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Events

The list below includes free or low-price events for volunteers such as Railfuture members, as well as expensive conferences organised by professionals. Inclusion in the list does not imply that Railfuture endorses the event.

More details about Railfuture's own conferences are here: Railfuture conferences
Information on official consultations, franchising dates, service alterations for railway improvement projects, is here: Rail dates

2018


June


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22 June 2018. Friday. Close of consultation on Western Rail Access to Heathrow.

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22 June 2018. Friday. Women in Engineering: Creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Venue: IET Birmingham: Austin Court, 80 Cambridge St, Birmingham B1 2NP. 08.30-18.30. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology conference: IET

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22 June 2018. Friday. Railway Industry Innovation Awards. Venue: Paddington Hilton, 146 Praed Street, London W2 1EE. 12.00-16.00. More info: 4FC-RIIA

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22 June 2018. Friday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Trowell Parish Hall, Stapleford Road, Nottingham, NG9 3QA. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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23 June 2018. Saturday. Explore Engineering: Celebrating the achievements of Nottingham’s engineers by bike. Venue: Sir Colin Campbell Building over bridge, University of Nottingham Innovation Park, Triumph Road, Nottingham NG7 2TU. 09.00-20.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers social event: ICE

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23 June 2018. Saturday. Behind the scenes tour of the Menai Suspension Bridge. Venue: The Thomas Telford Centre, Mona Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, LL59 5EA. 09.30-16.30. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers event: ICE

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23 June 2018. Saturday. Railfuture annual national summer conference at Hallmark Hotel, Court Square, Carlisle CA1 1QY. 10.00 for 10.45 start, to 17.00. More info: conferences

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23 June 2018. Saturday. Explore Engineering: Engineering for the future. Venue: Cathedral Square, Peterborough PE1 1XH. 10.00-15.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers social event: ICE

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23 June 2018. Saturday. The Stephensons & other engineers, a Newcastle City walk. Venue: Cardinal Hume Monument, Neville Street, Newcastle, NE1 5DH. 10.30-12.00. More info: ICE

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23 June 2018. Saturday. Explore Engineering: Worcester Riverside Engineering Trail walks. Venue: Riverside Walk by the café, Grand Stand Road, Worcester WR1 3EJ. 11.00-12.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers social event: ICE

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23 June 2018. Saturday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Bainbridge Hall, Carr Vale Road, Bolsover, Chesterfield S44 6JD. 12.00-17.00. More info: HS2

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23 June 2018. Saturday. Explore Engineering: Kelvin Bridges guided walk. Venue: Glasgow Botanic Gardens, 730 Great Western Road, Glasgow G12 0UE. 14.00-16.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers social event: ICE

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23 June 2018. Saturday. 12th Brunel International lecture: Dreaming Big - Transportation Infrastructure and Interdisciplinary/Systems Interfaces on Complex Mega-Projects. Venue: The North of England Institute of Mining and Mechanical Engineers, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. 17.45 to 19.30. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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24 June 2018. Sunday. Britannia Bridge Cathedral abutment. Venue: The Thomas Telford Centre, Mona Road, Menai Bridge, Anglesey, LL59 5EA. 10.00-16.30. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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24 June 2018. Sunday. A walk along the River Wensum in Norwich, looking at the city’s historic bridges. Venue: Norwich Station, Station Approach, Norwich NR1 1EF. 10.45-12.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers social event: ICE

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24 June 2018. Sunday. The Stephensons & other engineers, a Newcastle City walk. Venue: Cardinal Hume Monument, Neville Street, Newcastle, NE1 5DH. 14.00-15.30. More info: ICE

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25 June 2018. Monday. Northern Transport Summit 2018. Venue: The Hilton Manchester, Deansgate, Manchester. 08.30-16.30. More about this Place North West event: PNW and TPS

