The 3 Counties Connected Community Rail Partnership brings together local groups and partners to connect our communities with their railway and deliver social benefit and increasing rail use.

The 3 Counties Connected Community Rail Partnership covers the rail services and engages with the communities along the line of route between Chester - Shrewsbury – Crewe via Wrexham. Operating across the Wales and England Border, covering the local authorities of Cheshire West & Chester, Wrexham County Borough and Shropshire Council.

The Partnership was established in April 2022, and is supported by the Community Rail Network, Transport for Wales and Avanti West Coast and hosted by Groundwork North Wales.

The overall purpose of the Community Rail Partnership is to connect and involve local communities to their railway line to provide economic, social, and environmental benefits to the region’s residents and visitors.

Here we share how we are delivering this by setting out our terms of reference, action plans and minutes from our partnership meetings.


Our Terms of Reference shows how the 3 Counties Connected Railway Partnership will be defined, developed and verified.

If you have any questions regarding these terms, please contact us directly, our details can be found below. 

Please review the Terms of Reference by clicking the download button.

3ccrp_Bench at Chirk Station


In this section, you can access documents relating to the partnership decision making processes.

Our steering group and wider stakeholder group use their experiences, skills and knowledge to help us make strategic decisions and direct the activity of the partnership.

All meeting minutes will be added below and can be viewed by clicking the download button. 

Our Activity Plan outlines the 3 Counties Connected Community Rail Partnership initiatives, outcomes, and progress.

We are delighted to have a range of activities planned that supports & develops the partnership. 

You can review the Activity Plan by clicking the download button.