The Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership is a non-profit partnership between University of Plymouth, Cornwall Council, Devon County Council, Plymouth City Council and the rail industry, working to:
- promote the branch lines in the two counties
- seek improvements to services and stations
- engage with local communities including schools
- support economic growth by attracting outside investment.
Thanks to the partnership, the rural branch lines of the two counties have a robust train service and are busier now than they have ever been. Partnership initiatives include the popular Tamar Valley Line Carnet books of tickets.
The partnership has been recognised many times for its work nationally at the Community Rail Awards with the volunteer projects winning awards in a number of categories including Involving Young People and Volunteer of the Year.