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Community rail partner for Isle of Purbeck

Purbeck Community Rail Partnership (CRP) has employed a part-time community rail partnership officer (CRPO) thanks to funding from South Western Railway (SWR).

Kelly Marshall, the newly appointed CRPO for the Purbeck area, will work with local communities, SWR, Network Rail and with well-established adopters at Wareham and Wool stations, to promote the benefits of using the railway.

Initial plans include working with SWR’s community ambassadors to organise a ‘try the train’ trip for groups that feel excluded from the railway.

Kelly will also help the CRP to attract funding for future developments, including supporting the reinstatement of a regular train service from the Swanage Railway to the main line at Wareham, with the aim of enhancing education, employment, leisure and tourism across the area.

SWR has provided funding for eight CRPs to employ a part-time officer and deliver projects that support station communities.

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