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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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  • Anne  Ridley
    Anne Ridley Well 2019 has brought a new challenge for me. I left the Settle Carlisle Railway Development Co in November 2018 following 18 years service. Retirement is not yet for me; I have now been appointed as a Director for the Tyne Valley CRP. Really looking...  more
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  • Simon Clarke
    Simon Clarke A Warm Welcome to Bamber Bridge -
    • Jan 8
  • Richard Burningham
    Richard Burningham What have people being doing in terms of Christmas events? Please post pics of Santa Trains, carol signing at stations and anything else.
    • December 17, 2018
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  • Ian Dinmore
    Ian Dinmore I learnt something today... The Platypus is only one of a few creatures that lays eggs and produces milk for their young - that means it can make it's own custard
    • December 2, 2018
  • Tony Smale
    Tony Smale It's a pity the CR Cafe seems to have fallen into disuse. Have we all had a chance to read the DfT's new Community Rail Development Strategy (see Will anyone be trying out...  more
    • November 18, 2018
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      Graham Ellis Yes, and yes ... this has been a hectic autumn as I pass over my CRO role at TransWilts and I'm looking forward to an exciting 2019 ... something new.
      • November 25, 2018
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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.
    • August 7, 2018
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    • July 20, 2018
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    • July 20, 2018