Want to develop local and regional railways by involving people?

This toolkit can help you do it. Its guidance draws on two decades’ of expertise from the UK’s community rail sector, as well as from France, Germany, the Netherlands and as far afield as Japan.

What is Citizens’ Rail?

Citizens’ Rail is an EU project. Our partners have improved stations, developed services and increased use of local and regional rail – all by getting people involved. The project is part of the Interreg IVB NWE programme. Find out more.

What do you want to do?

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How the rail industry works

If you’re new to working on railway projects, take a look at our overview of how the industry works in the UK, France, Germany and the Netherlands.

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To contribute case studies, resources or ideas to the toolkit, please email our lead partner DCRP or call our lead partner, the Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership on +44 1752 584777.

If you’re finding this toolkit useful, join our online network, the Community Rail Cafe at www.communityrail.com. It’s quick and free to join, and is a great place to make new contacts, ask questions and share best practice.