Launched by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP), the report highlights community rail projects across Britain.
It says local organisations working alongside industry connect communities to their railways, promote social cohesion and inclusion, and deliver a railway that enables access for all.
The study provides practical guidance and recommendations for groups and industry about developing successful social inclusion work, as well as showcasing best practice.
Authored by ACoRP’s Naomi Halloran, it illustrates how community rail supports and champions social inclusion across five themes:
* promoting accessible journeys for all
* connecting people to opportunities and services
* stations as spaces for social growth and enterprise
* community rail volunteering
* using arts and heritage to engage communities.