About the Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership (YCCRP)
The YCCRP was formed in 1999. It is a not for profit organisation made up of members that acts as a voice for passengers, communities, town and parish councils, businesses, volunteer groups and organisations along a rail corridor so all can play an active role in the development of their local rail service and stations.
Our membership is made up of individuals, community groups and representatives from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Scarborough Borough Council, North Yorkshire Council and Hull City Council plus the local Town and Parish Councils along the line. Together they help to create a vibrant and busy train service that links Hull to Scarborough and its intermediate stations, encouraging people to live, work, play and visit the Yorkshire Coast area.
The YCCRP aims to deliver the 4 pillars of the Community Rail Strategy
Providing a voice for the community
Promoting sustainable, healthy and accessible travel
Bringing communities together and supporting diversity and inclusion
Supporting social and economic development
We have agreed collaboratively the following strategic aims and developed this delivery plan.
A. To promote the Hull - Scarborough line for the social, economic and environmental benefit of residents and visitors and to support the social
wellbeing of the communities served by the railway.
B. To work with a range of partners for specific improvements at stations and to train services
C. To encourage regeneration, sustainable development and social inclusion along the corridor/s served by the railway
D. To work with existing organisations to promote the tourism/heritage of the railway and its corridor, and support local and regional tourism
E. To promote integrated transport links to the railway, including bus, cycling and walking and to encourage good links to the national rail network.
F. To promote active community participation at stations
G. To work with a range of local partners to ensure the railway plays a full part in the social and economic regeneration of the area
H. To ensure that train services and stations are safe, secure and accessible.
I. To educate the wider community of the benefits of integrated, sustainable transport
The YCCRP contract Humber and Wolds Rural Action to employ our part time Rail Officer - Rachel Osborne.
There have been CRPs organised by supporters of various lines up and down the country for many years, and in every single case, there has been measurable success in achieving the objectives outlined above. For example, passenger numbers on the Norwich - Sheringham route have increased by 197% since the 'Bittern Line' partnership was set up in 1997. Decades of decline have been reversed locally with the Hull to Scarborough route recording a 42% increase in passenger numbers over the first three full years that the CRP became fully active, (2003-2005).
The CRP will stand or fall on the amount of participation it achieves. If you or your group now feels inspired to become part of this project, please join the CRP today. Download a membership form here
Humber and Wolds Rural Action also also supports the BCCRP in promoting services on the Barton upon Humber to Cleethorpes Line. This is a DfT 'Designated route' & has special status in the field of community rail. They can be contacted via their Rail Officer Dawn Branton at email@example.com
The train and station operating company, they give the partnership financial and non-financial support.
Supports and sponsor publicity events in association with the partnership.
CHEF (City of Hull and Humber Environment Forum)