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25 June 2018. Monday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Sharley Park Leisure Centre, Market Street, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, S45 9LX. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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25 June 2018. Monday. Challenges and opportunities throughout Network Rail's devolution. Speaker: Sir Peter Hendy. Venue: London. 18.00-20.30. More about this Association of Railway Executives event: CILT

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25 June 2018. Monday. Brunel through a lens - civil engineering in photographs. Venue: Ashtorre Rock, Tamar Street, Waterside, Saltash PL12 4GT. 18.30-20.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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26 June 2018. Tuesday. 6th annual Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement for Infrastructure - Innovation in consultation and engagement: new techniques for designing and conducting successful consultations in 2018 and beyond. Venue: Burges Salmon, London. 08.45-17.15. More info: WF

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26 June 2018. Tuesday. Traffic Management Systems. Venue: IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. 08.30-17.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers event: IMechE

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26 June 2018. Tuesday. Café 200: Brunel through a lens - Royal Albert Bridge. Venue: The Museum of Somerset, Castle Green, Taunton TA1 4AA. 14.30-16.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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26 June 2018. Tuesday. Women in Engineering panel 2018. Venue: Cardiff School of Engineering, Trevithick Building Room T2.09, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA. 17.30 for 18.00 start. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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26 June 2018. Tuesday. Railway Quiz 2018. Venue: Doggett's Coat and Badge Pub, 1 Blackfriars Bridge, London, SE1 9UD. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 21.30. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology event: IET

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26 June 2018. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign Action Group meeting. All welcome. Levenmouth Campus, Fife College, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven KY8 1HL. 18.30-20.30. More info: LMRC

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26 June 2018. Tuesday. Café 200: Bridge works, Medway. Venue: Rochester Cathedral, The Nave, The Precinct, Rochester ME1 1SX. 18.30-20.30. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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27 June 2018. Wednesday. An Introduction To...Travel Planning. Venue: WSP, William Armstrong Drive, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7YQ. 13.00-14.00. More about this Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation talk: CIHT

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27 June 2018. Wednesday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: West Park Leisure Centre, Wilsthorpe Road, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4AA. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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28 June 2018. Thursday. Association of Community Rail Partnerships' Summer Seminar North.. Venue: Bar Convent, 7 Blossom St, York, YO24 1AQ. More info: ACoRP

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28 June 2018. Thursday. Young Rail Professionals at The Big Bang Fair East Midlands 2018. Venue: The Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 10.00-15.00. More info: BBFEM and YRP

28 June 2018. Thursday. West Yorkshire Combined Authority consultation event for proposed Elland station. Venue: Elland Southgate Methodist Church, HX5 0JL. 12.00-18.00. More info: Elland

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28 June 2018. Thursday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Holiday Inn Leeds - Garforth, Wakefield Road, Garforth, LS25 1LH. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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28 June 2018. Thursday. East- West Rail - Western Section: a project update. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 18.00-19.30. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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28 June 2018. Thursday. Ride2Stride Walking Festival. More info: foscl and r2s

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29-30 June 2018. Friday-Saturday. IMechE Railway Challenge - Schools' Day. Venue: Stapleford Miniature Railway, The Old Forge, Stapleford, Leicestershire, LE14 2SF. 09.00-17.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers event: IMechE

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29 June 2018. Friday. IMechE Railway Challenge - Schools' Day. Venue: Stapleford Miniature Railway, The Old Forge, Stapleford, Leicestershire, LE14 2SF. 09.00-17.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers event: IMechE

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29 June 2018. Friday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Rixton-with-Glazebrook Community Hall, Manchester Road, Hollins Green, Warrington, WA3 6JZ. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

29 June 2018. Friday. Bolton gala event. Talk and film show about Bolton’s railway past by author and historian Noel Coates at The Brooklyn Hotel, Green Lane, Bolton BL3 2EF. 18.30. laura.calvert at northernrailway.co.uk

