TransWilts have appointed Sophie Martin as our new Community Rail Officer. She may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sophie's appointment coincides with and supports the Department of Transport's (DfT) October 2018 Community Rail Strategy.

The DfT strategy recognises the important role of Community Rail Partnerships (CRP) in the supporting the economic and social wellbeing of local communities. The new measures include,

  • a new acreditation scheme to act as a trusted mark of quality and reflect the community-facing role CRPs play.
  • the creation of a transport network that boosts people's social connections and provides opportunities for new education, employment and life skills opportunities.
  • helping community groups to make better use of of unused or under used railway property to create a local hub and facilities for local people.

The Board welcome's Sophie appointment and her enthusiastic support of the new community strategy.

TransWilts strategy aligns with the new Community Rail Strategy and we have a number of exciting projects in the pipeline.

Paul Johnson

Chair TransWilts CIC

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TransWilts Board welcome new Community Rail Officer

TransWilts have appointed Sophie Martin as our new Community Rail Officer. She may be contacted at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Sophie's appointment coincides with and supports the Department of Transport's (DfT) October 2018 Community Rail Strategy.

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Welcome to new Community Rail Officer

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself – I am Sophie Martin, TransWilts new Community Rail Officer.

I am very excited for this new opportunity in community rail and am keen to help promote and develop the services on the TransWilts line.

If you have community rail information you feel I need to be aware of or would simply like to introduce yourself, please feel free to contact me – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - 07379 175055.

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