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September 25, 2020

On Wednesday and Thursday this week, we visited every station along the Kent Downs Line (Ashford to Otford) to audit each station and identify any viable opportunities and possible station improvements. Thank you to Matt and Caroline for joining us on route and sharing their knowledge about each of the stations.

September 25, 2020

We are recruiting. Due to our recent growth and the forming of the Kent Downs Line this year, we are looking for an additional member of staff to join our team. Your role initially will be as a Project Support Officer, working across all 3 lines. (Swale Rail, Medway Valley Line and Kent Downs). If…

September 21, 2020

We are delighted to unveil our new Kent Community Rail Partnership Logo. This will be used as our main identity. The final design  was based on the inspiration of our joint competition winners Matthew Crowley and Hannah Legg, launched earlier this year. We will continue to use our existing line logos as well as developing…

August 12, 2020

We are delighted to have been shortlisted in 3 categories in the #CommunityRail Awards,2020. Category 1 Involving Children and Young People – The Sheppey College Project Sheppey College Category 4 Most Enhanced Station- Five Acre Wood Snodland and Grow 19 Project Five Acre Wood School and Friends of Five Acre Wood School Grow 19 Category 10 Photo Competition – Five…

July 22, 2020

Kent CRP are delighted to announce that we have been awarded a third Community Rail line which connects 12 stations, following an announcement from Southeastern. The new line runs from Ashford International to Kemsing. We are looking forward to working with new community groups on events and projects in the near future. Our new stations…

July 10, 2020

Over the last few months as we have been unable to work at stations, we have spent some of the time researching the history of some of our stations and sourcing old photographs. This had lead to the creation of a new page on our website all about the history of the Medway Valley Line….

June 29, 2020

What have we been doing? The July 2020 newsletter is now available.  You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

June 22, 2020

Thank you for all the amazing entries in our Logo Competition. The voting from our 10 judges resulted in a tie. The joint winners were Matthew and Hannah. They each will receive an Amazon Voucher for £100. Their ideas will be combined to form our new logo.     Isabella aged 9 was our runner-up and…

June 19, 2020

It’s back by popular demand. Kent CRP will be hosting a second online Zoom Quiz. 3rd July 2020 at 7 to 8:30 pm. Starring Matt Fraser as question master. To book a place email kentcrp@sustrans.org. Team size maximum of 4. Bring your own drinks.

May 28, 2020

Dear Kent Community Rail Members, We enjoyed our first Zoom book club meeting last Thursday after spending 6 weeks reading ‘The Mystery of the Blue Train’ by Agatha Christie.  During the 6 weeks of reading we shared in weekly catch up emails and everyone enjoyed the book, especially the throwbacks to days gone by of…

May 4, 2020

We are launching a Logo Competition. Everyone is welcome to take part. The winning design will be used as our new logo and win a £100 Amazon voucher and the two runner ups will each receive an Amazon voucher for £50..The winning logo will then be professionally recreated based upon the winning design and used…

April 27, 2020

Kent CRP Zoom Quiz Join Kent CRP for a quick quiz on Thurs 7 May,  3 pm to 4 pm on Zoom. Quiz Master Matt Fraser from Southeastern will be covering question categories including, General Knowledge,  Sport, Food and Drink, Music and more (some train related). Teams can be made up of individuals or a…

April 22, 2020

Did you see the news article about Kent Community Rail Partnership on Kent Online? If you missed it, you can read it here. https://www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/community-rail-group-recognised-225566/

April 9, 2020

Welcome to Kent CRP’s first virtual Book Club Agatha Christie’s “The Mystery of the Blue Train” has been selected from many recommendations received as our first book as it’s available in all formats; Kindle, hardback, paperback and even in audio for those who’d prefer to listen to it! It will be available via various outlets…

March 26, 2020

The April 2020 newsletter is now available. You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

March 25, 2020

Following Government advice all our events have been postponed until further notice. We will look to rerun our planned events once we are advised it is safe to do so. We look forward to seeing you all in the near future.

March 25, 2020

Kent CRP are delighted to share with you that our Partnership has been successful in achieving Accreditation status. Representatives from ACoRP Network Rail, Kent CRP, Kent County Council and Southeastern met back in January to assess if Kent CRP met with the Department for Transport’s (DfT) standards. Yesterday it was announced that we had been…

March 19, 2020

KentCRP and students from Grow 19 have been busy creating planters at Wateringbury Station. In all 6 new planters were made and these will be planted up in the near future. Thank you to all those who helped with the project.

February 26, 2020

Back in October Kent CRP, Sheppey College Landscapers and Minister on Sea Rotary Club planted 2000 Crocuses at Queenborough Station. This was to raise awareness of the work the Rotary Club are doing around the world to help eradicate Polio. We are pleased to see that they have now bloomed and really stand out as…

February 5, 2020

We are delighted to announce that Kent CRP are working with Explore Kent to join the Heart of Kent Walking Festival in April. We will be supporting the Yalding to Wateringbury Rail Trail. (Hill and Hoppers) on Sunday 26th April. The event starts at 9:30 from Yalding Station. To join in you will need to…