Celebrating additional services on the Riviera Line
To promote the branch lines and the places they serve, we have developed partnerships with organisations including the National Trust, South West Coast Path, Visit Cornwall, St Austell Brewery and the Cornwall Mining Heritage project.
From cross-promotional leaflets to signage projects to online collaborations, by working together with like-minded organisations we have been able to achieve more and have been recognised with national awards.
These projects complement the work of our core partnership – which brings together the railway, Devon County Council, Cornwall Council, Plymouth City Council and Plymouth University, which hosts the Partnership team. This breadth of core partners makes us well-placed in our work to promote two-way communication between the community and the rail industry.
We also play a role within the national community rail sector. The manager of the Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership, Richard Burningham, is a board member of the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP), and through our EU Citizens’ Rail project we founded the Community Rail Cafe, a national network to promote discussion and best practice within the sector.