Community rail partnerships and accreditation status

Community rail partnerships that have been granted, or are awaiting, accreditation in England and Wales.


Community rail partnerships and accreditation status

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Listing of community rail partnerships that have:

  • applied for accreditation
  • been awarded accreditation

Accreditation means that a partnership has met the Department for Transport’s, and where relevant, the Welsh Government’s, standards for appropriate operation.

Designated status for community rail lines or services in England remain in place until the community rail partnership’s accreditation application has been processed.

Published 16 November 2018
Last updated 18 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Rail accreditation awarded to Heart of England Community Rail Partnership and the reaccreditation of Kent Community, Surrey Hills to South Downs Community and Southeast Communities rail partnerships.

  2. Announcement of bodies awarded community rail partnership accreditation and reaccreditation status between February 2021 and April 2021.

  3. Rail accreditation awarded to Worcestershire and North Cheshire community rail partnerships.

  4. Announcement of bodies awarded community rail partnership status between November 2019 to September 2020.

  5. Accreditation of Morecambe & North Staffordshire community plus North Staffs Line rail partnerships.

  6. Cambrian, Essex and South Suffolk, Severnside, Sussex and Tyne Valley Line community rail partnerships given accreditation.

  7. First published.