Blackmore Vale Line Community Rail Partnership is a body established to encourage greater use of rail services through increased participation of local communities in their rail line. The rail partnership covers the stations of Crewkerne, Yeovil Junction, Sherborne, Templecombe, Gillingham and Tisbury on the West of England Line between London Waterloo and Exeter St. David. The communities of South Somerset, North Dorset, West Dorset and South Wiltshire form the core area.
The core aim is to capitalise on the wider economic, environmental and social benefits associated with being a Community Rail Partnership for the greater good of the region’s residents and visitors.
An important core value is to nurture and celebrate the efforts of volunteers across the stations of the partnership.
The Blackmore Vale Line Community Rail Partnership brings together representatives of:
- Infrastructure providers such as local authorities;
- Local businesses;
- Station adoption groups;
- Community groups within the area of each station;
- Train operating companies;
- and Railway Professionals.