As a community-based organisation, we are very keen for anyone who wants to get involved in their local railway to do so. We welcome all people who would like to spare their valuable time to help us in our work. Below are some practical tips for ways in which you can get involved in your local railway.
Regardless of how you wish to become involved, let us know of your interest by e-mailing us on .
Adopt a station
A very good way by which you can get involved in your local railway is to adopt a station. Station adoption is a way of turning round uncared-for and unloved stations, bringing them back into the heart of the community and encouraging greater use of environmentally friendly public transport. It adds value to what is already there and helps make the station more attractive.
If you are interested in improving your local railway station, then we are willing to help where we can. To get an idea of what is possible, we suggest that you read the Station Adoption Guide produced by the Association of Train Operating Companies and the Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive. This can be downloaded by clicking on the link below.
If you are interested in station adoption, e-mail the Community Rail Partnership Officer on , giving details on what station you want to adopt, what work you are willing to do, who is interested in doing the work. We can then take it from there!
Station Adoption Guide (PDF, 1.6mb)
Getting involved as an organisation
If you are a local organisation or group, and you want to get involved in the Community Rail Partnership, then an excellent way of doing so is to become a member of the Community Rail Partnership. By becoming a member, you can be kept up-to-date on all of our work, but you will also be able to provide your input to the Community Rail Partnership directly. If you are very lucky, you could also become a member of the Steering Group, and help make the decisions. For more information on how to become a member of the CRP, e-mail us at .
Getting involved as an individual
If you are an individual and you want to get involved in the work of the Community Rail Partnership, the best means of doing so is to become a member of the Bedford to Bletchley Rail Users Association. BBRUA represent the interest of passengers on the line, taking up issues with the rail service on behalf of passengers, as well as undertaking activities to the benefit of the line. They are also keen members of the Community Rail Partnership, and as such are more than willing to take up issues on behalf of their membership.
To become a member of BBRUA, you can contact the chairperson by e-mailing .