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Sussex community rail partnership

The Sussex Community Rail Partnership (Sussex CRP) works along the Marshlink line from Hastings to Ashford, Uckfield and East Grinstead lines, Seaford to Brighton, Tonbridge to Reigate and along the Arun Valley line from Gatwick Airport to Chichester.

Sussex CRP is a partnership designed to reconnect the community and its railway.

The partnership brings together local Parish, Town, District, City and County councils, the train operating company, passenger and community interest groups, as well as education, leisure and business representatives to work together on a variety of projects.

The Sussex Community Rail Partnership has the following specific objectives:

  • To increase the use of the line for tourism and leisure related travel.
  • To maximise the communities’ use of the rail infrastructure, particularly buildings and land.
  • To develop an efficient rail passenger service, providing train services which meet the communities’ needs.
  • To develop integrated connecting services to allow the community to get to and from stations easily, conveniently and inexpensively.
  • To preserve the potential for future freight use.

The Sussex CRP produces a lineguide for each of its lines, has a programme of guided walks and other events throughout the year and works with all local communities to improve service and facilities. A number of special events are also held throughout the year including annual stakeholders meetings.  And to encourage local volunteering and to enhance the rail environment, the Sussex CRP works with Southern to deliver an extensive programme of station partnerships across the whole franchise area.

For more information contact the Community Rail Development Manager Sam Bryant at