South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership

Delivering outcomes that benefit users of the railway and the wider community

Discover the Lines of South West Scotland

LATEST NEWS: Award-winning railway station gardener Louis Wall has been made an honorary lifetime member of the South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership in recognition of his work transforming local stations with imaginative and colourful plant displays. Former External Relations Manager with First ScotRail, John Yellowlees MA(Hons)(Cantab), MPhil(Edin), FCILT, was also honoured at the Partnership’s launch event held in Kilmarnock on Monday, September 11th, when he became Honorary President in recognition of his support for railways in south west Scotland. / ScotRail has announced new routes now offering Flexipass ticketing as Glasgow-Stranraer and Kilmarnock-Ayr-Girvan. / Plans to reopen stations at Thornhill and Eastriggs near Annan have received STAG (Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance) 1 approval. / Ayr’s iconic Station Hotel, a Listed Building dating from 1885, could face demolition unless at least £10m can be found to make the derelict building safe according to reports in The Ayrshire Post. /
 

Welcome to the Official Website of the South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership

The South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership came into being on May 31st, 2017, to connect local communities in South-west Scotland to their railway. 

Our website explains how you can get involved with our work, the projects we're undertaking in support of the four lines that our area covers, as well as providing travel information. If you would like to comment on our work, this website or how we can improve our services to you, please contact us.

 

Discover the lines

Wherever you travel in south-west Scotland, you will see stunning views and find wonderful places to explore.

Get involved

There are a wide range of opportunities to get involved with the work of the South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership. 

Community events

Details of forthcoming events being organised by the South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership.

News

Read the latest news about the South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership's projects, activities and campaigns across the area.

Corporate information

About the South West Scotland CRP, its structure, people, policies, reports, projects and contact information.

Local railway history

The history of south-west Scotland's railways gives a fascinating insight into how today's regional railway routes came about. 

 

GET IN TOUCH

If you would like to get in touch with the South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership, send an email.

Alternatively, write to: SW Scotland CRP, Girvan Station, Vicarton Street, Girvan, KA26 9JF.


LATEST NEWS

September 12th, 2017: The official launch event of the South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership took place at Kilmarnock Station on Monday, September 11th, 2017.  Read more.



EVENTS

Probably the largest Burns Supper Event in Scotland or beyond – 10 days, 20 venues and a Burns Night Carnival with a cast of over 5,000! Not one to miss – entertainment includes cabaret, comedy, music and poetry.This event takes place on January 19th to 28th, 2018Read more.

If you would like to advertise details of your event in our area free of charge, please email us.

 

LET'S GET SOCIAL

Follow the South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership on Twitter.

VACANCIES

There are no career vacancies at this time.

Board Members

We currently have a few vacancies on our Board and would welcome enquiries from anyone with an interest in rail services in the area covered by The South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership. Read more

BUY TICKETS

Buy tickets to travel on any of the lines in South West Scotland.

 
 
 

ADVERTISING

If you would like to advertise your business on any of our website pages: e.g.., taxi companies on the station page relevant to them, please email for information.

 

STATION INFORMATION

For information about train arrivals, departures and facilities, click on station names below:

Stranraer

Barrhill

Girvan

Maybole

Ayr

Newton-on-Ayr

Prestwick Town

Prestwick Airport

Troon

Kilmarnock

Auchinleck

New Cumnock

Kirkconnel

Sanquhar

Dumfries

Annan

Gretna Green


GET INVOLVED

Become a member for just £10 a year

Become a member of the South West Scotland Community Rail Partnership for just £10 a year. You will be kept informed about projects and campaigns we are running, opportunities to volunteer in a wide range of projects and you will be able to help shape the organisation by voting at the Annual General Meeting where you can also put yourself forward for election to a Board position on the Board of Directors. For further information, please send an email.

... or become a 'friend of the line'

If you would like to support your local line, you can become a Friend of the Line for just £5 a year.

 

Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) were first established in England in the early 1990s as part of a UK government initiative to involve local people in the development and running of local and rural routes, services and stations. We were the first in Scotland to become a designated CRP in 2014 under our former name. 

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