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30 June 2018. Saturday. IMechE Railway Challenge - Schools' Day. Venue: Stapleford Miniature Railway, The Old Forge, Stapleford, Leicestershire, LE14 2SF. 09.00-17.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers event: IMechE

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30 June 2018. Saturday. IMechE Railway Challenge. Venue: Stapleford Miniature Railway, The Old Forge, Stapleford, Leicestershire, LE14 2SF. 09.00-17.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers event: IMechE

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30 June 2018. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. 11.00. More info: Herts and Beds

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30 June 2018. Saturday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Kirk Fenton Parochial Primary School, Main Street, Church Fenton, Tadcaster, LS24 9RF. 12.00-17.00. More info: HS2

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30 June 2018. Saturday. Railfuture Severnside branch meeting. Venue: Bethesda Baptist Church, Gloucester Road, Trowbridge BA14 0AAT, a few minutes' walk from the station. 14.00. More info: RfSevernside

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30 June 2018. Saturday. Bolton station community gala. To mark fiftieth anniversary of the end of steam. The event is being co-ordinated by a new organisation called Bolton Station Community Development Partnership, which includes Northern, which manages the station. More info: ACoRP

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30 June 2018. Saturday. Flying Scotsman steam loco passing through Kettering, Corby, Gretton, Harringworth Viaduct, Manton Junction, Oakham, Melton Mowbray and Syston Junction on The Yorkshireman special train organised by the Railway Touring Company from Ealing Broadway to York. More info: RTC

July


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2 July 2018. Monday. Association of Community Rail Partnerships Summer Seminar South.. Venue: Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP. More info: ACoRP

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2 July 2018. Monday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Culcheth Sports Centre, Charnock Road, Culcheth, Warrington, WA3 5SH. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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3 July 2018. Tuesday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Lowton Social Club, 214 Newton Road, Warrington, WA3 2AQ. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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3 July 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome to attend, but not allowed to vote. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2JN. 14.30. More info: RVR

4 July 2018. Wednesday. West Yorkshire Combined Authority consultation event for proposed Elland station. Venue: Brighouse Civic Centre, HD6 1RW. 12.00-18.00. More info: Elland

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4 July 2018. Wednesday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: The Oulton Institute, 5 Quarry Hill, Oulton Park, LS26 8SX. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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4 July 2018. Wednesday. Women in Rail South event: Networking Evening and Hampshire Regional Launch. Venue: Network Rail ROC, Greasley Road, Basingstoke RG21 4FS. 16.30-19.30. More info: WiR

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4 July 2018. Wednesday. London & South East monthly social. Venue: Penderel's Oak, 283-288 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HP. 19.00-21.00. More info: YRP

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5 July 2018. Thursday. Leading a deep alliance of track and train operation. Speaker: Alex Hynes, Managing Director ScotRail Alliance. Venue: York. 16.00-20.30. Booking required for this Association of Railway Executives/Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event. More info: CILT

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5 July 2018. Thursday. Women in Rail Yorkshire Summer Social event. Venue: The Mitre Inn (Knaresborough Station pub), 4 Station Road, Knaresborough HG5 9AA. 18.00-20.00. More info: WiR

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5 July 2018. Thursday. CfBT London Group. Venue: 75 Cowcross St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6EL. 18.00. More info: CfBT London and CfBT

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5 July 2018. Thursday. A Career With BR. Speaker: David Maidment OBE, former top Operating Officer. Venue: Methodist Church, Silver Street, Stony Stratford MK11 1BE. 19.30. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Milton Keynes branch event at which non-members are also welcome: RCTS

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6 July 2018. Friday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: The Post Mill Centre, Market Street, South Normanton, DE55 2EJ. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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6 July 2018. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail sub-group. Venue: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4PQ. 19.00-21.00. More info: PCS

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7 July 2018. Saturday. Railfuture Bridge the gap stall at Uckfield Festival's 'Big Day.' Venue: Luxford Field, Civic Approach, off High Street, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QX. 10.00-16.30. More info: UF-BD

