Kent Community Rail Partnership

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North Kent Rail Users Group campaigns for better rail services on Swale Rail and along the main line from Sittingbourne to Rochester and Faversham.They are an independent group and act in their members’ best interests by working with Southeastern, bus companies, local and national government to help ensure the best rail services for the area.Anyone is welcome to join North Kent Rail User Group, and you certainly don’t need to be a regular commuter, they work on behalf of everyone who uses the trains in the area.More here: ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Network

Our Lines

The Medway Valley Line runs alongside the beautiful river Medway connecting  Tonbridge and Strood via Maidstone, the County Town of Kent.  Direct services to London operate from Maidstone West, Snodland and Strood in on weekday mornings and evenings using Javelin High Speed trains.

The Kent Downs Line runs to the south of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty between Ashford and Otford via Maidstone, the County Town of Kent. Trains run from Ashford on to the Kent coast and from Otford on to London. Good connections are provided at Ashford to and from High Speed services to Ebbsfleet, Stratford International and St Pancras International. 

Swale Rail is the Sittingbourne to Sheerness line which connects the Isle of Sheppey to the rest of Kent. Some direct services to London run on weekday mornings and evenings. Train services on both Swale Rail and the Medway Valley line are operated by Southeastern. Community Rail Partnerships (CRP) encourage the support of railway lines and stations by the local community comprising railway operators, local and parish councils, schools, businesses, rail user groups (RUGs) and other community organisations. CRPs are managed to fit local circumstances, recognising the need to increase revenue, reduce costs, increase community involvement and support social and economic development. The Partnership has been hosted by Sustrans since April 2014.

For more information about Community Rail Partnerships in Kent contact Therese Hammond on 07917 131248, Andy Place on 07920 088441 or Gary Outram 07787 434258.

Station Improvements

Our activities range from school activities, organising community events, station adoption and working with volunteers.

Our Funding

Funding for the Kent Community Rail Partnership is currently provided by

Cuxton Parish Council

Charing Parish Council

Community Rail Network (Previously ACoRP)

Kent County Council

Medway Council

Sheerness Town Council

Snodland Town Council


Swale Borough Council

Wrotham Parish Council

Yalding Parish Council

The Kent Community Rail Partnership is hosted by Sustrans.
Sustrans is a registered charity in England and Wales (number 326550) and Scotland (SC039263) and a company limited by guarantee registered in England No 1797726 at 2 Cathedral Square, Bristol, BS1 5DD