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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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  • 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
    • Fri at 7:28 PM
  • 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
      • Fri at 3:42 PM
  • 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
  • Dave Carlisle
    Dave Carlisle posted a topic in the forum Station improvements:
    • April 1
  • Darren Holliday
    Darren Holliday has just signed up. Say hello!
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray Going green with Coco the cat! We're helping schools on the Looe and Tamar Valley lines to try the train and cut carbon emissions. Watch our video here:
    • February 28
  • Celia  Minoughan
    Celia Minoughan Exeter St Thomas Station Eco Garden is blooming! Lots of Spring shoots on the sedum and the wildflower meadow.  Visited today with Gary from the installer Landmark Living Roofs
    • February 8
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray Just launched this year's 'Take your teddy on the train' half-term promotion on the Par-Newquay line. A simple, fun campaign!
    Take your teddy on the train - Great Scenic Railways
    • February 8
  • Michael Dixon
    Michael Dixon has just signed up. Say hello!
  • Catherine Huddleston
    Catherine Huddleston A busy couple of weeks ahead, looking forward to our first meeting for our seed corn project. 
    • January 27
  • sue mitchell
    sue mitchell posted a topic in the forum Art projects:
    • January 27
  • sue mitchell
    sue mitchell Greetings All - it's been a while since I added my pen'orth to this Café and its culture!
    Still harping a bit in the past - 2016 was for Mytholmroyd an amazing year that we hope will continue in 2017.
    It has started with a flash, bang wallop already! ...  more
    • January 27