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Look out for ONLINE events.

Details of internal Railfuture meetings, open only to elected/selected members are here: Rf-internal.

October


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until 30 October 2021. Saturday. Glasgow Central station tours. More info: GLC

Community Rail Network
18-24 October 2021. Monday-Sunday. Community Rail Week – Go Green by Rail. More info: CRN

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23-31 October 2021. Saturday-Sunday. During this school half-term holiday weekend, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 182 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and heritage railways-2 and Events.
See also: Scenic Rail Britain and Tour Britain by rail and Car-free journeys to great places and overnight stays with a difference!

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25 October 2021. Monday. HS2 Phase 2a: West Midlands to Crewe: one-to-one meetings - Colton. REGISTRATION CLOSES 09.00. More info: HS2.

International Railway Summit
25 October 2021. Monday. Train technology 2030: creating the connected rolling stock ecosystem of the future ONLINE. 12.00-13.30 BST. More about this International Railway Summit webinar: IRITS

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25 October 2021. Monday. HS2 Phase 2a: West Midlands to Crewe: one-to-one meetings - Whitmore. REGISTRATION CLOSES. 17.00. More info: HS2.

25 October 2021. Monday. From Plane to Train: Achieving Modal Shift in Anglo-Scottish Travel. Venue: Macdonald Hotel, 81 Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AU. Speakers: Paul Tetlaw, Transform Scotland; Jim Steer, High Speed Rail Group; Alastair Dalton, The Scotsman (Chair). 18.30-19.30. More about this High Speed Rail Group event: HSRG

House of Lords
26 October 2021. Tuesday. Meeting the UK’s housing demand. ONLINE. 10.00. More about this House of Lords Built Environment Committee oral evidence session: HoL-BEC

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26 October 2021. Tuesday. Ely area capacity enhancement (EACE) programme - Network Rail live webchat. 10.00-16.00. More info: NR-EACE

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26 October 2021. Tuesday. HS2 Phase 2a: West Midlands to Crewe: one-to-one meetings - Colton. Venue: Colton Village Hall, Bellamour Way, Rugeley WS15 3LN. 13.00-19.15. More info: HS2.

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26 October 2021. Tuesday. HS2 information event for SCSJV and BBVS conveyor installation at Old Oak and Park Royal. ONLINE. 18.00-19.30. More info: HS2.

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26 October 2021. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign monthly meeting. ONLINE. 18.30. More info: LMRC

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27 October 2021. Wednesday. HS2 Phase 2a: West Midlands to Crewe: one-to-one meetings - Whitmore. Venue: Whitmore Village Hall, Coneygreave Lane, Whitmore, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 5HX. 13.00-19.15. More info: HS2.

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27 October 2021. Wednesday. Ely area capacity enhancement (EACE) programme - Network Rail live webchat. 14.00-20.00. More info: NR-EACE

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28/29 October 2021. Thursday/Friday. Making COP26 matter: engineering a net-zero future. ONLINE. 09.00-16.30/09.30-16.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers conference: IMechE

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28 October 2021. Thursday. Ely area capacity enhancement (EACE) programme - Network Rail live webchat. 10.00-16.00. More info: NR-EACE
RAIL magazine
28 October 2021. Thursday. The Williams Shapps Plan for Rail: Empowering rail's people. ONLINE.

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28 October 2021. Thursday. Focus on Glasgow COP26 - 21st Century climate change – a Scottish perspective. ONLINE. 18.15-19.15. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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29 October 2021. Friday. Ely area capacity enhancement (EACE) programme - Network Rail live webchat. 10.00-16.00. More info: NR-EACE

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30 October 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE 10.30. More info: Rf-L&SE-H&B

UN COP26 Glasgow 2021
31 October-12 November 2021. Sunday-Friday. United Nations Climate Change conference. POSTPONED from NOVEMBER 2020. Venue: SEC Centre, Exhibition Way, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8YW. More info: UN-COP26. (COP26 stands for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - a treaty agreed in 1994.)

