The East Suffolk Lines Community Rail PartnershipThe East Suffolk Lines Community Rail Partnership (ESLCRP) is an unincorporated association of local government, public transport operators and community groups.

The Partnership aims to bring together representatives of the local transport authority, local planning authorities, train operating company, infrastructure operator and a wide range of local community groups, with the objective of securing the future of the Lowestoft to Ipswich and Felixstowe to Ipswich railway lines through increased patronage and revenue.

 

ESLCRP Funding Partners

 

The partnership is funded by train company Greater Anglia, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, Waveney District Council, and Suffolk Coastal District Council who hold seats on the board.

 

Network Rail and ESTA

 

Transport Regeneration is also a board member. The East Suffolk Travellers Association (ESTA) is a member through our Line Group North and South. The ESLCRP also works with Network Rail to help deliver schemes along the line.

 

The ESLCRP is a member of the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP) which is a federation of more than 50 community rail partnerships and rail promotion groups.

ACoRP

On 03 March 2015 the Department for Transport awarded 'Designated Service' status to the East Suffolk Lines (Ipswich - Lowestoft, Ipswich - Felixstowe). The designation provides for a flexible approach to help improve the financial performance of the lines, increase the social value of the railway, and ensure the East Suffolk Lines long term future. Department for Transport - Rail Executive

For more information on the CRP, our constitution and how you can get involved through one our three Line Groups click on the links below: