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Look out for ONLINE events.

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

May


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23-31 May 2020. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools half-term holiday period, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoyment of your local heritage railway will be extremely limited; 181 railways usually with over 1000 events a year to choose from! For now, please do not travel. 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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28 May 2020. Thursday. Social distancing – the death knell for public transport? ONLINE. 16.00-17.30. More about this PTRC Education and Research Services online panel discussion: PTRC-CILT

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28 May 2020. Thursday. Slab Track Replacement St. Pancras to West Hampstead. ONLINE. 16.30 for 16.45 start, to 18.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Milton Keynes Section, webinar: PWI

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28 May 2020. Thursday. New Merseyrail class 777 rolling stock. ONLINE. 17.15-19.15. More about this Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, Midland and North Western section webinar: IRSE

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28 May 2020. Thursday. Paddington: a Year on the Tracks. Channel 5 tv. Series 4, Episode 3 of 12. 21.00-22.00. More info: C5-tv

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28 May 2020. Thursday. The Tube: Going Underground. Channel 5 tv. Episode 3 of 8. 22.00-23.05. More info: C5-tv

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29 May 2020. Friday. TeenTech City of Tomorrow at Home. ONLINE. More info: TTC

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29 May 2020. Friday. Friends of the West Highland Lines AGM. CANCELLED. Venue: Alexandra Hotel, Parade, Fort William, PH33 6AZ. 12.00 for 12.30 start, £15 lunch at 13.30. After-lunch guest speaker: Bill Reeve, Director of Rail, Transport Scotland. More info: FoWHL

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29 May 2020. Friday. The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys: France - La Ligne de Cevenne. Channel 5 tv. Series 2, Episode 4 of 10. 20.00-21.00. More info: C5-tv

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30 May 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 10.30-11.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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30 May 2020. Saturday. Great Asian Railway Journeys - Kuala Lumpur to Jonor Bahru. BBC2 tv Series 1, episode 9. 20.30-21.30. More info: BBC2-tv

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1 June 2020. Monday. The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys: France - La Ligne de Cevenne. Channel 5 tv. Series 2, Episode 4 of 10. 19.00-20.00. More info: C5-tv

Yesterday TV freeview channel 19
1 June 2020. Monday. Secrets of the Railways: The Nazi Gold Highway. Series 1, episode 1 of 6. 20.00-21.00. More about this Yesterday TV series: Y-tv

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2 June 2020. Tuesday. Climate Change and Environment Impact Assessments – the impact of changing environmental policy on conducting EIAs. ONLINE. 10.00-11.00. More about this Waterfront webinar: WF

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2 June 2020. Tuesday. TeenTech City of Tomorrow at Home. ONLINE. More info: TTC

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2 June 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. PROBABLY CANCELLED. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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2 June 2020. Tuesday. The Helston Railway 1882 - 2020. CANCELLED. Guest speaker: Chris Heaps, author of The Helston Railway - past and present published 2012. 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 at CILT, and about the Helston Railway here and here.

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2 June 2020. Tuesday. The Architecture the Railways Built. Yesterday tv. Series 1, episode 6 of 10. 20.00-21.00. More info: Y-tv

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3 June 2020. Wednesday. Art of Being Assertive. ONLINE. 10.30-11.30. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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3 June 2020. Wednesday. TeenTech Innovation Days at Home. ONLINE. More info: TTC

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3 June 2020. Wednesday. Aberdeen to Inverurie Redoubling. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow and London Sections, webinar: PWI

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3 June 2020. Wednesday. Walking Britain's Lost Railways - Aberdeenshire. Channel 5 Select tv. Series 2, episode 4 of 6. 21.00-22.00. More info: 5Select-tv

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4 June 2020. Thursday. Priorities for reducing emissions across UK transport - innovation, transition, and next steps for the Transport Decarbonisation Plan. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Energy Environment and Transport Forum conference: WEETF

