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Southeast Communities Rail Partnership

See how Southeast Communities Rail Partnership’s work is helping connect the community and railway.

Connecting communities and the railway

The Southeast Communities Rail Partnership (SCRP) is an independent not-for-profit partnership that works along some of the lines on our network to encourage the use of local trains, to ensure that access to local stations is easy, and to enhance stations so they provide a safe and welcoming environment.

SRCP does this by: 

  • Working with transport operators and local communities to help improve local rail services
  • Organising projects that give the community a sense of ownership and pride in their stations
  • Encouraging rural tourism and helping to support local economies
  • Working with schools and local councils to give young people the skills to travel safely and independently by train
  • Working with community groups to help remove barriers to travel
  • Encouraging healthy, sustainable and accessible travel
  • Producing award-winning guides to the train lines and local attractions

Where SCRP works

The SCRP serves the following areas:

  • Arun Valley (Gatwick Airport to Bognor Regis and Chichester)
  • Brighton to Seaford
  • Marshlink (Ashford to Hastings)
  • Tonbridge to Reigate
  • Oxted to East Grinstead and Uckfield
  • West Coastway (Hove to Littlehampton)

Southern also supports SCRP's work with Great Western Railway on the North Downs line (Reigate to Reading) and South Eastern on the Hastings to Tonbridge line.

See the SCRP map

A full community effort

The partnership brings together a wide range of community stakeholders –Southern, local councils, passenger groups, community groups, schools, businesses and many local volunteers. Together, we undertake projects designed to benefit all aspects of the community, such as:

  • Line guides, promoting local destinations and attractions
  • A programme of guided walks and other events
  • Station art and gardening

To learn more about what the SCRP is working on and how you can get involved, visit SCRP's website.