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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 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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  • Theresa Martin
    Theresa Martin Well the South West CRP TREK on Friday was a HUGE success, Crossmyloof
    to Barrhead, the 9.5 mile route, in the blazing sunshine! A massive well
    done to all the participants and to all you amazing people who made a
    pledge to support us, it really means ...  more
    South West Glasgow Community Rail Partnership - Home | Facebook
    • May 10
  • Ian Dinmore
    Ian Dinmore posted a topic in the forum Funding:
    • May 8
  • Graham Ellis
    Graham Ellis How well do YOU know the network?   I've put together a quiz using pictures I've taken in the last 5 years of my railway work, leisure and other business trips.   TransWilts is at the heart of the network, with travel opportunities in all directions and t...  more
    TransWilts, heart of the network
    • April 28
  • Ian Dinmore
    Ian DinmoreThe Custard Crew: Forget the election! more deadly news...I've run out of custard powder 
    • April 18
  • Ian Dinmore
    Ian Dinmore Suspect spotted a Tractor at Brundall on the Wherry Lines 
    • April 18
  • sally buttifant
    sally buttifant Hi Colleagues, I am interested to know whether there is a similar level of pay for community rail partnership officers? I am compiling the info from posts as they come up but would find out more if people are prepared to email me details of their pay. I'...  more
    • April 11
    • sally buttifant
      Ian Dinmore Our post is advertised at £28,000 and not tied to any LA rate, but the rate should vary according to the level of responsibility and duties required?
      • April 18
    • sally buttifant
      Paul Webster I've been noting the details of CRPOs recruited across the country in the last 12 months or so and the average is around £27k FTE @sally. Obviously as @Ian says this is dependent on levels of responsibility and the number of lines they have to cover. Happ...  more
      • April 28
  • Roy Greenhalgh
    Roy Greenhalgh Did you stop take 5! remember the place we work can have hidden dangers, know your environment. Tip when ever digging into the ground to seek advise on buried services, SCAN the area you are digging into; always ask the land owners permission before penet...  more
    • April 4
  • Roy Greenhalgh
    Roy Greenhalgh Well Lighter nights and individuals, groups and Team getting back out tending their community gardens; not just for those working in community rail garden areas, but for everyone, just remember safety first, take 5 to think about associated risks to the t...  more
    • April 3