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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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  • 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.
    • Wed at 9:19 AM
  • Brian Barnsley
    Brian Barnsley Great help today at Penistone from Paul and Paul from Carillion getting g the new planters installed.
    • July 12
  • Brian Barnsley
    Brian BarnsleyTony Ford: Hi Tony welcome to the cafe

    • July 11
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    • Kerstin Esbjornsson
      Barrie Russell Hi, the Cumbrian Coast Line is excellent, I often go up to Ulverston by train and then get the bus to Kendal, such is the life of a retired civil servant!
      • July 10
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  • Nik Schofield
    Nik Schofield Who's taken the best photograph this year that captures "the essence of community rail"?
    Only you can decide... vote now!
    ACoRP Community Rail Awards 2017 | "The Essence of Community Rail" photo competition Survey
    • July 5
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  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray replied to a topic in the forum Social media and websites:
    Hi Stephen,
    I've not used Pagelines before but interested to hear how you get on. I had a quick look on their support forum and saw these two posts from earlier in the week which don't sound great:
    "Is the hello@ no longer monitored? Three weeks, three em...  more
    • June 22
  • Stephen Sleight
    Stephen Sleight posted a topic in the forum Social media and websites:
    • June 20
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray We're getting fully Poldark-ed up in readiness for Community Rail in the City - how are everyone else's preparations going? Looking forward to it. 
    • May 12
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