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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