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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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  • 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
  • Graham Ellis
    Graham Ellis I have been shortlisted for "Melksham Person of the Year - 2016" for my rail work on the TransWilts. Improvements to the rail service have made a big difference to the town with recorded passenger journeys rising 6 fold in 3 years, and as I've b...  more
    • January 20
  • Theresa Martin
    Theresa Martin has added a new profile photo.
    • January 20
    • Theresa Martin
      Theresa Martin We have 6 railway sleepers we have painted to represent each station along the South West Community Rail Partnership line: Crossmyloof, Pollokshaws West, Kennieshead, Priestill and Darnley, Nitshill and Barrhead!
      • January 20
  • Theresa Martin
    Theresa Martin has added a new profile photo.
    • January 20
  • Theresa Martin
    Theresa Martin Up here in Glasgow, we have had a choka block 6 months with many events and projects like, the Christmas South West Xpress, Fresh Food Friday, a travelling class room and now, heading into 2017 we have so many exciting projects comin up! We will be focuss...  more
    South West Glasgow Community Rail Partnership | Facebook
    • January 20
  • Mike Parker-Bray
    Mike Parker-Bray Will driverless cars pose a threat to local rail services? One of several interesting questions raised in this article...
    The driverless car revolution isn’t just about technology – it’s about society too | Jackie Ashley | Opinion | The Guardian
    • January 20
  • Ian Dinmore
    Ian Dinmore Long meeting but good outcome and a brighter future -thanks for attending today Paul Webster  
    • January 13
  • Paul Johnson
    Paul Johnson Fingers crossed the 72 mile long Brigg Line with its unacceptable 1 day a week train services since 1993 with be a CRP very soon.

    We are dealing with  communities that have had nothing and have been put in a situation that is not their fault,...  more
    • January 12