Author: Gary Outram

September 14, 2022

Join us on our Wateringbury Rail Ramble on Saturday 15th October.  Starting at Wateringbury Station, this walk will take you through the hills, farmland and woodland  for views of the Medway Valley and past Hoppers Huts on the way to the picturesque village of Yalding, located on the river Beult.  The walk is based on…

August 25, 2022

A group of fourteen assembled at Charing station to walk up into the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. More were booked, the forecast of heavy showers may have been off putting to some. Therese presented a brief introduction of our work with station adopters at Charing before our group of fourteen walkers set…

August 24, 2022

Join us on our Charing Rail Ramble on Friday 30th September as part of the Heart of Kent Walking Festival.  Starting at Charing Station, this walk will take you through the historic and picturesque village of Charing, located at the foot of the Kent North Downs. We will point out some of the features and…

August 24, 2022

It is with pleasure that we can announce that cycle rails (aka wheeling ramps) have been installed at 6 stations along the Medway Valley Line. This will assist cyclists who would otherwise need to carry their cycles up the steps and over the bridge to access other platforms. It is hoped that cycle rails will…

August 16, 2022

On Thursday 11th August, we were joined by Matt Fraser of Southeastern and the Dawn Patrol group of Rotary International to promote the 61016 service from British Transport Police, station safety surveys and all things rail safety. Between us we handed out over 100 cards introducing the British Transport Police 61016 service that offers a…

August 16, 2022

A group of seven assembled at Halling station to walk up into the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Gary presented a brief piece on the history of the station before the group set off, following a route inspired by Robin Bourner from the Friends of Cuxton Station. The Blue Lake looked resplendent in…

October 14, 2021

On Friday 8th October Kent Community Rail Partnership traveled with students and staff from St Edward’s school Sheerness to the Network Rail Travel Safe Travel Smart centre at Margate. It was an exciting day and the students enjoyed the interactive learning environment at this new state of the art facility. Explaining how much a train…

September 16, 2021

The idea of creating public art for the subway at Strood station first appeared in the Town Centre regeneration consultation of 2015. Whilst not on our Action Plan, when Govia Thameslink Railway approached us to engage with the local community to develop a mural we were happy to grasp the opportunity. Graham Upton, the artist,…

December 8, 2020

Dear Kent Community Rail Members, We have enjoyed four Zoom book clubs during 2020 and are planning our first read for the new year. We read the book over 6 weeks, sharing in weekly catch up emails and finish up with a lively on-line chat via Zoom.   Our next read will be “The Railway Detective”…

December 8, 2020

Dear Kent Community Rail Members, Following the success of our four Zoom book clubs during 2020 it’s time to branch out. Much like Book Club our aim will be to find time in our busy schedules to watch a documentary or film, share our thoughts and views by weekly email and gather on-line via Zoom…

November 26, 2020

Join Kent CRP for a Christmas quiz on Thurs 17 Dec,  7:00pm to 8:30pm on Zoom. Quiz Master Matt ‘Santa’ Fraser from Southeastern will be covering questions on a range of fun seasonal categories including: Christmas around the world Christmas Food and Drink Christmas Music Christmas TV & Movies Christmas Selection Box Teams can be made up…