The Kent Community Rail Partnership exists to bring together widely varied partners in order to bring social, economic and environmental benefits to the communities served by rural and secondary rail services.
This is achieved by improving community links with rail operators and initiating projects that make rail services more attractive to residents and visitors alike. Generally speaking the partnerships exist on lines unlikely to attract major investment from the rail industry, but the success of the partnerships often leads to greater resources being deployed by the rail companies and others.
The Lines: SwaleRail is the Sittingbourne to Sheerness branch line. The Medway Valley Line which runs between Tonbridge and Strood via Maidstone West.
Train services on both SwaleRail and the Medway Valley line are operated by Southeastern Railway Ltd, part of the Govia consortium. The Partnership has been hosted by Sustrans since April 2014.