CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

A Decade Of CRL

A booklet has been produced that tracks Community Rail Lancashire’s involvement in ‘educating the passengers of the future’ for over a decade. It all started back in 2006 with an approach to Daisyfield Primary School in Blackburn and continues today with schools and colleges across the North of England.

Click on the image below to download the booklet and to read about this award winning programm.

Richard Watts, Chair of CRL, says; “It has been a privilege to watch over and foster the development of the educational programme that is today, delivered by Community Rail Lancashire. It is with great pleasure that I can look back at over a decade of community rail in Lancashire engaging with schools, colleges and many other groups.”

Kul Bassi MBE, from the Department of Transport, added; “Today Community Rail Lancashire continues to push boundaries, with thousands of children benefiting from the various initiatives. They have ensured that young people with additional needs and disabilities are having access to similar opportunities. The many projects undertaken with young people have led to the transformation of many local railways with their artwork bringing much needed colour to the station environment. Their continued innovation in this area is an exemplar of best practice for others.”

Carolyn Watson, Community & Sustainability Director, Northern, commented; “Community Rail Lancashire has been at the forefront of community engagement, notably with young people since its inception. Northern is proud to have supported its work, through the individual Community Rail Partnerships and more recently with the establishment of the education team.”

Carolyn went on to say; “The Community Rail Lancashire team is delivering pioneering work and sharing best practice amongst the community rail sector and beyond. Long may they continue, so congratulations to the team past and present, and we look forward to working with them in the decades to come.”

A printed copy of the booklet can be obtained by emailing CRL on and we will post one out to you.