The Community rail partnership is made up of representatives of relevant local authorities and also of town and regional councils; rail bodies, train operating companies and other linked agencies.

Local Authorities
Darlington Borough Council
Durham County Council
Great Aycliffe Town Council
Shildon Town Council
Bishop Auckland Town Council

Rail Industry
Community Rail Network
British Transport Police
Network Rail
Northern Rail
Rail Passengers Committee
Rail Trade Unions

Rail heritage organisations
A1 Locomotive Trust
Friends of Darlington Railway Museum
Friends of the National Railway Museum (North East Branch)
Locomotion, the National Railway Museum at Shildon
Railway Heritage Committee
G5 Locomotive Company
Weardale Railway Trust

Community and voluntary based groups
Age Concern
Xcel Centre
Bishop Trains
Bishop Auckland Town Centre Forum