Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership

News and Press Releases

Contact the Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership at admin@yccrp.co.uk


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October 2013

Harrington Humps


During October and November the following stations have been, or will be fitted with ‘Harrington Humps’  : Hutton Cranswick, Arram, Nafferton and Hunmanby.


A  Harrington Hump is a raised section of platform, usually around 12 metres in overall length, that permits easier access to train carriages.  While beneficial to all passengers, this is of particular assistance to the disabled.  It is also a very cost effective way of improving station facilities without great expense, or the need to close stations while the work is in progress.  The humps are made of GRP & recycled tyres, they include all necessary makings for the partly sighted & handrails.


The photos show an example of a Harrington Hump that has just been installed at Greate Coates station on the Barton - Cleethorpes line.



September 2014


The train now standing ...

Working in partnership with Network Rail the Filey in Bloom group commissioned this train to commemorate the arrival of the railway which transformed Filey from a small but important fishing village to a major East coast seaside resort.

The locomotive was constructed by Paul Reason and was painted by ‘In Bloom’ volunteers.  Sign writing by Mick Hopper.

It was funded by Filey in Bloom, Filey Lions Club and others.

March 2015


New community rail officer


The partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of a new rail officer namely Gill Simpson who can be contacted via the email address GSimpson@carltoneducation.org.uk. Some of you will know Gill from the past and the partnership are pleased of her return.

April 2016


New Franchise


Arriva Rail North Ltd began operating the new Northern franchise on 1st April 2016.

Download the document below to see what they are planning to do over the next few years.



May 2016

Department for Transport : Rail tourism winners announced


Details of a large award for Community Rail Humber which will directly benefit the YCCRP.


June 2016


Photo Competition Results Announced


Community Rail Humber Ltd, in partnership with the Barton Cleethorpes Community Rail Partnership and the Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership, is pleased to announce that David Enefer is the winner of our Photographic competition. The judges chose his entry out of numerous received from members of the public living across the Humber region.


John is a keen amateur photographer and took the photograph of Ross Castle, Cleethorpes, a Victorian folly built by the Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway in 1863. The winning picture was taken in the early evening of 1st November 2015 and is bathed in purple light to help raise awareness of Pancreatic Cancer.


Community Rail Officer Gill Simpson said: `We also want to congratulate Ron Sparks and Gina Simpson whose entries came second and third respectively and all of the people who entered; we received many outstanding entries. Our only regret is that there can only be one winner.


The first photo shows David receiving his prize from Cliff Mayall, station manager for Northern and the second one is David’s winning photo of Ross castle.

August 2016


Hutton Cranswick railway station shortlisted for awards



Hutton Cranswick railway station has been shortlisted for the ACoRP Community Rail Awards 2016, in Category 3, 'It's Your Station'. The full results will be announced at the Community Rail Awards Gala Dinner on 29 September, in Southport.
Members of Hutton Cranswick in Bloom have developed the station gardens over the past 14/15 years. Some members are seen in this photograph with ACoRP judge, Paul Bigland, who is a railway photographer. Paul visited the station on Monday 1 August - as it was Yorkshire day flags were brought out to celebrate.



September 2016


Hutton Cranswick railway station win ACoRP silver award


Congratulations to Hutton Cranswick in Bloom who won a silver award for Hutton Cranswick station at ACoRP’s community rail awards evening in Southport on 29th September.

The award was for the ‘Its your station category’

Thanks to the work of the In bloom group Hutton Cranswick station flower beds always look lovely throughout the year and make this one of the most attractive stations on the line.


April 2018


YCCRP Photographer - Bradley Langton


We would like to introduce Bradley Langton a photography student.

Bradley is an aspiring photographer studying at East Riding College with a passion for the Yorkshire Coast and the Railways.

He will be volunteering with Northern and the Yorkshire Coast Community Rail Partnership in 2018/19 to document a photographic record of a year in the life of Community Rail. The aim is to capture the a year in the life of Northern on the Yorkshire Coast, our trains, stations, staff, our community volunteers through all the seasons capturing what makes the Yorkshire Coast such a vibrant and unique place

Hopefully at end of Bradleys 12 months volunteering at Northern and YCCRP we will showcase his work at our Community Rail Conference in 2019

Bradley is a real trail blazer for young people in the East Region and great ambassador for East Riding College actively putting his self forward to gain valuable skills and experience to pursue his chosen career path.

We are really luck have Bradley with us for the next 12 month a great young man who I expect will be a great asset to Northern and YCCRP.

You will see some of Bradley’s photographs on our website, facebook page and twitter feed.