Welcome to the Feb 2016 Train on Line.
It’s been a very interesting and busy few weeks since the turn of the New Year, with a lot going on with the build-up to the new Northern and Trans Pennine franchise starts. At this stage there is not a lot we can report so this edition is by and large a Northern free one (cue - collected relief from the rest of our members) However, rest assured the next edition will have a detailed Northern update!
Small Grants Fund – My reminder about the ACoRP English Small Grants Fund resulted in quite a few applications with some great projects being funded – more of that in a later edition. The fund is still open to Community Rail Partnerships and Station Adopter members we still have about £2000 to allocate to projects. If you have something you would like to fund please contact Brian or Dawn for a chat and an applications form.
Designated Community Rail Devotement Fund - we expect to announce some good news regarding the 2016 - 17 round of this fund at the forthcoming Designated Lines Seminar in Norwich next month - details will also appear in the April Train on Line
Finally as always we are keen to hear your news, the deadline for the next Train on Line will be 1st March 2016