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October


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From 24 May 2019, until 2020. Untangling the tracks. Thameslink Programme exhibition. Venue: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB. More info: Network Rail and LTM.

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19 October-3 November 2019. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools half-term holiday period, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 181 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and Events.
See also: Scenic Rail Britain and Tour Britain by rail and top 5 rail trips this summer and car-free journeys to great places and overnight stays with a difference!

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21 October 2019. Monday. The Future of Transport Debate - Rail vs. Road. Venue: WSP, 70 Chancery Lane, London, WC2A 1AF. 18.00. More about this free Young Rail Professionals, London & South East, talk: YRP

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21 October 2019. Monday. Campaign for Better Transport London group. Non-members welcome. Venue: 75 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 6EL. 18.00-20.00. More info: CfBT-London-1 and CfBT-London-2

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21 October 2019. Monday. Avocet Line RUG AGM. Venue: Globe Hotel, 34 Fore Street, Topsham, Devon, EX3 0HR. 19.30. More info: ALRUG

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22 October 2019. Tuesday. Transport for the South East open drop-in event for draft Transport Strategy consultation. Venue: Canterbury Christ Church University, Augustine House, Terrace Room (3rd Floor), Rhodaus Town, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 2YA. 16.30-18.00. More info: TfSE

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22 October 2019. Tuesday. HS2. Guest speaker: Paul Sellar, Commercial Director, Infrastructure Directorate, HS2. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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22 October 2019. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users' Group meeting. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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23 October 2019. Wednesday. Network Rail public information drop-in event for residents in the Blackthorn and Piddington area of Oxfordshire about embankment stabilisation works. Venue: Piddington Village Hall, Lugershall Road, Piddington, Bicester, OX25 1PU. 14.00-18.30. More info: Chiltern.

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23 October 2019. Wednesday. Transport for the South East open drop-in event for draft Transport Strategy consultation. Venue: Jury's Inn, Suite 1, (near train station), 101 Stroudley Road, Brighton BN1 4DJ. 16.30-18.00. More info: TfSE

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23 October 2019. Wednesday. The UK rolling stock market - an owner’s perspective. Speaker: Tim Burleigh, Head of External Relations, Eversholt Rail Limited. Venue: West Midlands Combined Authority, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. 17.15 for 17.30 start, to 18.45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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23 October 2019. Wednesday. Smeaton and Watt: unleashing the power that changed the world. Venue: James Clerk Maxwell Foundation, 14 India Street, Edinburgh EH3 6EZ. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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24 October 2019. Thursday. TeenTech Cities: East Midlands Festival Day. More info: TT-EM

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24 October 2019. Thursday. 8th Annual (2019) Successfully Planning for Infrastructure in Wales. Venue: Radisson Blu Hotel, Meridian Gate, Bute Terrace, Cardiff CF10 2FL. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.00. More info: WF

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24 October 2019. Thursday. Community Energy: will it play a significant part of the future of our energy system? 12.00-13.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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24 October 2019. Thursday. Accessibility and the Railway. Venue: The Queens, City Square, Leeds, LS1 1PJ. 12.15 for 13.10 start, to 16.00. More about this Women in Rail Yorkshire event: WiR

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24 October 2019. Thursday. Transport for the South East open drop-in event for draft Transport Strategy consultation. Venue: Central Hall, St. Mary Street, Southampton SO14 1NF. 16.30-18.00. More info: TfSE

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24 October 2019. Thursday. Trains for the Future. Guest speaker: Dave Horton, Vivarail. Venue: The Quadrant:MK, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1EN. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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29-30 October 2019. Tuesday-Wednesday. Delivering a sustainable railway. Young engineers and apprentices railway seminar. Venue: National College for High Speed Rail, Birmingham. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers conference: IMechE and YRP

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29 October 2019. Tuesday. Highland Spring Rail Project. Venue: Highland Spring Group, Stirling Street, Blackford, Perthshire, PH4 1QA. 13.45 for 14.00 start, to 16.00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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29 October 2019. Tuesday. Transporting our future generations. Venue: St. George Road, Abergele, Clwyd, LL22 9AS. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.30. More about this free Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation event: CIHT

