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Category Archives: KCRP

Ambulance Train – SwaleRail Line – Sunday 20th November – Queenborough – Sittingbourne – Sheerness

Enjoy this unique event brought to you by Kent Community Rail Partnership. Join us on a historical and evocative journey through Swale on a Southeastern Javelin High Speed train to commemorate Ambulance Trains used in the First World War. During WW1 (1914-1918), the naval wounded were brought ashore at Queenborough and Chatham and a rail linkContinue Reading

Join us for Medway Valley Walk – Sunday 25th September – Snodland Station

9:30am start to see fantastic redevelopment at Snodland  station and celebrate 160 years of Medway Valley Line.Continue Reading

Major changes to Southeastern rail services in August

As part of the continuing Thameslink Programme work, Network Rail need to close Cannon Street at the end of August, resulting in major changes to services.  Other stations including London Bridge will also be affected. Please click here for further detail on Southeastern’s website.Continue Reading

We’re recruiting… but you’ll have to be quick!

Kent CRP are recruiting a part-time Project Support Officer, but you’ll have to be quick! Click here for the job description. Closing date is 28th July.Continue Reading

New Rail Franchise for the South East – Public Consultation Meetings.

We are holding a couple of public consultation meetings to enable us to prepare for the forthcoming South East England Rail Franchise renewal exercise. You are all very welcome to join us at either or indeed both of the meetings Timings are as follows: Medway Valley Line: Tuesday 7th June at 6:45pm to 8:15pm: PublicContinue Reading

Spring newsletter available online

Our Spring Newsletter is now available on the Medway Valley and SwaleRail Line pages for download.  It features pictures and articles about recent events details of our plans for the coming months.  You can also download it by clicking on the following link:  Spring 2016 Printed copies will be distributed to manned stations, libraries etc…Continue Reading

Michael Portillo visits the Hitachi maintenance depot at Ashford – and travels from Ashford to Sevenoaks

The latest Great British Railway Journeys programme features Ashford to Sevenoaks and includes a visit to the Hitachi Javelin maintenance depot at Ashford.  You can watch it on BBC iPlayer at the following web address (or on your TV/smartphone etc…): Unfortunately Mr Portillo misses out the 2 best destinations on the line, Paddock WoodContinue Reading

Bikes and Trains – Survey

The number of cycle-rail users is growing each year and the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC) want to understand how best to provide you with helpful information when you’re planning a rail journey with a cycle.  They want to make your cycle-rail journey as simple as possible by providing clear information about station cycleContinue Reading

Welcome to Tonbridge Station – 14th station on Medway Valley Line

Tonbridge station is now officially part of the Medway Valley Line bringing the delights of the Rail Partnership to a whole new set of potential users and supporters at Kent’s busiest railway station!  Approval was granted by the Department for Transport who launched a formal consultation which generated a lot of positive support for theContinue Reading

Summer Newsletter now available online

Our colourful and informative Summer Newsletter is now available on the Medway Valley and SwaleRail Line pages for download.  It covers many events and service improvements during a very busy first half to the year and some of our plans for coming months.  You can also download it by clicking on the following link:  SummerContinue Reading

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