Great British Railways transition: webinar for community rail

Date: 1 Feb, 2022

Location: Online

Region: All

Type: Webinar

Community Rail Network members are invited to this webinar, especially for community rail partnerships and groups, on the transition to Great British Railways.

Taking place 4-5pm, Tuesday 1st February, the webinar will be hosted with the GBR Transition Team, providing an introduction to the team’s role and priorities over the months and years ahead. There will be a chance to ask questions and reflect on how community rail can play an increasingly important role.

Click on the booking link below for more information and to register your place.

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Using the Impact platform for surveys and polls

Date: 7 Feb, 2022

Region: Members only

Type: Online training

The Impact reporting platform can be used to undertake polls and surveys. It is free for Community Rail Network members to use, there is no limit to the number of responses, and the data can be easily downloaded.

This short demo will show you how to set up a survey and then collect and analyse responses.  If you do not already have access to Impact we’ll let you know how to sign up.

This session will be held on zoom. Details will be sent out a few days before.

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Project planning workshop

Date: 9 Feb, 2022

Location: Online via Zoom

Region: All

Type: Training course

This online zoom workshop (10am – 3pm) will provide a framework for planning a project. Attendees are encouraged to bring along a project idea to work through. There will be plenty of break-out time to think about your own project and discuss ideas with other community rail attendees. 

There will be plenty of short breaks, a longer lunch break and time built in for you to work on your own with camera off.

This workshop is for members of Community Rail Network only. It is aimed at rail officers but others (station adopters, partnership members) are welcome to attend.

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Community Rail Conference 2022

Date: 7-8 Mar, 2022

Location: Nottingham

Type: Conference

Our 2022 annual Conference, in partnership with the Department for Transport, will take place on 7 – 8 March 2022 in Nottingham.

This invitation-only event is intended for CRP Chairs & Officers. Taking place over two days, it will feature speakers and workshops to you think strategically for the future, building on all you’ve learnt and increasing your resilience. Plus there will be plenty of opportunities for in-person networking with colleagues and friends.

The draft agenda is available here.

Registration opens from 20 January, eligible colleagues will receive an email invitation to book a complimentary place via Eventbright.

Payable places can be requested by emailing and are chargable at a cost rate of £200 +VAT.

Registration is by invitation only. Please note capacity is limited and we are only able to offer 2 complimentary places per ‘membership’ CRP (one each for the Chair and Officer).

Community Rail Week

Date: 23-29 May, 2022

Location: Nationwide

Region: All

Type: Promotional event

We’re excited to announce that Community Rail Week will return on Monday 23 to Sunday 29 May 2022, building on the success of last year. We’re encouraging all our members and partners to consider how you can get involved and make use of this great awareness-raising opportunity. In addition to members holding their own events and promotions using our resources and support, this year we plan to coordinate two ‘big splash’ events for members to take part in. One of these will be a Community Rail Showcase, replacing our popular Community Rail in the City event, and going beyond stations to reach non-rail users. More information about how you can get involved will be coming in the next couple of weeks.