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December 16, 2019

We were delighted to have a very special guest join us on the Saturday 14th December. Santa boarded the train at Sheerness on Sea Station at 13:48 and gave out presents to local children before returning to Lapland two hours later. He was also joined by Batman, Spiderman and Captain America. The children were entertained…

December 9, 2019

The December 2019 newsletter is now available. You can either view it online by visiting the newsletter tab on the website or download a pdf copy.

November 29, 2019

Kent CRP are organising a Music Train for Saturday 14th March along the Medway Valley Line. Mark the date in your diaries to avoid disappointment. More information about how to book your place will follow after Christmas.

November 29, 2019

We are looking forward to hosting our first Santa Train on the SwaleRail Line this year on the 14th December. The event is very popular and has already sold out. We are looking forward to seeing all the lucky passengers who managed to reserve their visit to meet Santa.

November 29, 2019

Take a look at this wonderful video created by Sheppey College IT Students to help promote visiting places along the SwaleRail Line. They have been working with us on a number of projects over the last year.

November 25, 2019

Back in June, Students from Sheppey College carried out passenger surveys at all stations along the SwaleRail Line. The students fedback on their findings which included more seating required at Queenborough Station. The Level 2 and 3 carpenters responded to this request and designed and made two fantastic new benches  with planters. On Friday November…

November 25, 2019

Congratulations to Five Acre Wood Snodland, who were awarded the prestigious Volunteer of the Year Award at our recent Annual Stakeholders Meeting. They were recognised for their work in transforming the front of Snodland Station. Well done to everybody involved. They also were presented with their Station Adoption certificate by George from Southeastern.

November 25, 2019

On Thursday 21st November we hosted our Annual Stakeholders Meeting at Maidstone Town Hall. Thank you to all those who attended to share the highlights of the work and activities we have been doing over the past year. We would like to thank all our presenters who were involved. Students from Five Acre Wood and…

November 20, 2019

Come and join us on Thursday 21st November at Maidstone Town Hall from 12:30 to 15:00 to celebrate the work of Kent CRP over the last year. Five Acre Wood Snodland School and Sheppey College will be sharing their experiences. Why not find out how you can get involved next year in community projects. A…

November 8, 2019

Santa and Mrs.Claus will be travelling along the SwaleRail Line on Saturday 14th December between 13:48 and 15:43 before they return to Lapland. You can hop on and off at any of our stations between those times, as two trains travel along the line, we will be leaving the following stations at the following times:…

October 18, 2019

We were delighted to have teamed up with The Minster On Sea Rotary Club and Sheppey College to plant 2000 purple crocuses in a roundel at Queenborough Station this morning. Kent CRP have been working with Sheppey College over the last year on numerous activities. This is the first landscaping project undertaken. The significance of…

October 8, 2019

On Thursday 3rd October, Kent CRP attended the National Community Rail Awards in Telford. We were shortlisted in three categories this year and we are delighted to announce that we picked up two 3rd place certificates this year. This was for our Five Acre Wood Project at Snodland Station in the Involving Diverse Groups Category….

September 30, 2019

On Saturday 28th September, Kent CRP attended Maidstone Cyclefest to encourage people to think about using their cycle to and from the station and also taking their cycle on the train to travel further afield. Thank you to all those who spoke to us on the day and also those who took on the Smoothie…

September 23, 2019

On Friday 20th September, Kent CRP hosted an opening ceremony at Snodland Station. This was to recognise the fantastic work that the Five Acre Wood Snodland students have made to the area at the front of the station. It was opened by the Chair of Kent CRP – Chris Fribbins. He was assisted by some…

August 14, 2019

We are delighted to have been shortlisted for three Community Rail Awards this year. The ACoRP  Community Rail Awards recognise and reward the hard work carried out by line groups, station adopters, volunteers, partners and community organisations, who work together to promote rail accessibility initiatives and help communities get the most from their local railway…

July 25, 2019

Kent CRP are pleased to share their new webpage. This provides information about each station along the Medway Valley and any walks or cycle rides from the station. If you know of  any additional walks or cycle rides please let us know so we can share these more widely.

July 23, 2019

Kent CRP will be holding their Annual Stakeholders Meeting on Monday 21st November from 13:00. Don’t forget to pencil this into your diary. More details will follow later.

July 19, 2019

Kent CRP’s latest newsletter August 2019 is now available. Please visit the newletter tabĀ  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. A PDF copy is available by clicking on the image below.

July 12, 2019

On Wednesday June 24th, Kent CRP, and Joanne Donegan from Southeastern were delighted to attend the Sheppey College SwaleRail Project Presentation Day. The students gave two excellent presentations to showcase the work they have been doing since September. The IT department created a website and promotional video. They also produced some artwork using their editing…

July 10, 2019

On Sunday 7th July, Kent CRP organised a 12 mile Family Bike Ride from Tonbridge Station to Penshurst Place. The overcast conditions were ideal for cycling and we were delighted that people of all ages were able to join us on this enjoyable event. The event successfully encouraged participants to take their bikes on the…