CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

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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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 five full time officers, Simon Clarke, Caroline Holden, 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

Community Rail Lancashire promotes events close to its lines but please check to ensure that any event is actually happening! #Covid19

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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.

The 8 Lines of Lancashire

Lancashire has five community rail partnerships (CRPs) that cover a total of nine 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

DalesRail Sunday 12 September 2021

The final Sunday becomes another casualty. Posted 09.09.21

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Explore Lancashire By Rail Bid Success

Two films to be made to promote rail travel. Posted 07.09.21

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CRL Celebrates Shortlist Success

For the 2021 Community Rail Awards. Posted 01.09.21

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Next Steps For The South Fylde Line

We need your feedback. Posted 31.08.21

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Make A Beeline To The West Of Lancashire

Something for the last week of the holidays. Posted 31.08.21

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Railway Confidence Programme Gets Boost With Grant Success

To help BSL users gain confidence to use the railway. Posted 25.08.21

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Northern Launches £1 Flash Sale

One million tickets for £1. Posted 24.08.21

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Make a Beeline for the Station

Make a Beeline for the Station

‘Make a Beeline for the Station!’ is a marketing project, that combines the vital elements of local 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: Beeline Leaflet

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Discover Amazing Women by Rail

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 RailA short film can be seen about Ethel Carnie Holdsworth on this link https://youtu.be/uhCtTsOw6yA

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