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7 July 2018. Tuesday. Clifton Suspension Bridge ‘Hard Hat’ tour. Venue: Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bridge Road, Bristol BS8 3PA. 10.00-13.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers social: ICE

7 July 2018. Saturday. West Yorkshire Combined Authority consultation event for proposed Elland station. Venue: Elland Southgate Methodist Church, HX5 0JL. 10.00-14.00. More info: Elland

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7 July 2018. Saturday. Visit to Crossrail - Whitechapel. 10.00-13.00. Booking required for this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event. More info: CILT

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7 July 2018. Saturday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: MEA Central, Lytham Road, Manchester, M14 6PL. 12.00-17.00. More info: HS2

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7-8 July 2018. Saturday-Sunday. Acton Depot Open Weekend: Family Fun. Venue: 118-120 Gunnersbury Lane, London W3 9BQ. 11.00-17.00. More info: LTM

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9 July 2018. Monday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Best Western Altrincham Cresta Court Hotel, Church Steet, Altrincham, WA14 4DP. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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9 July 2018. Monday. Skipton & East Lancs Rail Action Partnership open meeting. Venue: Community Centre, New Road, Earby, Barnoldswick, Lancs BB18 6XA. 19.00. More info: SELRAP

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9 July 2018. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group meeting. Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, 34 Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW (nearest station Collington). 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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9-11 July 2018. Monday-Wednesday. Singapore International Transport Congress and Exhibition. Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Singapore. More info: SITCE

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10 July 2018. Tuesday. The future of rail services in the UK - investment, modernisation and devolution. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More info: WEETF

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10 July 2018. Tuesday. 1st annual UK Airport Infrastructure Development Forum - Successfully delivering new infrastructure, expansion, and improving connectivity at airports. Venue: Pinsent Masons, central London. More info: WF

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10 July 2018. Tuesday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Crewe Alexandra FC, Gresty Road, Crewe, CW2 6EB. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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11 July 2018. Wednesday. 4th annual UK Rail Station Development and Regeneration Conference. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, central London. More info: WF and YRP

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11 July 2018. Wednesday. Volunteering and social inclusion Association of Community Rail Partnerships workshop. Venue: Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP. 10.30-15.00. More info: ACoRP

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11 July 2018. Wednesday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Normanton Golf Club, Hatfield Hall, Aberford Road, Wakefield, WF3 4JP. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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11 July 2018. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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12 July 2018. Thursday. Developing the UK’s city region transport networks and next steps for the Transforming Cities Fund. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More info: WEETF

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12 July 2018. Thursday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Measham Leisure Centre, High Street, Measham, Swadlincote DE12 7HR. 14.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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12 July 2018. Thursday. Scotland quarterly social. Venue: 67 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 1LF. 18.00-21.00. More info: YRP

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13 July 2018. Friday. Mid-career Women’s Lean-in group. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 08.00-09.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers networking event: ICE

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14 July 2018. Saturday. HS2 community information drop-in event for Phase 2b route between the West Midlands and Leeds; and Crewe and Manchester. Venue: Crofton Academy, High Street, Crofton, Wakefield, WF4 1NF. 12.00-17.00. More info: HS2

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14 July 2018. Saturday. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.50. More info: CRUG

16 July 2018. Monday. West Yorkshire Combined Authority consultation event for proposed Elland station. Venue: Halifax Town Hall, HX1 1UJ. 12.00-18.00. More info: Elland

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16 July 2018. Monday. The Big Debate 2018: Will civil engineers exist in the next 200 years? Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 18.30-20.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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17 July 2018. Tuesday. ICE Smeaton Lecture 2018: The Breadth of Engineering: the impact of metros in the world's great cities. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 18.45 to 20.00. More info: ICE

