Turner Contemporary is leading in the formation of a new Community Rail Partnership, in collaboration with Thanet District Council and with support from Southeastern. Thanet’s Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership will cover the line and all seven stations on the route in Thanet – Birchington-on-Sea, Westgate-on-Sea, Margate, Broadstairs, Dumpton Park, Ramsgate, and Minster.
The new Partnership will offer a voice for the community through art and creativity, enabling local groups to animate railway stations and trains. It will also encourage sustainable travel through the use of cycle networks as well as welcoming tourists, when people are able to travel. The Partnership is working with Bikeability Trust and Kent Coast Volunteering to involve as many people as possible from across Thanet.