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4 June 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. ONLINE. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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4 June 2020. Thursday. Design & Construction of Wigan Springs Branch Traincare Depot. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Cheshire & North Wales section, webinar: PWI

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4 June 2020. Thursday. Railfuture Severnside branch open meeting. CANCELLED. Guest speaker: Paul Johnson, Chair of TransWilts Community Interest Company. Venue: Whitehorse meeting room, Platform 1, Westbury station. 18.30. More info: Rf-S

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5 June 2020. Friday. TeenTech City of Tomorrow at Home. ONLINE. More info: TTC

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5 June 2020. Friday. TeenTech Innovation Days at Home. ONLINE. More info: TTC

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5 June 2020. Friday. Fundamentals of Project Management. ONLINE. 13.30-15.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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5 June 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. PROBABLY CANCELLED. 19.00. More info: PCS

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5 June 2020. Friday. The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys: New Zealand. Channel 5 tv. Series 2, Episode 5 of 10. 20.00-21.00. More info: C5-tv

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5-6 June 2020. Friday-Saturday. European Passenger Federation conference. POSTPONED TO JUNE 2021. Venue: Strasbourg. More info: EPF

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6-14 June 2020. Saturday-Sunday. Bike Week ONLINE. More info: BW

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6 June 2020. Saturday. Felixstowe Travel Watch information stall. Venue: East of England Co-operative Store, 189 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7DT. 09.00-12.00. More info: FTW

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6 June 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. CANCELLED. Venue: White Lion, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DN. 11.15. More info: SARPA

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8 June 2020. Monday. Crossrail 2. CANCELLED. Venue: 10th floor, London Underground, 55 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BD. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, London section, talk: PWI

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8 June 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). ONLINE. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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9 June 2020. Tuesday. 16 noses, 36 legs, but can't walk... Renewing Newark Flat Crossing! ONLINE. 12.30-14.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Birmingham Section, webinar: PWI

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9 June 2020. Tuesday. Edinburgh to Glasgow Electrification. CANCELLED. Venue: Newcastle College Rail Academy, William Street, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 0JP. 15.45 for 16.15 start, to 17.45. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, London section, talk: PWI

9 June 2020. Tuesday. Support The Rochdale Oldham Manchester rail lines group. PROBABLY CANCELLED. Venue: Blue Pits Inn, 842 Manchester Road, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 2SP. 14.00. More info: STORM

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10 June 2020. Wednesday. Next steps for English towns - priorities for investment, infrastructure, and implementing Town Deals. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WSPF

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10 June 2020. Wednesday. Annual Dinner. POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER. Venue: Kia Oval, London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum event: RSF

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11 June 2020. Thursday. Scottish Transport Summit. POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER. Venue: Crowne Plaza, Congress Road, Glasgow G3 8QT. More about this Transport Times conference: STS

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13 June 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Yorkshire and North West branches joint meeting. RE-ARRANGED FROM APRIL BUT PROBABLY POSTPONED AGAIN. Guest speaker: Anna-Jane Hunter, Director, North of England Rail, Network Rail on The Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade. Venue: Yorkshire Children's Centre, Brian Jackson House, New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JP. 13.00-16.00. More info: Rf-Y and Rf-NW

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13 June 2020. Saturday. Cumbrian coast Rail Users' Group meeting. PROBABLY CANCELLED. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.05. More info: CRUG

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17/18 June 2020. Wednesday-Thursday. Rail Live 2020. POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER. Venue: Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Station Road, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8PL. More info: RL2020

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17 June 2020. Wednesday. South Lines Alliance - Track Design and Integration Challenges. ONLINE. 12.30-14.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, West of England Section, webinar: PWI

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17 June 2020. Wednesday. Gauging - Western Works Delivery Achievements. CANCELLED. Venue: Network Rail Ltd, Training Room, Central Station Buildings, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SB. 15.00 for 15.30 start, to 17.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Exeter section, talk: PWI

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18 June 2020. Thursday. Next steps for the Midlands Engine - priorities for growth, infrastructure and the refreshed strategy. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WSPF

