THE SUSSEX Community Rail Partnership has changed its name to the Southeast Communities Rail Partnership, reflecting that the organisation has outgrown its original title.
The CRP’s Chair Tim Barkley explained: ‘We started with lines to Uckfield and East Grinstead, then added the Marshlink between Hastings and Ashford, so even then we had expanded beyond Sussex. We’ve since added the Arun Valley, the North Downs, Seaford to Brighton, Tonbridge to Reigate, and Sussex coast. So although we are still firmly rooted in Sussex, we also cover lines in Kent, Surrey and Berkshire.’
Mr Barkley added that the organisation didn’t want a complete rebrand so has instead tweaked its name so it can retain the same initials while better reflecting the geography it serves. The work of the SCRP was featured in our June issue (p58).