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18 July 2018. Wednesday. Overcoming the Challenges of Poor Air Quality. 09.00-17.00. More about this PTRC/Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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18 July 2018. Wednesday. The Severn Beach Branch Project: A Train Operators' Perspective. Venue: Room 3.9, Network Rail's SN1 Offices, Station Road, Swindon, SN1 2DH. 12.30 for 12.45 start, to 14.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, West of England section meeting: PWI

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18 July 2018. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line AGM; 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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18 July 2018. Wednesday. How can Virtual and Augmented Reality be applied in the Rail Industry? Venue: Boardroom, SNC-Lavalin, Derby DE24 8JE. 18.00-20.00. More info: YRP

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19 July 2018. Thursday. Priorities for improving UK air quality. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More info: WEETF

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19 July 2018. Thursday. Railway Division Young Members' Summer Technical Forum. Venue: IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. 17.30-21.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers event: IMechE

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19 July 2018. Thursday. Ride2Stride Walking Festival. More info: foscl and r2s

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19 July 2018. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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19 July 2018. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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21 July-2 September 2018. Saturday to Sunday. During this schools summer holiday, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 173 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!

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22 July-7 October 2018. Sunday-Sunday. Derby station track and signalling enhancements. More info: Derby-1 and Derby-2.

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23 July 2018. Monday. Managing your career. 12.00-13.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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26 July 2018. Thursday. London & South East summer BBQ. Venue: Doggett's Coat and Badge, Roof Terrace, 1 Blackfriars Bridge, London SE1 9UD. 18.00. More info: YRP

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27 July 2018. Friday. Rail Trail 2018. 17.30 for 18.00 start. Venue: IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. More info: IMechE

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1 August 2018. Wednesday. London & South East monthly social. Venue: Penderel's Oak, 283-288 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HP. 19.00-21.00. More info: YRP

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3 August 2018. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail sub-group. Venue: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4PQ. 19.00-21.00. More info: PCS

4 August 2018. Saturday. 50th anniversary of last day of steam haulage on scheduled BR mainline public service. More info: Publicsteam50

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7 August 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome to attend, but not allowed to vote. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2JN. 14.30. More info: RVR

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7 August 2018. Tuesday. Meeting of Chesham & District Transport Users' Group. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

11 August 2018. Saturday. 50th anniversary of last day of steam haulage on BR mainline. More info: Railtoursteam50 and Steamrailways-BBC4 and The Railway.

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11 August 2018. Saturday. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.50. More info: CRUG

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13 August 2018. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group meeting. Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, 34 Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW (nearest station Collington). 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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16 August 2018. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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17 August 2018. Friday. Mid-career Women’s Lean-in group. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 08.00-09.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers networking event: ICE

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18 August 2018. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. 14.00. More info: Kent

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29 August 2018. Wednesday. Next steps for implementing the Glasgow City Region Deal. Venue: central Glasgow. 08.30-13.00. More info: SPC

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30 August 2018. Thursday. Ride2Stride Walking Festival. More info: foscl and r2s

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31 August 2018. Friday. Final date for 'early-bird' members-only discount bookings for Railfuture's annual national autumn conference, with presentation of annual Rail User Group Awards, in Reading on Saturday 10 November. More info: conferences.

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4 September 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome to attend, but not allowed to vote. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2JN. 14.30. More info: RVR

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6 September 2018. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: Pride Park, Derby. 09.30-12.30. More info:RIN

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6 September 2018. Thursday. Lunch and Learn: The Tamar Crossings. 13.00-14.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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6 September 2018. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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7 September 2018. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail sub-group. Venue: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4PQ. 19.00-21.00. More info: PCS

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8 September 2018. Saturday. Copeland Rail Users' Group. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.50. More info: CRUG

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10 September 2018. Monday. Skipton & East Lancs Rail Action Partnership open meeting. Venue: Crown Hotel, 94 Albert Road, Colne, Lancs BB8 0QD. 19.00. More info: SELRAP

