Author: andy place

June 7, 2019

Kent CRP are organising a 12 mile family bike ride from Tonbridge Station to Penshurst Place and back. The route is beautiful and follows the National Cycle Network Route 12. We are encouraging participants to travel on the train with their bikes to Tonbridge Station. The event will take place between 10:45 and 15:00 Sunday…

May 31, 2019

On Thursday 30th May, Kent CRP and a team of willing volunteers helped to carry out surveys at every train station along the Medway Valley Line. The surveys were to identify future project and ideas for station improvements. Thank you to all those who made this possible and Norman for driving the bus to enable…

May 23, 2019

A group of local residents are looking for additional volunteers to help them improve the station building at Queenborough. All you need to join the team is enthusiasm however, we’re also looking for the following skills: 1. Secretarial – taking notes at meetings 2. Bid writer 3. Project manager 4. Electrician 5. Plumber 6. Architectural…

May 21, 2019

On Wednesday 15th May, Kent CRP and an army of volunteers took part in the Community Rail in the City event. We successfully surveyed over 140 passengers, some of which took part in our Smoothie Bike Challenge. A big thank you to all our volunteers, representing Kent CRP, Sustrans and Network Rail for helping us…

April 24, 2019

Kent CRP May 2019 Newsletter is now available. We have added a newletter tab  where you will be able to view the latest newsletter as a webpage. You can also download a copy of the current newsletter and any previous editions.

April 24, 2019

Kent Community Rail Partnership will be one of more than 40 groups joining forces to showcase some of Britain’s most scenic rail journeys at a nationwide series of events next month. ‘Community Rail in the City’ is a flagship annual celebration aimed at promoting sustainable tourism and travel for recreation on Britain’s community rail routes,…

March 4, 2019

Why not take a look at two brand new videos that have been produced to showcase some of the wonderful places you can do along both the Medway Valley Line and Swale Rail Line. Visit the Medway Valley Line and Swale Rail pages to view them.

March 4, 2019

On Tuesday 26th February, Kent CRP carried out travel training for a group of students from Bradfields. Students had the opportunity to catch the train from Chatham to Strood and then travel along the Medway Valley Line to Tonbridge. On an unusually beautiful sunny day in February, it was a great opportunity to have lunch…

January 7, 2019

Our 2019 January Newsletter is now available for you to download. Click here to view it. All our latest Annual Reports and Newsletters can be found on Our Partnership page.  

December 17, 2018

On Saturday 15th December, the 13:28 train from Maidstone West had some very famous visitors on board. Over 80 people boarded the train to meet Santa and his wife. There were plenty of activities to do throughout the two hour trip and a fantastic balloon modeller and face painter on board. Spiderman also made an…

December 8, 2018

Father Christmas and his Elves look forward to welcoming you at 12:45 at Maidstone West Station on 15th December for our 2 hour train ride. Tickets are now available to purchase. Adults are priced at £10 and children £1. To purchase your tickets just click Eventbrite.Book now to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited.

November 30, 2018

On Thursday 29th November, commuters at Tonbridge Station were in for a pleasant surprise. As they boarded and alighted from the trains, they were greeted by 10 students from Five Acre Wood School, full of festive cheer and singing Christmas songs. The students also had the opportunity to see behind the scenes at Tonbridge Station…

November 13, 2018

Did you have chance to see the wonderful Sea Folk Sing Choir this weekend on your travels? If not or you would like to relive some of the moments again then please click here or on our newly created page that has just been added to our website.

November 12, 2018

On Sunday 11th November, to help commemorate the one hundreth anniversary of the end of World War One, Kent CRP organised a choir to sing on the Swail Rail Line from Sittingbourne to Sheerness on Sea. Never Again by Kent composer Emily Peasgood was sung by Sea Folk Sing, 30 local singers who formed a…

November 12, 2018

On Saturday 10th November, Strood Station hosted our first choir event of the weekend. Never Again by Kent composer Emily Peasgood was sung by Sea Folk Sing, 30 local singers who formed a community choir. They performed on the train platform and in the underpass to Station Road. The music was heard by over 200…

November 9, 2018

On a cold Sunday in October, a  group of willing volunteers braved the elements and planted over 3,500 crocus bulbs in support of World Polio Day 2018. The volunteers included those from the Maidstone Dawn Patrol and the Maidstone Riverside Rotary Club repectively. The purple crocus has become a symbol of the Rotary’s fight to end…

October 23, 2018

Kent CRP are delighted to announce that they were awarded The Community Art Scheme Award at the recent ACoRP Awards ceromony in Glasgow.The award was in recognition of the wonderful work that Bradfields Academy did in partnership with the British Transport Police, to raise awareness of the text 61016 campaign.

March 18, 2016

    The South Eastern Railway opened a line from Redhill in 1842 and a station named Maidstone Road was built in a rural location to serve Maidstone, 8 miles (13 km) to the north. The village of Paddock Wood developed quickly around the station, which took the name Paddock Wood in 1844 when the branch line to Maidstone West was opened. The station…