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18 June 2020. Thursday. 8th Annual (2020) Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement for Infrastructure: Latest strategies and innovative methods for designing and successfully conducting consultation. POSTPONED TO OCTOBER. Venue: Burges Salmon, 6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BF. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.10. More info: WF

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18 June 2020. Thursday. Managing Risks from Railway Earthworks. ONLINE. 16.30 for 16.45 start, to 18.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Milton Keynes Section, webinar: PWI

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18 June 2020. Thursday. TeenTech Cities: Hampshire Festival Day. CANCELLED. More info: TT-H

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19 June 2020. Friday. Friends of the Far North Line. AGM and Conference. POSTPONED. Venue: Ross County FC, Jubilee Road, Dingwall, IV15 9QZ. More info: FoFNL

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20 June 2020. Saturday Railfuture East Anglia branch open meeting. Venue: St. Mary Stoke church hall, Ipswich. 14.00. More info: Rf-EA

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22 June 2020. Monday. TeenTech Virtual Festival / TeenTech Awards / City of Tomorrow International Showcase. ONLINE. More info: TTC

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23 June 2020. Tuesday. Developing major infrastructure projects across the UK - investment, the National Infrastructure Strategy, and the impact of COVID-19. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Energy Environment and Transport Forum conference: WEETF

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24 June 2020. Wednesday. Northumberland Line - Reopening a Closed Line. ONLINE. More about this ConnectedCities webinar: CC and Restoring Your Railway / A-B-&-T.

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24 June 2020. Wednesday. Northern Powerhouse Rail. ONLINE. 13.00-14.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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25 June 2020. Thursday. The Road to Net Zero Carbon. CANCELLED. Venue: The Møller Centre, Churchill College Grounds, Storeys Way, Cambridge CB3 0DE. 09.00-16.30. More about this Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation East of England Conference 2020: CIHT

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25 June 2020. Thursday. Docklands light railway. ONLINE. 18.00-20.00. More about this Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, London & South East section webinar: IRSE

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25-28 June 2020. Thursday-Sunday. Railway Challenge 2020. Venue: Stapleford Miniature Railway, Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2SF. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers competition: IMechE-1 and IMechE-2

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26 June 2020. Friday. Railway Industry Innovation Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED TO OCTOBER. Venue: Paddington Hilton, 146 Praed Street, London W2 1EE. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RIIA

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27 June 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 10.30-11.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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27 June 2020. Saturday. Railfuture national AGM. CANCELLED. Presentation of Railfuture's Awards to Rail Users Groups and the Railfuture Campaigner of the Year Award. POSTPONED. Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF. More info: Birmingham

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30 June 2020. Tuesday. 6th Annual (2020) UK Rail Station Development and Regeneration: Unlocking housing, commercial development and creating an improved environment through station developments. POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.00. More info: WF

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30 June 2020. Tuesday. Engaging local media. ONLINE. More about this Community Rail Network webinar: CRN

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30 June 2020. Tuesday. The Next Generation of Railway Workers. Guest speaker: Andrew Haines, Network Rail's Chief Executive. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this Young Rail Professionals, West Midlands, webinar: YRP

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30 June 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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30 June 2020. 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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2 July 2020. Thursday. RSN 2020. Venue: Derby Velodrome, Royal Way, Derby DE24 8JB. 09.30-15.30. More about this free Rolling Stock Networking event: RSN

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3 July 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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6 July 2020. Monday. Integrating low carbon transport into the planning process, procedurally possible or flippant fiction? POSTPONED FROM MARCH. Venue: STEAM, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2TA. 10.00-16.30. More about this Transport Planning Society / Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation event: TPS and CIHT

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6 July 2020. Monday. Introduction to management. ONLINE. 13.30-15.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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6 July 2020. Monday. Evolving franchising. Guest speaker: Peter Wilkinson, MD Rail Passenger Services, DfT. Venue: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.30. More about this ARE members-only event: ARE

