A community rail partnership is a partnership between Network Rail, the train operating company, local council, other community organisations such as rail user groups, stakeholders and supported by ACoRP (Association of Community Rail Partnerships) and the DfT (Department of Transport), working to improve their community rail lines, stations and services. There is also a host of volunteers (around 3,200) who contribute around 250,000 hours of work each year at their local station and community bringing in about £3.4 million of extra value to the rail industry.

The Penistone Line Partnership is a voluntary organisation which supports and promotes community involvement along the Huddersfield to Sheffield railway line. The Penistone Line Partnership draws together train operator Northern, Network Rail, local authorities and users to raise awareness of the railway in the local community, promote and market it more effectively, develop ideas and arrange funding for local improvements.


We represents the interests of passengers who use the Penistone railway line between Huddersfield and Sheffield. We are a membership organisation and welcome new members and encourage everyone to be involved somehow or other. We post quarterly newsletters out to our members and hold an AGM with a guest speaker from the Rail Industry.  Why not become a member and help us raise awareness of your local line?

Membership costs £8.00 (or £5.00 if you are a pensioner or unemployed). Family rate for two people or more at the same address £10.00 (£7.00 concessions). Corporate Membership is £25.00. Please email penistoneline@gmail.com

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