Thanks to funding from ACoRP, the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership (TVCRP) has commissioned Shane O'Leary MSc., BSc. of IMP Well Being to undertake training for our wonderful volunteers situated at the 14 stations of the Tyne Valley line which runs from Newcastle – Carlisle.

In September Shane will run a training workshop for Station Ambassadors which assists the volunteers to undertake walking and cycling audits to and from all the stations. The Station Ambassadors will be looking at ways in which rail travel can prompt messages of being active. Each station will be examined to look at the environments which surround the station to see if it supports or inhibits active and sustainable travel. This will allow the Ambassadors to assess the opportunities to improve the provision at stations and also allow the Ambassadors to meet and exchange ideas to make recommendations and improvements.

On 7 August 2019, we received notification that the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership has been shortlisted in four categories in the annual Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) Awards.The Community Rail Awards recognises the important and often unsung work carried out by community rail partnerships, station adopters and community groups, in areas such as station enhancement, community engagement and diversity. The overall winners will be announced at a gala presentation evening on Thursday 3 October at The International Centre, Telford. 

Malcolm Chainey, Chair of the CRP said "Four shortlisted awards is a great achievement for the Partnership, highlightlighting the innovative work undertaken and the wide range of support given by the team of volunteers and other community groups".

The Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership (TVCRP) have made history as the first in the North to attain Department for Transport’s (DfT) Accreditation Status.

Accreditation is formal recognition by the DfT that a community rail partnership (CRP) operates to a high standard and that its objectives and activities are supported by Government.

Always keen to ensure the love of railways is passed on to a new generation, Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership was delighted to be approached by a local school asking for a Work Experience Placement for one of its pupils. Matthew Parker, a pupil in year 12 at Prudhoe Community High School has joined the TVCRP for a week of work experience. Fiona Forsythe, the TVCRP Officer drew up an interesting week of work for Matthew. “There is a lot to find out and it's not just like being on a railway”, said Matthew.

Community Rail in the City Glasgow 1As part of Community Rail in the City, the Tyne Valley Community Rail Partnership took its stand to Glasgow Central Station, the busiest station in Scotland. The purpose of the event was to promote the Tyne Valley line in Northumberland and Cumbria and to make Glasgow travellers aware of the fantastic scenery along the Roman Wall, which is well within reach by train for a stress free day out.