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29 October 2019. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action committee. Venue: Levenmouth Academy, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC (or old website)

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29 October 2019. Tuesday. HYPED, HYPERLOOP II. (The Flying Podsman). Venue: Lecture Theatre 1, Cockcroft Building, University of Brighton, Lewes Road, Brighton BN2 4GJ. 18.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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1 November 2019. Friday. Rail in the Midlands. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland, Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SQ. 10.00-16.00. More info: 4FC-RWW

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1 November 2019. Friday. Crossrail: The Ten Most Interesting Things You Didn't Know About London's Newest Railway. Venue: Croydon & District Masonic Halls, 73 Oakfield Road, West Croydon CR0 2UX. 12.00-16.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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1 November 2019. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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4 November 2019. Monday. Improving new train introduction: challenges and lessons learned. Venue: IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ. 09.00 for 09.30 start, to 17.15. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers seminar: IMechE

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4 November 2019. Monday. Leading and Developing Successful Teams. Venue: online. 10.30-11.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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4 November 2019. Monday. All Change and Mind the Gap. Rail Division Chairs's Address. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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4 November 2019. Monday. Bedford Commuters Association AGM. Presentations by Tom Moran, managing director of Thameslink and Great Northern, Julian Edwards, managing director of East Midlands Railway, and a Network Rail representative. Venue: RAFA Club, 93 Asburnham Road, Bedford MK40 1EA. 19.30. More info: BCA

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5 November 2019. Tuesday. What is Project 13? Venue: Elliot Suite, Chamber Space, Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WD. 08.30-10.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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5 November 2019. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome. More info: RVR

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5 November 2019. Tuesday. Cotswold Line Task Force. Railfuture Thames Valley joint event with Chipping Norton Railway Club. Speaker: Ian Baxter, Strategy Director of SLC Rail. Venue: Town Hall, Market Place, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5NA. 19.30-22.00. More info: Rf-TV

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6 November 2019. Wednesday. Class 444/450 15 years on. Venue: University of Southampton, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ. 17.45 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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6 November 2019. Wednesday. Mobility as a Service. Community of European Railways event. Venue: Thon Hotel EU, Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels. 18.30. More info: CER

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7 November 2019. Thursday. Transport Planning and the Climate Emergency. Transport Planning Camp 2019. Venue: etc.venues Manchester, 11 Portland Street, Manchester M1 3HU 09.00-17.00. More info: TPS

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7-8 November 2019. Thursday-Friday. RIA Annual Conference 2019. Venue: Hilton London Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, London SE1 0UG. 10.00-18.00/09.00-14.00. More info: RIA

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7 November 2019. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. Guest speaker from Network Rail on Gatwick Airport station upgrade. Venue: Hassocks. 18.00-20.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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7 November 2019. Thursday. Obsolescence – A Journey Through Railway Time. Venue: University of Central Lancashire (GBLT), Greenbank Building, Victoria Street, Preston PR1 2HE. 18.00-20.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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7 November 2019. Thursday. HS2 in 2019. Venue: Methodist Church, Silver Street, Stony Stratford MK11 1BE. 19.30. Both Society members and non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Milton Keynes branch event: RCTS

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8 November 2019. Friday. TeenTech Cities: Innovations day. Venue: MIRA Institute of Technology, Nuneaton. 09.00-11.45 or 12.30–15.15. More info: TT-ID

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8 November 2019. Friday. The West Midlands Rail Programme – New Stations to connect people and places. Venue: Atkins, The Axis, 10 Holliday Street, Birmingham, B1 1TF. 08.00 for 08.30 start, to 09.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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9 November 2019. Saturday. Cumbrian coast Rail Users' Group meeting. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.05. More info: CRUG

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11 November 2019. Monday. New technology does not mean that we can stop investing in new transport infrastructure. Guest speaker: Michele Dix, Managing Director, Crossrail 2, Transport for London. Venue: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 1QH. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport lecture: CILT

