The Crewe to Manchester Community Rail Partnership is supported by transport operators, major employers, local authorities, parish councils and passenger groups. The Partnership welcomes approaches from commercial and non-commercial organisations to join the partnership.
The Partnership is managed under a constitution that includes the following aims:
- To increase usage of stopping and semi fast services on the Crewe – Manchester routes.
- To increase awareness of services and travel opportunities accessible by the line.
- To highlight the role of the services in a local and regional transport context.
- To promote and enhance community and stakeholder involvement with stations between Stockport, Manchester Airport, Crewe and the areas surrounding them.
- To work with stakeholders and the community to improve the passenger environment and journey experience.
- To improve accessibility to stations along the route.
- To work with local authorities, major employers and other organisations to develop green travel plans and promote the use of rail services for employment, education and recreational purposes.
- To work with stakeholders and other relevant bodies to promote integrated transport links to the railway, including bus, taxi, community transport, cycling, walking, and park and ride.
- To work with stakeholders and the community to reduce anti social behaviour in the area of the railway.
- To support the use of rail in travel and tourism in the area.
- To enhance communication between passengers, train operators, Network Rail and local authorities.
- To work in close consultation and cooperation with the existing Mid Cheshire Rail Partnership with possible sharing of resources and co-ordinated working.
- To support the work of the East Cheshire Lines Rail User Group, and Friends of Station Groups along the route.