CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

What we do

Community Rail in Lancashire

Lancashire has four community rail partnerships (CRPs) that CRL look after and we are also closely involved with a neighbouring CRP in Yorkshire that cover a total of eight lines or routes and these are one of the biggest groups of CRPs in the country. The five are:

Clitheroe Line CRP – Clitheroe to Manchester Victoria;

East Lancashire CRP – Colne to Preston, Blackburn to Manchester via Burnley & Todmorden;

South Fylde Line CRP – Blackpool South to Preston;

West of Lancs CRP – Preston to Ormskirk, Wigan to Southport & Wigan to Headbolt Lane; and

Leeds & Morecambe CRP – Leeds to Morecambe (the Bentham Line) a neighbouring CRP with pages on this website

The four wholly Lancashire CRPs are ‘managed’ on a day to day basis by Richard Watts, Chair of Community Rail Lancashire Rail. Alongside Richard are Community Rail Development Officers, Simon Clarke and Caroline Holden, three Community Rail Education Development Officers, Karen Bennett, Shahiesta Raja and Catherine Kingdom, CRL’s Accessibility & Inclusion Officer Katie Musgrove and lastly David Savage a Community Rail Officer with responsibility for running the Feel Good Field Trip Programme. All these posts are funded by Northern Railways and our partners including Avanti West Coast.

To meet the team click on the link here