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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 !
    • Jun 21
  • 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
  • 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 !
    • Mar 25
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons Great to welcome Karen Bennett from CRL, Ian Davies from ACoRP and two guests from the embryonic Friends of Ben Rhyddings Station today in Littleborough. Excellent lunch at Cherry Tree Cafe in Littleborough Coach House, as visited by Martin Yallop and...  more
    • Jan 24
  • Alice Mannion
    Alice Mannion is now friends with Richard Lysons.
    • August 16, 2018
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons joined the group Women in Community Rail
    • June 19, 2018
  • Richard Lysons
    Richard Lysons Great 5 page article on community rail in RAIL magazine this week; Steve Broadbent interviews Jools Townsend, Chief Executive of ACoRP.
    We must all ensure that our own MP's see this article.
    • June 19, 2018
  • 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, 2018
  • Gerald Townson
    Gerald Townson is now friends with Richard Lysons.
    • April 26, 2018
  • Simon Clarke
    Simon Clarke is now friends with Richard Lysons.
    • April 26, 2018
  • 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
    • April 22, 2018
  • 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