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The Community Rail Cafe is for everyone interested in "community rail", including volunteers, Community Rail Partnerships, train operating companies, local and national government and other agencies.

The community is administrated by the Association of Community Rail Partnerships. It was created with the support of the EU Citizens' Rail project.

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  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham Don't forget - the ACoRP Members' Survey closes at midday on Weds (25th). We're looking for each member CRP or Station Adoption Group to complete it (one per group). If yours hasn't yet, please do so. It's a key tool in ACoRP's planning ...  more
    • September 23, 2019
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham Since it is only 6 weeks away, is anyone doing anything Community Rail-wise for Halloween?
    • September 16, 2019
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham Excellent piece on Community Rail in online magazine New Start -
    • September 16, 2019
  • Catherine Huddleston
    Catherine HuddlestonWomen in Community Rail: I have been asked to present a few slides about Women in Community Rail at Northern's Community Rail Conference on 9th September.. about what Women in Community Rail does, the impact of the work is does and how to get involved. Would anyone like to share...  more
    • August 5, 2019
  • Simon Clarke
    Simon Clarke has added a new profile photo.
    • July 2, 2019
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    • Simon Clarke
      Ian Dinmore Please keep your explosive ideas up North - in the East Custard is a legally protected species under food diversity legislation
      • August 1, 2019
  • Simon Clarke
    Simon Clarke For those of you who are in the Custard Club - you would definitely not want this to happen C6H12O6(s) + 6O2(g) → 6CO2(g) + 6H2O(g)
    • July 2, 2019
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  • Richard Lysons
    Richard LysonsWomen in Community Rail: Excellent event today at Transport for Greater Manchester and later at Manchester Piccadilly Station for the launch of the two WiCR DVDs. Please try and see these inspiring films. Also Happy Third Birthday to WiCR !
    • June 21, 2019
  • Ian Dinmore
    Ian DinmoreScottish CRP's: A recent visit to the far North having an overnight at Helmsdale to drop something off the local community - a fine community station very well kept
    • June 14, 2019
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons Brilliant day at Manchester Piccadilly Station for my first Community Rail In The City stall. Promoting Discover Amazing Women By Rail with Marjorie Birch of WiCR; CRL & Clitheroe Line. Fantastic response with everyone from Network Rail staff at...  more
    • May 18, 2019
  • Wullie Clark
    Wullie Clark Hello folks looking forward to learning more about community rail
    • April 25, 2019
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  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons Excellent day on Saturday at Crewe with Scenic Britain/ Alice Mannion (ACoRP) distributing Discover Amazing Wonen by Rail booklets, alongside Scenic Britain's superb postcards and goody bags. Steady footfall. Sunshine !
    • March 25, 2019
  • Ian Dinmore
    Ian Dinmore Massive investment for expanded station at Sheringham: Greater Anglia are to invest £1M in expanding the smallest National Rail terminus at Sheringham. As a result the current 40m long x 1.2m wide platform will be extended top 80m long and 1.6m wide to...  more
    • February 12, 2019
    • Ian Dinmore
      Ian Dinmore New 4 carriage length platform now open at Sheringham, new seat, shelter and lights
      • June 14, 2019
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray We're trying a new approach to explaining the reversal at Coombe Junction on the Looe Valley Line - using Hornby and the Hokey Cokey! Watch the video below - you don't need a Twitter account to view it. The film will be part of our upcoming heritage...  more
    D&C Rail Partnership on Twitter
    • February 8, 2019
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