CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

DalesRail

Lancashire DalesRail starts 15th May 2022 and 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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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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About Us

The Community Rail Lancashire team consists of six staff, Richard Watts, Simon Clarke, Karen Bennett, Katie Douglas, Shahiesta Raja and Caroline Holden.

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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!

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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 walks programme restarts with DalesRail guided walks on Sunday 6th June 2021 – check www.dalesrail.com for details.

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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

CRL staff are all still 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. CRL is accountable and has to keep records, produce a Business Plan and an Annual Report each year and this information can be found by clicking this link: Accountability 

 

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

Become a Friend of Pendle Railway Stations

Join this active Friends group look after their stations.

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DalesRail Sunday 19 June 2022

Three guided walks this Sunday. Posted 15.06.22

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Ground Breaking Ceremony For New Foundation Stone

Replica stone to be visible to all. Posted 13.06.22

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DalesRail Sunday 12 June

No planned walks this Sunday. Posted 10.06.22

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Community Rail Week On The Bentham Line

Rail Minister hears of new Bentham Line Strategy. Posted 08.06.22

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South Fylde Line Activities

Over the Jubilee weekend. Posted 08.06.22

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Church & Oswaldtwistle Rotary Awarded The QAVS

Rotarians honoured by the Queen. Posted 06.06.22

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Lancashire by Rail

Lancashire by Rail

Explore Lancashire by Rail
Is a series of films being made for Community Rail Lancashire by a local creative film company Huckleberry Films which are designed to encourage people to Explore Lancashire by Rail.

 

Click the ‘find out more’ button below to see the five films that have been published so far!

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Make a Beeline for the West Lancashire Line

Make a Beeline for the West Lancashire Line

‘Make a Beeline for the West Lancashire Line’ is a marketing project, that combines the vital elements of education and wider community involvement with tourism attractions and professional marketing.

 

The project is supported by a video that can be seen on this link: Exploring Lancashire by Rail (a walk from Burscough to Rufford) and a leaflet that can be downloaded here: Make A Beeline

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