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Highland Main Line Community Rail Partnership
In April 2012 the Scottish Government agreed to establish a pilot, in which CRP's would be created in Scotland before June 2014.
The Government provided financial support to the Association of Community Rail Partnership (ACoRP) - www.acorp.uk.com to progress the pilot scheme.
CRP's are grass-roots organisations which aim to link local people in the development and promotion of local and rural routes, services and stations. They also encourage the community to get directly involved improving the railway environment through use of redundant buildings, provisions of additional services ( such as cafes) and the improvement of railway land.
Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) form a bridge between the railway and local communities, as they bring together a wide range of interests along the rail corridor to develop and promote the line. This can be achieved by harnessing local knowledge, encouraging social and economic regeneration, and providing a sense of place.
It is proposed that the HML CRP will:-
Serve the geographical district, from Dunkeld & Birnam to Carrbridge, with shared needs and aspirations, linked to the Highland Main Line.
Work with local organisations and businesses to maximise potential benefits of location, line and community.
Create and champion plans and programmes which engage with the rail industry to promote and market initiatives offering clear benefits aligned to long term community objectives.
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