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10 September 2018. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group meeting. Venue: at Hastings Direct, Conquest House, 34 Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW (nearest station Collington). 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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11 September 2018. Tuesday. Victoria Station Interchange Upgrade. Venue: Mott MacDonald House, Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EE. 17.30 for 17.45 start, to 20.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Croydon & Brighton section meeting: PWI

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11 September 2018. Tuesday. Campaign for Better Transport, London Group. Venue: 75 Cowcross St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6EL. 18.00. More info: CfBT London and CfBT

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12 September 2018. Wednesday. 5th Annual (2018) UK Rail Industry Forum - Improving rail operations and infrastructure to drive rail sector growth. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, central London. More info: WF

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12 September 2018. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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15-18 September 2018. Saturday-Tuesday. Liberal Democrats conference in Brighton. More info: LD

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17 September 2018. Monday. Preparing for CP6 and route based regulation. Speaker: Joanna Whittington, Office of Rail and Road. 18.15-21.00. More about this Association of Railway Executives event: CILT

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18 September 2018. Tuesday. Meeting of Chesham & District Transport Users' Group, followed by AGM. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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19 September 2018. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line meeting; non-members welcome. Venue: No.1 Inn, Cleethorpes station, 3 Station Rd, Cleethorpes, DN35 8AY. 19.00. More info: FoBL

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20 September 2018. Thursday. Passenger & freight rail performance Q1 2018/19 published - PPM, CaSL, FDM. More info: ORR

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20 September 2018. Thursday. CILT/Railway Study Forum Presidential Address. Speaker: Neil Micklethwaite - RSF President. Venue: One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. 18.00-21.00. More info: RSA, RSF/CILT and CILT. Background: RSA-CILT

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20 September 2018. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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22-23 September 2018. Saturday-Sunday. Acton Depot Open Weekend: Moving London. Venue: 118-120 Gunnersbury Lane, London W3 9BQ. 11.00-17.00. More info: LTM

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22-23 September 2018. Saturday-Sunday. East Suffolk Travellers' Association stall at East Anglia Transport Museum. More info: ESTA

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23 September 2018. Sunday. The Great Rail Bike-Off. Venue: London-Coventry. From 09.00. More info: YRP

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23-26 September 2018. Sunday-Wednesday. Labour party conference in Liverpool. More info: Lab

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25 September 2018. Tuesday. Smart Transport Network. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 09.00-17.00. More info: ICE

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25 September 2018. Tuesday. The Ordsall Chord. Speaker: Matthew Benson, Network Rail. Venue: Aston Court Hotel, opposite Derby station, Derby DE1 2SL. 18.30-20.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham & Derby section meeting: PWI

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29 September 2018. Saturday. Railfuture East Anglia meeting. Norwich. More info: RfEA

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30 September-3 October 2018. Sunday-Wednesday. Conservative party conference in Birmingham. More info: Con

October


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40th anniversary of issue no.1 of predecessor to Railwatch, numbered continuously - including intermediate name changes - to now. See Railwatch

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2 October 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome to attend, but not allowed to vote. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2JN. 14.30. More info: RVR

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2 October 2018. Tuesday. Future Challenges on the Network Rail Wessex Route. Speaker: Stuart Kistruck, Director, Route Safety & Asset Management, Network Rail, Wessex. Venue: The Rose and Crown, Columbo Street, Waterloo, London SE1 8DP. 18.00-20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Wessex section meeting: PWI

4 October 2018. Thursday. Rail Vehicles and Enhancements expo. Venue: Derby Velodrome, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JB. 09.30-16.00. More info: RVE

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4 October 2018. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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4 October 2018. Thursday. CILT/Railway Study Forum. Speaker: Tom Joyner - Managing Director, Arriva Trains Wales. Venue: The Driver, 2-4 Wharfdale Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9RY. 18.00-21.00. More info: RSA, RSF/CILT and CILT. Background: RSA-CILT