November


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1 November 2021. Monday. Network Rail drop-in information event for North Shropshire residents about Mill Street bridge replacement. Venue: Wem Town Hall, 28-32 High St, Wem, Shrewsbury SY4 5DG. 16.00-19.00. More info: NR-Wem

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3 November 2021. Wednesday. High Performing Flexible Railway Systems for the Future. ONLINE. 09.00-13.00. More about this second live session of Institution of Railway Signal Engineers 2-part webinar: IRSE and IMechE and PWI

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3 November 2021. Wednesday. Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet Connectivity Study – How Should we Invest in Transport to Deliver the Government’s Vision for this part of the Thames Estuary? ONLINE. 17.00-18.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

Fourth Friday Club Modern Railways
4 November 2021. Thursday. Rail in the Midlands. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM OCTOBER 2020, POSTPONED AGAIN FROM FEBRUARY, POSTPONED YET AGAIN FROM APRIL. Venue: Midland Hotel, Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SL. 09.00 for 09.30 start, to 15.20. More info: FFC-RitM

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4 November 2021. Thursday. Modern Railways Rail Vehicles & Enhancements Show 2020. POSTPONED from NOVEMBER 2020. Venue: Derby Arena, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JB. More info: MR-RVE

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4 November 2021. Thursday. Welsh Transport Forum 2021. POSTPONED FROM MARCH. More about this event: PE-WTF

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4 November 2021. Thursday. Rail Passenger Service Contracts Day. More info: RailPPSC

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4 November 2021. Thursday. Future Plans at Gatwick Airport – an Overview for Civil Engineers. ONLINE. 17.00-18.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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4 November 2021. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. ONLINE. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

Railway Industry Association
4-5 November 2021. Thursday-Friday. Railway Industry Association annual conference in London: Build Back Better. Build Back Greener. Build Back Rail. RIA conference

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6 November 2021. Saturday. Railfuture East Midlands branch meeting. Venue: East Midlands Parkway station. 14.30-17.00. More info: Rf-EM

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8 November 2021. Monday. Class 69 - from the ashes a Phoenix arises. 17.00-19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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9 November 2021. Tuesday. 9th Annual (2021) Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement for Infrastructure. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.20 / 17.20 close. Venue: Burges Salmon LLP, 6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BF. More about this hybrid Waterfront conference: WF

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9 November 2021. Tuesday. Crossrail Trains – Test and Service Experience. 18.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers online technical lecture: IMechE

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10 November 2021. Wednesday. Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR). Venue: The Waterfall, Railway Terrace, Derby DE1 2RU. 18.00-20.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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10 November 2021. Wednesday. Decarbonising Diesel – Class 170 Eminox Project. 18.30-20.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers online technical lecture: IMechE

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10 November 2021. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. ONLINE? 19.00. More info: Eastern

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11 November 2021. Thursday. Innovative Network Rail FLOW Footbridge. ONLINE. 13.00-14.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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11 November 2021. Thursday. Scotland's Climate Debate - Celebrating COP26. Venue: RC667, The Royal College Building, University of Strathclyde, 204 George Street, Glasgow G1 1XW. 17.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering & Technology seminar: IET

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12 November 2021. Friday. Rail recovery - how to realise the potential. 11.00-12.30. Provisional date/time/place for next national webinar.
RAIL magazine
17 November 2021. Wednesday. The Williams Shapps Plan for Rail: Accelerating innovation and modernisation. ONLINE.

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17 November 2021. Wednesday. HS2 Phase 2a: West Midlands to Crewe: Virtual one-to-one meetings. ONLINE. 10.00-18.00. More info: HS2

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17 November 2021. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line OGM. Venue: The White Swan at Barton interchange. Members and their invited guests only, please. (Optional food available from 18.00.) 20.00. More info: FoBL

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18 November 2021. Friday. Rail Infrastructure Networking. Venue: York Racecourse, YO23 1EX. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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20 November 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. ONLINE? 14.00. More info: Kent

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22 November 2021. Monday. Provisional date for start of Public Inquiry process for Network Rail's application for an Order under the Transport & Works Act for the new Cambridge South station.

