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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 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
    • Thu at 11:25 AM
  • Lindley KIrkpatrick
    Lindley KIrkpatrick has added a new profile photo.
    • February 15
  • 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
    • February 13
    SUZIE MCCHEYNEWomen in Community Rail: Hello fellow women in community rail ! 
    • February 12
  • Brian Barnsley
    Brian Barnsley created a new group:
    Scottish CRP's
    • February 12
  • Jo Andrews
    Jo AndrewsTHE BUS THAT MEETS THE TRAIN: I wear to work hats, one Community Rail the other is CallConnect, a demand responsive rural bus service that is operated by Lincolnshire County Council. CallConnect serves all the Lincolnshire stations on the Poacher Line.
    lincsinterconnect - public transport, bus services, lincolnshire
    • January 31
  • Jo Andrews
    Jo Andrews has added a new profile photo.
    • January 31
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  • 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
    • January 24
  • Brian Barnsley
    Brian BarnsleyKaye Robinson: Hi Kaye

    Welcome to the cafe

    • January 23
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  • Alex Peel
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    • January 22
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