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You just can’t get the staff

Paul Salveson
12 June 2015
Station volunteers, young and old, at Glossop. A DfT-funded apprenticeship scheme is now on the horizon
Station volunteers, young and old, at Glossop. A DfT-funded apprenticeship scheme is now on the horizon

 

It’s a common misconception within the transport industry that the ‘community rail’ movement is entirely volunteer-run. That’s far from the case and I’d guess that around 60 or so staff are employed, either full or part-time, in community rail partnerships (CRPs). And, yes, on top of that there’s about 3,500 volunteers involved in all sorts of ways, though your average CRP will employ at least one person. The long-established Devon and Cornwall Rail...

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Paul Salveson

Paul Salveson

Paul Salveson

Paul Salveson is a board member of Passenger Focus and a visiting professor at the University of Huddersfield. Paul’s book Railpolitik – bringing railways back to communities, was published in 2013, also by Lawrence and Wishart. The views expressed here are his own.

 



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