Putting Tourism on the Fast Train to Net Zero and Equity Goals 

Putting Tourism on the Fast Train to Net Zero and Equity Goals 

Growing the leisure use of the UK rail network can bring many benefits; to communities, visitors and businesses, as well as supporting tourism’s transition towards a Net Zero future. 

To help explore and unpack this potential, a practical toolkit: Connecting Climate, Community and the Visitor Economy: Opportunities for Community Rail and Destination Partnerships, has been developed by The Travel Foundation and Gloucestershire Community Rail Partnership. 

Providing tips, case studies and ideas for action, the toolkit highlights the opportunities presented by the ‘rail for leisure’ market and demonstrates how new models for collaboration are starting to capitalise on them. 


The toolkit is part of a funded project sponsored by Cross Country Trains and Great Western Railway. 

Two free-to-attend webinars in January 2023 will introduce the toolkit alongside inspiring speakers from community rail partnerships, tourism bodies and rail operators, showcasing successful partnerships that are already making the most of the ‘rail for leisure’ opportunity.

Wednesday 25 January 2023 from 2.00-3.30 pm: for Destination Management Organisations (DMOs), other destination organisations and those working with them. 

We’ll highlight the role played by Community Rail Partnerships and how to collaborate with them to deliver innovative, sustainable travel opportunities, achieve low carbon goals and enhance the visitor experience 

Thursday 26 January 2023 from 2.00-3.30 pm: for Community Rail Partnerships and interested volunteer and community groups. 

We’ll explore the benefits of engaging with the tourism sector and of working in closer partnership with DMOs. 

Book your free place here for the DMO webinar on 25 January and here for the CRP webinar on 26 January. 



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