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11 November 2019. Monday. Association of Railway Executives with Declan Collier, Chair of the Board of the Office of Rail and Road. Venue: Bloomsbury Hotel, 16 - 22 Great Russell Street, London, WC1B 3NN. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.30. More info: CILT-ARE

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11 November 2019. Monday. Skipton & East Lancs Rail Action Partnership open meeting. Venue: Herriots Hotel, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 1RT. 19.00. More info: SELRAP

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11 November 2019. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group meeting. Venue: c/o Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex TN39 3LW (nearest station Collington). 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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12 November 2019. Tuesday. National Rail Conference. Venue: 30 Euston Square, London NW1 2FB. 09.00 for 09.30 start, to 16.45. More info: NRC

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12 November 2019. Tuesday. Sheffield Tram / Train – Service Experience. Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Room T0.03 John Dalton Building, Oxford Road (entrance on Chester Street), Manchester M1 5GD. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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12 November 2019. Tuesday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers' Association meeting. Venue: Newtown Council Chambers, The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BB. 19.00. More info: SARPA

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13 November 2019. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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14 November 2019. Thursday. Maximising growth and development opportunities created by transport investment. 1st Annual (2019) Regeneration and Transport Growth in the Midlands 2019. Venue: Gowling WLG, Two Snow Hill, Birmingham B4 6WR. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.10. More info: WF and CILT and TPS

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14 November 2019. Thursday. The Future of Transport: Sustainability and Innovation. Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation Young Professionals Conference 2019. Venue: Science and Industry Museum, Liverpool Road, Manchester M3 4FP. 09.00-17.00. More info: CIHT

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14 November 2019. Thursday. The Waverley Route. Guest speaker: Dennis Lovett. Venue: St Luke's Church, Mayors Walk, Peterborough PE3 6EZ. 19.00. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Peterborough branch event: RCTS

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15 November 2019. Friday. Introduction to management. Venue: online. 13.30-14.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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16 November 2019. Saturday. Help change regional transport policy. Transport Action Network workshop on draft Transport Strategy from Transport for the South East, out to consultation until 10 January. Venue: Hilton London Gatwick Airport, Eastway, Horley, West Sussex, RH6 0LL. 12.30-16.40. More info: TAN and book here.

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16 November 2019. Saturday. Huddersfield, Penistone and Sheffield Rail Users Association AGM. Venue: Stocksmoor Village Hall, Station Road, Stocksmoor, Huddersfield HD4 6XN. 11.00.

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16 November 2019. Saturday. Railfuture Severnside informal open meeting. Venue: Stonehouse Community Centre, Laburnum Walk, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 2NS. 14.00. More info: Rf-S

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16 November 2019. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. 14.00. More info: Kent

16 November 2019. Saturday. Fen Line Users Association AGM. Venue: Discover Downham Heritage Centre, 28-30 Priory Road, Downham Market, Norfolk, PE38 9JU. 14.00. More info: FLUA

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18 November 2019. Monday. Class 88 bi-mode locomotive. Guest speaker: Andy Grundy, Head of Fleet Management and Stores, Direct Rail Services. Venue: London Underground Head Office, 55 Broadway, St. James's Park, London SW1H 0BD. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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18 November 2019. Monday. Railway Safety. Guest speaker: David Maidment OBE. Venue: Town Crier PH, City Road, Chester CH1 3AE. 19.30. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings; a donation of £3 is requested. More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society's Merseyside, Chester & North Wales branch event: RCTS

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18 November 2019. Monday. Campaign for Better Transport West and North Yorkshire Rail Group. NOTE change of venue: Editor's Draft, 88 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4LT. 19.30. More info: CfBT

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19 November 2019. Tuesday. Transport : the gift to newshounds that keeps on giving. Guest speaker: Alastair Dalton, transport correspondent of The Scotsman. Venue: Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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19-21 November 2019. Tuesday-Thursday. Automatic train operation (ATO) and digital railway. Intelligent Rail Summit 2019. Venue: Paris. More info: IRS2019