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4 October 2018. Thursday. Association of Community Rail Partnerships' Community Rail Awards 2018. Venue: Glasgow. More info: ACoRP

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5 October 2018. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail sub-group. Venue: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4PQ. 19.00-21.00. More info: PCS

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6 October 2018. Saturday. East Suffolk Travellers' Association autumn meeting. Venue: Halesworth. More info: ESTA

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8 October 2018. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group meeting. Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, 34 Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW (nearest station Collington). 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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9 October 2018. Tuesday. Next steps for low emission vehicles - innovation, investment and delivery. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More info: WEETF

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9 October 2018. Tuesday. The Settle & Carlisle Railway. Speaker: Drew Haley, General Manager, The Settle & Carlisle Railway Development Company. Venue: Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. Booking required for this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event. More info: CILT

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10-12 October 2018. Wednesday-Friday. European Transport Conference in Dublin Castle. More info: AET

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11 October 2018. Thursday. Delivering the Elizabeth Line and the outlook for Crossrail 2: expanding capacity, opportunities for London, and looking beyond the Affordability Review. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More info: PFfL

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13 October 2018. Saturday. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.50. More info: CRUG

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15 October 2018. Monday. Avocet Line Rail User Group AGM. Venue: Globe Hotel, 34 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR. 19.00. More info: ALRUG

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16 October 2018. Tuesday. Felixstowe Travel Watch AGM. 14.30. More info: FTW

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16 October 2018. Tuesday. The Northern Hub. Speaker: Nick Highton, Rail.One. Venue: The Pullman Room, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, 2 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 4AE. 18.00-20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, West Yorkshire section meeting: PWI

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18 October 2018. Thursday. The future of UK airport capacity in the South-East. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More info: WEETF

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18 October 2018. Thursday. The Kettering to Corby Upgrade Project. Venue: Jurys Inn Hotel, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3BJ. 18.30-20.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham & Derby section meeting: PWI

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18 October 2018. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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20-28 October 2018. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools half-term holiday, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 173 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!

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20 October 2018. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds Division meeting. St. Albans. 10.45-12.45. More info: Herts and Beds.

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23 October 2018. Tuesday. Meeting of Chesham & District Transport Users' Group. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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26 October 2018. Friday. Next steps for the Northern Powerhouse - investment, infrastructure and economic growth. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30-13.00. More info: WSPF

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1 November 2018. Thursday. Rail Safety Summit. 09.00-16.15. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers-supported conference: IMechE

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1 November 2018. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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2 November 2018. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail sub-group. Venue: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4PQ. 19.00-21.00. More info: PCS

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6 November 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome to attend, but not allowed to vote. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2JN. 14.30. More info: RVR

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8 November 2018. Thursday. Crewe Hub Project. Venue: 2nd Floor, Network Rail, Baskerville House, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND. 17.00-18.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Birmingham section meeting: PWI

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10 November 2018. Saturday. Railfuture annual national autumn conference, including presentation of 7th annual Rail User Group Awards, in Reading. More info: conferences

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10 November 2018. Saturday. Copeland Rail Users' Group. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.50. More info: CRUG

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12 November 2018. Monday. Skipton & East Lancs Rail Action Partnership open meeting. Venue: Conference Room, Herriots Hotel, Broughton Road, Skipton, N. Yorks BD23 1RT. 19.00. More info: SELRAP

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12 November 2018. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group meeting. Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, 34 Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW (nearest station Collington). 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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13-14 November 2018. Tuesday-Wednesday. World Rail Festival. Berlage van Beurs in central Amsterdam. More info: WRF

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14 November 2018. Wednesday. Switch on to Mindfulness. Venue: webinar. 12.30-13.00. More info: ICE

