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The North Staffordshire Community Rail Partnership (CRP) is once again on the shortlist for two National Community Rail Awards.
The Partnership works to promote and develop the North Staffordshire Line (Crewe to Derby route) and has been selected for the following two categories:
The awards are presented annually by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) and are judged by representatives from throughout the rail industry. ACoRP works with local, regional and national bodies to ensure that the role of local rail is recognised.
The Partnership has already won a number of awards since beginning in 2005. In 2007, Faye Lambert was awarded a Central Trains Superpartner award. This was followed in 2008 at the National Community Rail Awards with a First in the Most Improved Station (for Longport and Longton stations), and Outstanding Community Rail Project Officer categories and Third in the Passengers Matter category for station security improvements.
Councillor Brian Ward, cabinet member for housing, planning and transportation said: “With 60 Community Rail Partnerships across the country competing for an ACoRP award, we know that competition is always extremely tough so we are delighted that we are one of the partnerships selected. By working with our partner organisations we are able to create a passenger friendly service which connects Stoke-on-Trent with other areas within the Midlands.”
Claire Ansley, Route Manager for East Midlands Trains, said: “The North Staffordshire CRP team have done some fantastic work promoting the Crewe to Derby line and they truly deserve this recognition. We wish them lots of luck at the awards.”
Earlier this month, projects delivered by the Partnership and station adoption volunteers to improve Blythe Bridge station were recognised by train operator East Midlands Trains with the award of Best Small Station of the Year 2010.
The awards will be announced on Friday September 24, 2010 at a special ceremony to be held at Westcliffe-on-Sea.