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  • Simon Clarke The Royal Horticultural Society & North West in Bloom Awards 2016 were held in Southport again this year. At last weeks event three stations on the South Fylde Line and two on the West of Lancashire Lines received accolades. St. Anne’s-on-the-Sea, Lytham and Ansdell & Fairhaven stations on the South Fylde Line all received Level 4 – Thriving awards for their stations and Croston and Meols Cop stations in the West of Lancashire took  Level 4 – Thriving  and  Level 5 – Outstanding awards respectively. This is down to the hard work of the Friends of Station Groups who carry out cleaning, painting and planting at the stations. All the members of the friends groups are volunteers and their time and endless enthusiasm is much appreciated by their local Community Rail Partnership and Northern, the local train operator. The work the volunteers carry out helps make the stations a pleasant environment to wait for a train and also makes the station a gateway to the local area for visitors arriving by rail and makes them feel very welcome.
    November 7, 2016
  • Mike Parker-Bray Pleased to be up at the Northern community rail conference today. Great presentations including on Bentham's Dementia Friendly project - hats off to Gerald Townson.
    September 25
  • Richard Lysons I was really impressed to read about the runners -up  in the Innovation in Community Rail category at the 2017 Community Rail Awards. Severnside CRP has teamed up with Cotham School to introduce a combined ID badge and rail ticket in the school lanyard. It has tackled fare avoidance, aisle blocking, bad behaviour and overcrowding on local trains that have short distances between stations. I mentioned this at the ACoRP seminar in York and hope that the new DfT community rail guy ( Carl Davies) is interested in building upon this brilliant scheme. Any thoughts, colleagues?
    Tue at 5:53 PM
  • Rebecca Catterall The Devon and Cornwall Rail Partnership is holding its annual conference on community rail in Plymouth next Wednesday 7th September. We still have a few spaces left and were wondering if any members of the cafe would like to attend? Details of the conference can be found by following the link, and if you would like to attend please email me at
    September 1, 2016
  • Richard Burningham Has anyone done any research away from the railway asking people who either don't use the railway (or use it infrequently) their views on their local train service and what might make them use it or use it more?
    July 27, 2016
  • Nik Schofield Normal 0 false false false EN-GB X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-priority:99; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0cm 5.4pt 0cm 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0cm; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;} Sussex Community Rail Partnership are recruiting a Line Officer for the Arun Valley line – stretching from bustling Gatwick Airport to historic Chichester, through the beautiful South Downs. 
    January 6
  • Brian Barnsley And the Kings Head at our own Huddersfield Station win the GWR Craft Skills Awards. OVERALL WINNER 2017 Wemyss Bay by Network Rail. All great winners.
    December 6
  • Gerald Townson Happy to let people have the details about the app from my presentation yesterday which keeps an eye on your audience for you.
    March 16, 2016