About Us - New Forest Community Rail Partnership

The Lymington-Brockenhurst Community Rail Partnership (LB CRP) was launched in July 2008 with formal designation granted from the DfT on the same day as the lines 150th Anniversary.

The partnership’s stakeholders are South Western Railways, Hampshire County Council, New Forest District Council, New Forest National Parks Authority and Brockenhurst Parish Council. There are so many things to do in Lymington and the New Forest and of course the Isle of Wight is just across the water with all its wonderful attractions it has to offer. Therefore we hope that the many links on our website will help you discover and experience activities and attractions from the New Forest, to Lymington and on to the Island whether it’s cycling or walking, horse riding or sailing, the choice is vast.

Because as a Community Partnership and that we have expanded this year involving other stations it was decided to change our name to the New Forrest Community Rail Partnership as it embraces all our Partners.

Vision Statement 

“The aim of the Community Rail Partnership is to create a sustainable
future for rail between Lymington and Brockenhurst”


To increase use of existing train services and Solent connections
To develop community goodwill and involvement with the local railway
To improve station facilities and environment
To develop integrated transport links to and from the railway
To assist with developing agreed long-term strategies for the local railway



To identify potential growth markets for the rail service
To support station development projects along the line and act as a catalyst for other projects
To work positively with other transport providers
To work with the tourism industry on the mainland and island to promote use of rail
To ensure that the railway is an active participant in regeneration strategies for the mainland
To identify new potential stakeholders in the community