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Transport Planning Day. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 15.00-21.00. More about this Transport Planning Society event: TPS and TPD and ICE

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Wales National Transport Conference 2019. Venue: Novotel Cardiff, Schooner Way, Cardiff CF10 4RT. 09.00-16.00. More about free Institution of Civil Engineers conference: ICE and CILT

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Communicating for success. Venue: iQ Building, 15 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen AB11 6EQ. 17.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology Lifeskills workshop: IET

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line AGM followed by OGM; non-members welcome. Venue: The Sloop Inn, 81 Waterside Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5BA. 18.00 for 20.00. More info: FoBL

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21 November 2019. Thursday. Successfully completing procurement and introducing new fleet into operation. 4th Annual (2019) Rolling Stock Procurement Forum. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.25. More info: WF and YRP

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21 November 2019. Thursday. 2nd annual conference of UK Rail Research & Innovation Network. Venue: Birmingham. 09.00-19.00. More info: UKRRIN

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21 November 2019. Thursday. Exhibition event. Venue: Chester. 10.00-13.00. More info: Millian

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21 November 2019. Thursday. All Change and Mind the Gap. Rail Division Chairs's Address. Venue: Glasgow. 17.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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21 November 2019. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station meeting. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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22 November 2019. Friday. Golden Spanner Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: The Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-GSA

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23-24 November 2019. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture stall at annual Warley National Rail Show. Venue: Stand B29, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham International. 09.15/09.45-18.00/17.00. More info: WarleyMRC

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23 November 2019. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. More info: Rf-L&SE-H&B

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25 November 2019. Monday. Rail Freight Group. Guest speaker: Maggie Simpson, Director General, RFG. Venue: Cox Green Community Centre, Highfield Lane, Cox Green, Maidenhead SL6 3AX. 19.30. Non-members are very welcome. More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society Windsor & Maidenhead branch event: RCTS

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26 November 2019. Tuesday. North of England Transport Summit 2019. Venue: etc Venues, Minshull Street, Manchester, M1 3HU. More info: TT

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26 November 2019. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action committee. Venue: Levenmouth Academy, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC (or old website)

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26 November 2019. Tuesday. Network Rail. Guest speaker: Andrew Haines OBE, Chief Executive. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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26 November 2019. Tuesday. Gedling Station Restoration Project. Guest speaker: Brian Howes, Friends of Gedling Station. Venue: The New Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ. 19.30. Non-members are very welcome. More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society East Midlands branch event: RCTS and GStn

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27 November 2019. Wednesday. Women on the Railway. Guest speaker: Dr. Becky Peacock. Venue: Council Meeting Room 2, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RQ. 19.30. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Chichester branch event: RCTS

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28 November 2019. Thursday. Northern Economic Summit. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30 for 9.30 start, to 17.00. More info: NES

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28 November 2019. Thursday. UK Electricity System: Resilience and Security of Supply. Venue: IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers seminar: IMechE

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29 November 2019. Friday. Campaign for Better Transport London group. Non-members welcome. Venue: 75 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 6EL. 18.00-20.00. More info: CfBT-London-1 and CfBT-London-2

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1 December 2019. Sunday. Railfuture Thames Valley branch stall at annual Oxford Green Fair. Venue: Oxford Town Hall, St. Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX. 10.00-16.00. More info: Rf-TV

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3 December 2019. Tuesday. Railfuture East Midlands branch: a pre-Christmas railway conversation; all welcome. Venue: The CanalHouse, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH. 12.00. More info: Rf-EM

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3 December 2019. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome. More info: RVR

3-5 December 2019. Tuesday-Thursday. World Rail Festival in Amsterdam. WRF

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4 December 2019. Wednesday. Influencing and Persuading with Impact. Venue: London WC1. 09.00-17.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology course: IET

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5 December 2019. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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5 December 2019. Thursday. Driver and pilot alertness: Rail Road and Air safety. Understanding human performance and the importance of automation. Venue: IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers seminar: IMechE

