrossCountry and Avanti West Coast. Its principle local authority partners are Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Staffordshire County Council, Derbyshire County Council and Cheshire East.
Did you know there are over 70 community rail partnerships across Britain? To find out more, visit the website of our umbrella organisation, Community Rail Network.
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