CRL - Community Rail Lancashire

Community Rail Awards Success

The twelfth annual Community Rail Awards took place in Southport last Thursday, 29th September 2016. Community Rail Lancashire was well represented and took home three awards.


Category 1A – Involving Young People saw CRL’s Rose Grove Revived project take first place.


The picture above shows Alastair Nicholson, Richard watts, Brian Haworth & Janet Ennis receiving the award from Jan Chaudhry-van de Velde, Managing Director of Merseyrail.

Category 1B – Involving Diverse Groups saw CRL get a third place for their All Together Now project at Pleasington station.


The picture shows Alastair Nicholson, Brian Haworth and James Syson receiving the award from Alex Hynes, Managing Director of Northern (Arriva Rail North).

Category 6 – Photo Competition/Best ‘Essence of Community Rail’ Image saw Brian Haworth take second place with his evocative image of children dining on a Northern Rail Class 142.


Along with Community Rail Lancashire’s successes the Leeds, Lancaster & Morecambe CRP (The Bentham Line) also fared well at the Awards taking home three awards:

Category 3 – It’s Your Station – The Friends of Bentham picked up a Gold Award for their work at Bentham station.



Category 7A – Best Community Engagement Event saw the Friends of Bentham Station take first place for their A Day In The Life of Bentham project.



Category 7B – Best Marketing Campaign saw LLMCRP & LASRUG awarded third place for their Rail to Trail (12 Self Guided Station to Station Walks on the Bentham Line).



Full details of all the winners can be found on the ACoRP website at or by clicking this link