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6 December 2019. Friday. The future for the Northern Powerhouse - infrastructure, economic growth and the refreshed Northern Powerhouse strategy. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WSPF

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6 December 2019. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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7 December 2019. Saturday. Felixstowe Travel Watch public transport information day at East of England Co-op, Great Eastern Square, Felixstowe IP11 7DT. 09.00-12.30. More info: FTW

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7 December 2019. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers' Association meeting. Venue: Royal Naval Club, 3 Market Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 1DL. 11.45. More info: SARPA

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7 December 2019. Saturday. Railfuture East Anglia branch open meeting with guest speaker. Venue: Little St Mary’s Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QG. 14.00. More info: Rf-EA

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9 December 2019. Monday. Dreaming Big: Transportation Infrastructure and Interdisciplinary Interfaces on Complex Mega-Projects. Venue: Cambridge University, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers Brunel lecture: ICE

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9 December 2019. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group annual Christmas social. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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10 December 2019. Tuesday. Completing Crossrail and priorities for moving forward Crossrail 2. Venue: central London. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Policy Forum for London seminar: PFfL

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10 December 2019. Tuesday. Dreaming Big: Transportation Infrastructure and Interdisciplinary Interfaces on Complex Mega-Projects. Venue: Cardiff University, School of Engineering, Trevithick Lecture Theatre (T2/09), The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA. 17.30-19.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers Brunel lecture: ICE

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10 December 2019. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users' Group meeting. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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11-12 December 2019. Wednesday-Thursday. Internal combustion engines and Powertrain Systems for future transport. Venue: Fazeley Studios, Birmingham. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers conference: IMechE

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11 December 2019. Wednesday. Hitachi Rail Factory Visit. Venue: Hitachi Rail Europe, Merchant Park, Millennium Way, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6UG. 15.30 for 16.00 start, to 18.30. More about this Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport visit: CILT

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12 December 2019. Thursday. Bringing hotel quality to overnight travel to Scotland. Venue: Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby DE24 8UX. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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13 December 2019. Friday. Starting out in Coaching. Venue: online. 10.30-11.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology webinar: IET

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14 December 2019. Saturday. Cumbrian coast Rail Users' Group meeting. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.05. More info: CRUG

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16 December 2019. Monday. Managing Change. Venue: online. 10.30-11.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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17 December 2019. Tuesday. An evening with Gordon Pettitt OBE. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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18 December 2019. Wednesday. Glasgow Queen Street Renovation. Venue: WSP Offices, 7th Floor, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3BX. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow section, talk: PWI

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19 December 2019. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station meeting. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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21 December 2019-5 January 2020. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools Christmas/New Year holiday period, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 181 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways 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!

January


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7 January 2020. Tuesday. The Role of Future Mobility in the Transport for the South East Strategy. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18:30 for 19:00 start, to 20:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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8 January 2020. Wednesday. Applying Common Safety Methods to Railway Projects. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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11 January 2020. Saturday. Railfuture East Midlands branch: open meeting; all welcome. Venue: tbc. 14.00-16.30. More info: Rf-EM

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15 January 2020. Wednesday. Delivering transport oriented and transformative development to successfully increase connectivity and create new housing areas. 5th Annual (2020) Transport-Led Development in London and the South East. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.10. More info: WF

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20 January 2020. Monday. New Trains for Docklands. Venue: tbc. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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21 January 2020. Tuesday. Spa Valley Railway. Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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21 January 2020. Tuesday. National Railway Museum. Guest speaker: Andrew MacLean, Deputy Director and Head Curator. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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23 January 2020. Thursday. Coventry Light Tram System. Venue: Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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24 January 2020. Friday. Golden Whistles Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: The Marriott Grosvenor Square in Duke Street, London W1K 6JP. More info: FFC-GWA

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25-26 January 2020. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch stall at annual Erith Model Railway Society exhibition. Venue: The Longfield Academy, Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH. 10.00-17.00/16.00. More info: Rf-L&SE and EMRS

