We are a non-proﬁt partnership between local authorities, the railway and Plymouth University, where our team is based.
Our core funding partners are Cornwall Council, Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council, Great Western Railway (GWR), South Western Railway and CrossCountry Trains.
Passenger numbers have more than doubled on the counties’ branch lines since 2001.
We have helped secure more frequent trains on each of the lines, and have made stations more attractive and welcoming in partnership with community volunteers.
Growth since 2001
When the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership was founded in 1991, we were the country’s ﬁrst Community Rail Partnership (CRP).
There are now nearly 60 CRPs around the UK. Supported by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships, they come together at the annual Community Rail Awards to share and celebrate best practice.
Since the event began in 2005 we have been awarded thirteen 1st places, five 2nd places and seven 3rd places.