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  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray Great to have Alex and Naomi from the ACoRP team visiting us today. Will be taking them out on the Tamar Valley Line this afternoon.
    • Aug 7
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray For those CRPs with their GDPR hat on, now's a great time to revise your website's privacy policy. We're now using a clever system called Iubenda for this. You tell it which third-party features your website uses (like Google Analytics or embedded...  more
    • May 24
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray Some interesting ideas in this article from the head of tech at Trainline. Their app asks passengers to say if their carriage is busy. Then the app uses the data to tell those boarding next where to head for a seat.
    Trainline's head of engineering: "building our own voice app was a no-brainer" | Econsultancy
    • Feb 22
    • Mike Parker-Bray
      Ian Dinmore I regret to say I'm not a big fan of Trainline - 57% of complaints about the wrong type of ticket being issue is down to Trainline then there is the issue of paying a cover fee - no TOC staff or CRP's support this company and always advise customers to...  more
      • Mar 29
    • Mike Parker-Bray
      Mike Parker-Bray Fair points, but still no harm learning from them in areas where they are strong, like web design and search engine optimisation.

      One simple but effective example - they dominate search results by having dedicated pages for individual journeys. So if...  more
      • Apr 5
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray We're running our 'Take your teddy for a trip on the train' promotion again this half-term. Kids travel free if they bring their bear. Details at the link.
    Take your teddy for a trip on the train - Great Scenic Railways
    • Feb 13
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray is now friends with @Kelvindale Art.
    • Feb 13
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray is now friends with Catherine Huddleston.
    • Jan 24
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray Planning a trip down to Devon or Cornwall in 2018? Check out our video on Facebook to get you in the mood for a trip on one of the counties' scenic branch lines:
    Which of these five scenic lines will... - Devon & Cornwall's Great Scenic Railways
    • Jan 24
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray commented on Mike Parker-Bray's blog entry: Thanks Rowena, glad you found it useful. Since then, we've done several more videos - mainly with a couple of agencies. Requires a fair bit of preparation, logistics and luck with the weather, but can get some really good results.

    Available to watch...  more
    • December 19, 2017
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray commented on Simon Clarke's photo: Top stuff - and I only just noticed that it's a red-nosed traindeer.
    • December 13, 2017
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray Feeling lucky? We're running a festive giveaway with a swish National Railway Museum 2018 diary up for grabs. Head over to our website  by 10am Thursday (14 Dec)  to enter the draw.
    2018 diary giveaway - Great Scenic Railways
    • December 13, 2017
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray commented on Simon Clarke's blog entry: A great inventive, imaginative project from Lancashire - hats off.
    • December 7, 2017
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray Looking forward to this morning's ACoRP webinar on Communicating Community Rail. Find out more and sign up:
    • November 16, 2017
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray Does your local station make the list? An interesting article either way.
    10 of the best railway stations in Britain | Travel | The Guardian
    • October 13, 2017
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    • Mike Parker-Bray
      Tony Smale If anyone's writing up the 10 most naff railway stations, ours with its fabulous Clasp building should be in there with a chance.
      • October 15, 2017
    • Mike Parker-Bray
      Brian Barnsley A interesting choice of stations looking forward to Santa delivering the book
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray Pleased to be up at the Northern community rail conference today. Great presentations including on Bentham's Dementia Friendly project - hats off to Gerald Townson.
    • September 25, 2017
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray Dreaming of a sunny summer's day on the St Ives Bay Line? Check out the great video at the link below - provided to us for free by a talented local. It's been the most popular thing we've ever posted on Facebook.
    • July 19, 2017