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  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons Great day at Stockport on Saturday working with Mid Cheshire Rail Users Association and ACoRP. Great response to Discover Amazing Women by Rail. A lovely day in all respects; good to see friends old and new. Even better was the very wide demographic of...  more
    • May 6
  • Gerald Townson
    Gerald Townson is now friends with Richard Lysons.
    • Apr 26
  • Simon Clarke
    Simon Clarke is now friends with Richard Lysons.
    • Apr 26
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons Amazing Women by Rail . This must be about the only place where I haven't yet spread the word about Amazing Women by Rail. This community rail/ tourism project is a collaboration between Mid Cheshire CRP; Friends of Littleborough Stations; Community Rail...  more
    • Apr 22
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons I was really impressed to read about the runners -up  in the Innovation in Community Rail category at the 2017 Community Rail Awards. Severnside CRP has teamed up with Cotham School to introduce a combined ID badge and rail ticket in the school lanyard....  more
    • December 12, 2017
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    • Richard Lysons
      Richard Burningham It's a really great initiative that started with GWR's local Revenue Protection Manager and Severnside CRP worked with him to make it happen. Has solved what was a big problem on the Severn Beach line.
      • December 13, 2017
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons At November's ACoRP seminar in York, I asked the other people in my group how many of them are - like me - irregular contributors to Community Rail Cafe. They nearly all raised their hands . Perhaps this will start something. There were some great...  more
    • December 11, 2017
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons Contrasting reactions to members of our station friends group wearing Northern "Community Volunteer" hi-viz jackets. The predictable one is people saying "what are you on probation / community payback for?" (ha ha).  Another one is being mistaken for a...  more
    • December 11, 2017
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons Great book : England's Cathedrals By Train ( Discover How the Normans and Victorians Helped to Shape Our Lives) by Murray Naylor. Published by Remember When/ Pen & Sword Books of Barnsley. Paperback version came out in April this year. 
    • September 20, 2017
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons I attended the TfGM Station Adopters/Friends event at Manchester Town Hall last month. We all did short presentations and then we were told about TfGM's aim to take over ALL of the railway stations in Greater Manchester as part of "Devo Max" . My station...  more
    • January 8, 2017
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons Having been "lumbered " with several packs of the new 36 Calder Valley timetable at last week's STORM meeting, I took some down to Smithy Bridge station on Friday morning. Smithy Bridge station is unstaffed ( I keep hearing "unmanned" at rail meetings;...  more
    • December 12, 2016
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons is now friends with sally buttifant.
    • November 21, 2016
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons Hi Brian, thanks for the kind welcome. I should have joined months ago but there has been a series of distractions - personal; familial; organisational etc that I will not bore you all with. However, I have managed to maintain my activity in community...  more
    • November 10, 2016
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