Community Rail News

What's happening in the world of Community Rail

The world of Community Rail is evolving and as there is growing interest in what the future of Community Rail looks like. We will endeavour to keep this page up to date with press releases and papers to keep you abreast of the facts.

18 November 2020 A Tribute to Douglas Hamilton, President of the Bishop Line Community Rail Partnership

26 October 2020 Winners of the Backtrack Anti-trespassing Competition are announced.

08 October 2020 Bishop Line Encourages Passengers To ‘Pass On A Smile’ this World Mental Health Day

23 July 2020 The Partnership makes free face coverings available to train passengers to put a smile on their face

04 June 2020 Find out how we’re supporting national Anti-Trespassing campaign – Backtrack

07 April 2020 In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of VE Day  read about one of our Aycliffe Angels – Vera Pattison

24 March 2020 Important information on Key Worker Timetables  from Northern

04 February 2020 Press release Bishop Line Community Rail Partnership endorsed by Government

22 October 2019 Find out more about how the Bishop Line is Building Community Connections between Bishop Auckland and Darlington. 

13 September 2019 Find out how you can claim Free Wildflower Seeds to plant in your local area.

4 September 2019 Tees Valley Combined Authority launch Draft Strategic Transport Plan Consultation – Have your say by 20th November 2019.

21 August 2019 Press Release – Artistic Gateway for Shildon Station – Read about how Bishop Line Community Rail Partnership and Greenfield Arts have secured funding to work with the local community to develop Shildon Station as an artistic gateway to the birthplace of the railways.

08 August 2019 Press Release – Bishop Line Marketing Campaign Shortlisted for National Award

28 March 2019 Press Release-  Bishop Line Appoints New Officer to Connect With Its Community

16 November 2018 Rail Minister Andrew Jones has challenged train operators to step up their support for community rail projects across the UK as he launches the 2018 Community Rail Strategy.

16 November 2018 Read more about The Department for Transport’s Community rail strategy for England and Wales

16 November 2018 The Department for Transport issued guidance on How to help at your local rail station.