Feedback from New Officers’ Training

A few weeks ago, Community Rail Network welcomed 22 community rail officers from community rail partnerships to our New Officers’ Training Day in Birmingham.

We received some really positive feedback, which we’d like to share with you.

In answer to the question “What was most useful about this training session?”:

“Meeting other community rail officers and making lots of useful connections.”

“Everything! Networking with other members, the community connection you promote and feeling a part of that.”

“Meeting other CRPs, learning the history of CRPs and having confirmation that the community are at the heart of what we do.”

“It provided overall context for my new role in a complex organisation.”

“It was lovely meeting CRP members from around the country and understanding the diversity of all of our backgrounds. It was also a great opportunity to chat about the work we are doing at our CRP.”

“Extremely informative – it was great to get hints and tips about getting things done, as well as meeting new people.”

“Information around project permissions and procedures from Network Rail and TOCs for station-based activities, and the wider explanation of CRPs’ relationships to these wider rail industry partners.”

“Networking, greater understanding of community rail’s origins, and feelings inspired about the work we can do!”

Make sure to keep an eye on our Events Diary for future training and development opportunities. You can also contact our training and development coordinator Alex Peel on