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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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  • sue mitchell
    sue mitchell Good morning All,
    Yesterday we had a visit from a group of 15 people from the Midlands led by Thomas Raynor, Stakeholder Co-Ordinator for Arriva; they were all interested in seeing how station adopters worked along the Calder Valley.( Manchester to Sower...  more
    • Fri at 12:19 PM
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop Hot weather  wilting your plants in hanging baskets ?
    Try this idea ?  It is cheap at around £10 and just needs a barrow, bucket and stirrup pump to give you a mobile watering system,ideal for a small site.
    • Thu at 4:48 PM
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop replied to a topic in the forum Gardening projects:
    There is a supplier in this area (Eastern England) that has sold some wall mounted versions to Matlock Bath, Alistair Morley of the Derwent Valley CRP has more info...
    • Thu at 3:20 PM
  • Stephen Sleight
    Stephen Sleight posted a topic in the forum New franchises:
    • Thu at 2:21 PM
    • Stephen Sleight
      Brian Barnsley Yes it is common practice in the competitive nature of franchising.
      It is also one of the reasons that ACoRP suggest CRP's producing a standard briefing for all the bidders in a competition. It ensures they all get a common message. If they then come back...  more
      • Thu at 3:02 PM
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop replied to a topic in the forum Station improvements:
    Walsingham Station in Norfolk now an orthodox church . . . . 
    • Thu at 11:47 AM
  • Stephen Sleight
    Stephen Sleight replied to a topic in the forum Suggestions to improve this website:
    Hi Brian,
    Sorry my last post was rather cryptic! I was thinking of timetabling matters, particularly services between Christmas & New Year; London Midland are proposing to reduce our service to 2 hourly again.
    Appreciate the need  for the Forum to st...  more
    • Thu at 11:18 AM
  • Stephen Sleight
    Stephen Sleight posted a topic in the forum Gardening projects:
    • Thu at 11:12 AM
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop I am a great believer in branding for a station . . here is an example of a seat made partly of a local material, which was perfected here in 1912/13, but where is this station ?
    • Thu at 9:47 AM
  • Martin Yallop
    Martin Yallop Date : 10th Nov 2016
    Venue : The Palace Hotel, Oxford Road, Manchester
    Time : 08:00 - 16:00
    The Northern Powerhouse Rail Conference (NPRC) is the new companion event to the established and successful TransCityRail North networking dinner. Taking place ...  more
    • Thu at 9:42 AM
  • Theresa Martin
    Theresa Martin The new South West CRP in Glasgow is from Crossmyloof- Barrhead stations.
    • Wed at 3:18 PM
  • Theresa Martin
    Theresa Martin Up here in at Pollokshaws West Train Station, Glasgow, Scotland, the new South West Community Rail Partnership with South West Community Cycles are holding a Launch of the new CRP on hte 9th September !
    • Wed at 3:17 PM
  • Simon Clarke
    Simon Clarke Community Rail Lancashire is continuing its works with the community and schools and has recently managed to secure three grants from ACoRP's Small Grants Fund - one to support CRL's Queens 90th celebrations, one for posters to support the special Sunday ...  more
    • Wed at 10:30 AM
  • sue mitchell
    sue mitchell Done it again -  exchange of ideas, support, friendship and furthering the aim of Station Adoption throughout our region, and beyond. Thanks are due to Gerald, Geoff, and me for organizing the event, and to our Stakeholder Managers for saying 'Yes - good ...  more
    • Mon at 9:13 AM
  • sue mitchell
    sue mitchell Good morning, it's Monday morning, and I am now going to finish off 'twinning ev...' on the last post seems there's a word limit, and my word limit was way over the allowance.  We are 'twinning' with Friends of Bentham - a sort of continuation/tribute of ...  more
    • Mon at 9:09 AM
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    • sue mitchell
      Mike Parker-Bray Hi Sue, for an unlimited word count, you could write your update as a blog post instead. It will still show up in the news feed of the site, so will still be seen.
      • Wed at 9:54 AM
  • Brian Barnsley
    Brian BarnsleyNeil Gaunt: Hi Neil

    Welcome to the cafe

    • Mon at 7:36 AM