Fourth Friday Club Modern Railways
26 November 2021. Friday. Golden Spanner Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, Holborn, London WC2B 5DA. 09.00 for 09.30 start, to 16.30. More info: FFC-GSA

Fen Line Users Association
27 November 2021. Saturday. Fen Line Users Association hybrid AGM. Venue: Waterbeach Baptist Chapel, Baptist Church, Chapel Street, Waterbeach, Cambridge CB25 9HR. 14:00 to 17:00. More info: FLUA

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27/28 November 2021. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture stall at annual rail exhibition. Venue: NEC, Birmingham. EVENT CANCELLED. More info: Rf-NEC

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30 November 2021. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign monthly meeting. ONLINE. 18.30. More info: LMRC

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30 November 2021. Tuesday. Railway Study Forum Annual Dinner. Venue: The Kia Oval, the Ashes Suite, Kennington Oval, London, SE11 5SS. 18.00-23.45. More info: RSF-CILT

December


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2 December 2021. Thursday. 3rd Annual Environmental Impact Assessment for Infrastructure Projects Masterclass: Practical guidance and policy requirements to successfully conduct environmental impact assessment. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.00 / 17.00 close. More about this virtual Waterfront conference: WF

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2 December 2021. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division social meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway
RAIL magazine
3 December 2021. Friday. The Williams Shapps Plan for Rail: Great British Railways and the 30-year strategy. ONLINE.

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7 December 2021. Tuesday. 7th Annual (2021) Rail Industry Forum. 08.30 for 09.30 start, to 16.55 / 17.55 close. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. More about this hybrid Waterfront conference: WF and YRP

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8 December 2021. Wednesday. Bullying vs banter. ONLINE. 12.30-13.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

Community Rail Network
9 December 2021. Thursday. Community Rail Awards 2021. Venue: Guildhall, Southampton, or online. More about this Community Rail Network event: CRN

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15 December 2021. Thursday. HS2 Phase 2a: West Midlands to Crewe: Virtual one-to-one meetings. ONLINE. 10.00-19.00. More info: HS2

January


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6 January 2022. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. ONLINE. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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Date tbc. 6th Annual (2021) Transport-led Development in the North of England: Delivering transport projects that fuel sustainable economic growth and development. Venue: Leeds. More about this Waterfront conference: WF

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12 January 2022. Wednesday. The Helston Railway. ONLINE. 17.00-18.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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12 January 2022. Wednesday. The Maidenhead Canopy & Cholsey & Wallingford Railway. ONLINE. 19.30-20.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

Fourth Friday Club Modern Railways
21 January 2022. Friday. Golden Whistle Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM MARCH AND MAY 2021. Venue: Marriott Grosvenor Square, Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6JP. 08.00 for 09.00 start, to 15:00. More info: 4FC-GWA

February


International Railway Summit
15-17 February 2022. Tuesday-Thursday. 11th International Railway Summit. Venue: Berlin. More info: IRS

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26 February 2022. Saturday. Railfuture East Anglia AGM, non-members welcome. Venue: Bury St. Edmunds. 14.00. More info: Rf-EA

March


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3 March 2022. Thursday. Rail: North of the Border. POSTPONED FROM SEPTEMBER. Venue: Glasgow. More about this event: PE-RNoB

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19/20 March 2022. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch stall at annual London Rail Festival. Venue: Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY. More info: LFRM and Rf-LSE

Institution of Railway Signal Engineers
29 March 2022. Tuesday. How to successfully manage a 21st high speed railway network. Venue: Beijing and ONLINE. 12.00-14.00. More about this Institution of Railway Signal Engineers Presidential lecture No.7: IRSE

April


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2 April 2022. Saturday. Railfuture East Midlands Branch AGM followed by open meeting. Venue: Midland Hotel, Derby. AGM, for members of East Midlands Branch only: 12.30-13.15; Open Meeting with guest speaker: 14.00 - members of other Branches, members' guests and prospective members all welcome.

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16 April 2022. Saturday. Closing date for nominations for Rail User Group Awards, to be presented on Saturday 16 July at national AGM. More info: Rail User Group Awards

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21 April 2022. Thursday. Electrification: delivering the business case. POSTPONED FROM JULY 2021. Venue: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY. 08.00 for 09.00 start, to 16.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution Scotland technical seminar: PWI

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17 June 2022. Friday. Friends of the Far North Line AGM and conference. Venue: Dingwall. More info: FoFNL

July


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16 July 2022. Saturday. Railfuture Ltd national AGM, including presentation of Rail User Group Awards. Venue: by Bristol Parkway station.

Railfuture now holds one national conference each year, normally in the autumn (in addition to its national AGM for members). The conference is competitively priced, to be within rail users' price range, and is open to everyone. Railfuture members are usually offered a chance to attend conferences at a discounted rate if booked early; for non-members there's often a discounted 'book and join' package.
Details of other internal Railfuture meetings, open only to elected/selected members, including the annual Branches & Groups Day held each autumn, are here: Rf-internal.