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  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham is now friends with Paul Webster.
    • December 12, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham And, in the same vein as Graham's post, our Citizens' Rail additional Exeter/Newton Abbot - Paignton trains ended their trial period on Friday and, from today, are included in the main GW Franchise.  Here we all are launching the service at Paignton...  more
    • December 12, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham is now friends with sally buttifant.
    • November 21, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham As Ian mentioned below, I was asked to write the Guest Opinion slot on Community Rail in this month's Railnews.  Sim Harris, the Editor, has kindly me sent me the article as it appeared and here it is. 
    Guest opinion piece in Railnews - Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership
    • September 6, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham Has anyone done any research away from the railway asking people who either don't use the railway (or use it infrequently) their views on their local train service and what might make them use it or use it more?
    • July 27, 2016
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    • Richard Burningham
      Ian Dinmore Yes - we did it for the Norwich station Travel Plan - email me at work and I'll arrange the data to be sent
    • Richard Burningham
      Graham Ellis Historically (2011), yes. Result was a lack of knowledge of the existence of the local railway station / service, and for those who knew about it a lack of use due to trains at wrong times. Positive was a huge sentiment to want to have service that...  more
    • Richard Burningham
      Richard Burningham Thanks Ian and Graham. Graham - how did you do your survey work?
      • August 1, 2016
    • Richard Burningham
      Graham Ellis The Wessex Association of Chambers of Commerce 'fronted' business and resident's surveys through their web presence and members, asking people to visit the site and complete their inputs online. As with most (almost all?) surveys of this ilk, the...  more
    • Richard Burningham
      Richard Burningham Thanks Graham. Chambers of Commerce is a good thought. You Gov is an interesting idea. When your Community Rail Designation comes through, you could get a Designated Community Rail Development Fund grant for it.
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham is now friends with Gerald Townson.
    • June 22, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham commented on Brian Barnsley's photo: Love the photo, Ian. Community Rail Photo of the Year, I think!
    • June 13, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham Looking forward to hearing which projects will be going to the Dragons' Den stage of the RSSB Heritage & Community Rail competition.  It was going to be today but the RSSB have said they need a few more days because of the quantity and quality of bids...  more
    • April 22, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham commented on Dave Carlisle 's blog entry: We have a lot of experience of the DCRDF and it is a very useful fund. I have always found the application process to be very straightforward and decisions have been pretty quick. Post project reporting back is quite straightforward too. Brian at...  more
    • April 8, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham We're promoting the earlier start of Sunday services to Looe and our Easter Bunny visited Looe station to launch the improved service.  We sent the picture to the press and it made page 3 of the main local paper, the Cornish Times.  As long as you have...  more
    • April 5, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham is now friends with Catherine Huddleston.
    • March 18, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham commented on Martin Yallop's photo: That's a good idea, Martin. Looks good.
    • March 9, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham has added a new profile photo.
    • March 7, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham Interesting item on the BBC News website today about the Pacers - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35725299 .   You can make the case, with the growth seen in the last few years, that the Pacer is the Tarka Line's most successful train (the Avocet...  more
    • March 7, 2016
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham is now friends with Dawn Wolrich.
    • January 7, 2016