Community Rail Partnership

Welcome to Thanet’s Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership 

Creatively connecting communities to the railway


The Creative Isle Community Rail Partnership is a collaboration between Turner Contemporary, Southeastern and Thanet District Council.

The Partnership covers the line and all seven stations on the route in Thanet – Birchington-on-Sea, Westgate-on-Sea, Margate, Broadstairs, Dumpton Park, Ramsgate and Minster 

Our aim is to welcome visitors to Thanet and offer a voice for the community through art and creativity, enabling local organisations and groups to work together to animate railway stations and trains.  

We also want to encourage sustainable travel throughout the area, not only by train but also through the use of Thanet’s many cycle networks. The Partnership works with Bikeability Trust and Kent Coast Volunteering to involve as many people as possible from across the local area.

This page highlights of work we are doing as an organisation and incorporates the Department for Transport’s Community Rail Development Strategy’s 4 pillars, to:

  1. Provide a voice for the community
  2. Promote sustainable, healthy and accessible travel
  3. Bring communities together and supporting diversity and inclusion
  4. Support social and economic development

The full strategy can be found at:

Creative Isle Projects - Past Projects

Find out about previous artworks and projects created for the Community Rail Partnership
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