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14 November 2018. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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14 November 2018. Wednesday. Building a railway the hard way (Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway). Venue: EDF Energy, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3RS. 19.30-21.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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15 November 2018. Thursday. 3rd annual North of England Transport Summit. Venue: etc Venues, Minshull Street, Manchester, M1 3HU. 08.15-16.45. More about this Transport Times conference: [|NoETS]

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15 November 2018. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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17 November 2018. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. 14.00. More info: Kent

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20 November 2018. Tuesday. TeenTech Surrey. More info: TT-S

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21 November 2018. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line meeting; 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 2018. Wednesday. Rail Accident Investigation Branch. Venue: Royal Pavilion, Wellesley Road, Aldershot, GU11 1PZ. 19.00 for 19.30 start, to 21.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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22 November 2018. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: York Racecourse. 09.30-12.30. More info:RIN

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23 November 2018. Friday. Golden Spanner Awards and Morning Conference. Venue: Grand Connaught Rooms, 61–65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA. 09.30-16.00. More info: 4FC-GSA

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24-25 November 2018. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture at National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1NT. More info: WMRC

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28 November 2018. Wednesday. TeenTech Manchester. More info: TT-M

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29 November 2018. Thursday. The future for the Midlands Engine - investment, infrastructure and economic growth. Venue: central Birmingham. 08.30-13.00. More info: WSPF

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1 December 2018. Saturday. Railfuture East Anglia meeting in Cambridge. 14.00. More info: RfEA Email: eastanglia@railfuture.org.uk

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4 December 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome to attend, but not allowed to vote. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2JN. 14.30. More info: RVR

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5-6 December 2018. Wednesday-Thursday. Exporail India in New Delhi. More info: EI

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6 December 2018. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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7 December 2018. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail sub-group. Venue: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4PQ. 19.00-21.00. More info: PCS

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8 December 2018. Saturday. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.50. More info: CRUG

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10 December 2018. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group annual Christmas social meeting. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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11 December 2018. Tuesday. Meeting of Chesham & District Transport Users' Group. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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15 December 2018. Saturday. East Suffolk Travellers' Association Christmas lunch. Venue: Lady of the Lake, Bridge Road, Oulton Broad. More info: ESTA

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20 December 2018. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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22 December 2018-6 January 2019. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools Christmas/new Year holiday, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 173 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.

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14 January 2019. Monday. Running the Railway. Speaker: Mark Hopwood, Managing Director Great Western Railway. Venue: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1QH. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. Booking required for this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event. More info: CILT

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24 January 2019. Thursday. Delivering the Growth Deal for North Wales. Venue: north Wales. 08.30-13.00. More info: PFfW

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25 January 2019. Friday. Golden Whistle Awards and Morning Conference. Venue: Marriott Grosvenor Square, Duke Street, London W1K 6JP. 09.30-16.00. More info: 4FC-GWA

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16-24 February 2019. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools half-term holiday, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 173 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.

23 February 2019. Saturday. 50th anniversary of most recent passenger trains between Uckfield and Lewes.

May


2 May 2019. Thursday. UK Local elections. More info: Vote 2019

14-16 May 2019. Tuesday-Thursday. Railtex 2019. Venue: NEC, Birmingham. More info: Railtex

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14 May 2019. Tuesday. Visit to Scotland Signalling Centre. Speaker: Mark Ilderton, ScotRail Alliance. Venue: West of Scotland Signalling Centre, 90 Cowlairs Road, Glasgow G21 1DA (nearest station Springburn). 17:30 for 18:00 start, to 19:30. More info: CILT

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18 May 2019. Saturday. Railfuture AGM in Cardiff. 10.00-17.00. More info: conferences

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22 June 2019. Saturday. Railfuture's annual national summer conference. Darlington. More info: conferences

Railfuture holds two national conferences each year, usually in the summer and autumn (in addition to its national AGM for members). The conferences are competitively priced, to be within rail users' price range, and are open to everyone. Railfuture members are usually offered a chance to attend conferences at a discounted rate if booked early.


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