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28 January 2020. Tuesday. Discovering new opportunities, pipelines, priorities and private investment structures. 3rd Annual (2020) Securing Investment in the Rail Sector. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.40. More info: [|WF]

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4 February 2020. Tuesday. Signal Sighting - Dark Art to Scientific Speciality. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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18 February 2020. Tuesday. Open Access Rail Operations. Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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18 February 2020. Tuesday. European Railway Award. ERA

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19-21 February 2020. Wednesday-Friday. Breaking down barriers through digital transformation. 9th International Railway Summit. Venue: Warsaw, Poland. More info: IRS and IRS-9

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25 February 2020. Tuesday. Vivarail. Guest speaker: Adrian Shooter, Chief Executive Officer. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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25-26 February 2020. Tuesday-Wednesday. Middle East Rail. Dubai International Conference Centre. MER

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9 March 2020. Monday. Viva Rail D-Train. Guest speaker: Adrian Shooter, Chief Executive at Viva Rail. Venue: London Underground Head Office, 55 Broadway, St. James's Park, London SW1H 0BD. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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11 March 2020. Wednesday. Delivering ETCS: deploying Digital Signalling technologies in the UK. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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12 March 2020. Thursday. Hybrid diesel and battery-powered trains. Venue: Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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17 March 2020. Tuesday. The Light Rail Safety and Standards Board. Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport lecture: CILT

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24 March 2020. Tuesday. Class 442 Re-engineering. Guest speaker: Neil Drury, Engineering Director, South Western Railway. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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25 March 2020. Thursday. An evening with the Chairman of Network Rail – Sir Peter Hendy CBE. Venue: The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 20.00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

31 March-2 April 2020. Tuesday-Thursday. Rail Live! Madrid.

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6 April 2020. Monday. Rail Operations Group of companies. Venue: Sheffield Scouts HQ, Trippett Lane, Sheffield S1 4EL. 19.00 for 19.30 start. A donation of £3.00 non-members is requested. More about this Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, Sheffield branch, event: RCTS

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7 April 2020. Tuesday. Brighton Main Line Enhancement Proposals. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18:30 for 19:00 start, to 20:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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8 April 2020. Wednesday. Vivarail: designing and building emission-free trains for the UK. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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18 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Scotland meeting on board MV Maid of the Loch in Balloch. 14.00. Email secretary@railfuturescotland.org.uk

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18 April 2020. Saturday. Behind the scenes at the National Railway Museum. Venue: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. 14.30-16.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers social event: IMechE

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20 April 2020. Monday. Platform-train interface. Venue: London Underground Head Office, 55 Broadway, St. James's Park, London SW1H 0BD. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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20 April 2020. Monday. High Speed 1. Venue: Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8LB. 19.30. A donation of £2.50 non-members is requested. More about this Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, South Essex branch, event: RCTS

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23 April 2020. Midlands Connect – an update on the Business Cases for the Midlands Rail Hub and the Thames Valley – Airport – Midlands (TVAM) Corridor. Venue: Centro House, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. 17:15 for 17:30 start, to 18:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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28 April 2020. Tuesday. Guest speaker: Dick Fearn, Member - Williams Rail Review, and ex-CEO Irish Railways. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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30 April 2020. Thursday East West Rail. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 14.00. More about this Railway Civil Engineers Association technical seminar: RCEA

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6 May 2020. Wednesday. Investigating the Sandilands tram accident. Venue: Room PL001, Department of Electronics & Physics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD. 16.30 for 18.00 start, to 20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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18 May 2020. Monday. Two London Railways - Thameslink and Crossrail. Guest speaker: Chris Green. Venue: Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8LB. 19.30. A donation of £2.50 non-members is requested. More about this Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, South Essex branch, event: RCTS

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2 June 2020. Tuesday. The Helston Railway 1882 - 2020. Guest speaker: Chris Heaps. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18:30 for 19:00 start, to 20:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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27 June 2020. Saturday. Railfuture national AGM. Venue: Birmingham.

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.

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