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7 July 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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7 July 2020. Tuesday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: Newtown Council Chambers, The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BB. 19.00. More info: SARPA

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8 July 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. CANCELLED. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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11 July 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Bridge the gap stall at annual Uckfield Festival's Big Day. CANCELLED. 10.00-16.00. More info: UF-BD

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11 July 2020. 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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13 July 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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13 July 2020. Monday. Skipton and East Lancs Rail Action Partnership; members only. Venue: Earby Community Centre, New Road, Earby, Lancashire, BB18 6XA. More info: SELRAP

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14 July 2020. Tuesday. Next steps for transport in the North of England - devolution of transport powers, infrastructure investment, and improving regional connectivity. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Energy Environment and Transport Forum conference: WEETF

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14 July 2020. Tuesday. Disrupting Disruption - Improving customer experience when things go wrong. POSTPONED FROM MARCH. Venue: Jacobs, Cotton Centre, London SE1 2QG. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.30. More about this Young Rail Professionals, London & South East, free talk: YRP

14 July 2020. Tuesday. Support The Rochdale Oldham Manchester rail lines group. Venue: Woolworths Social Club, Gipsy Lane, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3HA. 19.30. More info: STORM

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15 July-1 September 2020. Wednesday-Tuesday. During this schools summer 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!

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15 July 2020. Wednesday. Harnessing social media. ONLINE. More about this Community Rail Network webinar: CRN

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15 July 2020. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line. Venue: The Sloop, Barton. 20.00. More info: FoBL

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22 July 2020. Wednesday. Managing Change. ONLINE. 10.30-12.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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23 July 2020. Thursday. COMIT: Inspiring a Green Generation. Venue: Bentley Systems, 20 Gracechurch Street, Langbourn, London EC3V 0BG. 09.00 for 10.00 start, to 17.00. More about this Young Rail Professionals event: YRP

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23 July 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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23 July 2020. Thursday. Industry 4.0 - Delivering digital transformation for a transport revolution for the next decade. ONLINE. 18.00-20.00. More about this Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, London & South East section webinar: IRSE

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24 July 2020. Friday. Leading and Developing Successful Teams. ONLINE. 10.30-12.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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25 July 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 10.30-11.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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28 July 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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30 July 2020. Thursday. Future Urban Mobility. Venue: CIHT, 119 Britannia Walk, London N1 7JE. 09.30-14.00. More about this Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation event: CIHT

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4 August 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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4 August 2020. Tuesday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: The Royal Oak Hotel, The Cross, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7DG. 19.15. More info: SARPA

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4 August 2020. 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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7 August 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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8 August 2020. Saturday. Cotswold Line Promotion Group. AGM. Venue: WI Hall, New Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AS. 10.30. More info: CLPG

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8 August 2020. 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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10 August 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

11 August 2020. Tuesday. Support The Rochdale Oldham Manchester rail lines group. Venue: Woolworths Social Club, Gipsy Lane, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3HA. 19.30. More info: STORM

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15 August 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. 14.00. More info: Kent

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22/23 August 2020. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch stall 106A at rescheduled annual London Rail Festival. Venue: Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY. More info: LFRM and Rf-LSE

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25 August 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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1-3 September 2020. Tuesday-Thursday. Rail Freight Summit. POSTPONED FROM MAY. Venue: Poznan, Poland. More info: RFS

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1 September 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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3 September 2020. Thursday. Rail in Wales and the West. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM MARCH. Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NJ. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RWW

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3 September 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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4 September 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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5 September 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: The Railway Inn, High Street, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JE. 12.00. More info: SARPA

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8 September 2020. Tuesday. The future for the Northern Powerhouse - policy priorities, investment and growth, and next steps for infrastructure development. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WSPF

8 September 2020. Tuesday. Support The Rochdale Oldham Manchester rail lines group. Venue: Woolworths Social Club, Gipsy Lane, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3HA. 19.30. More info: STORM

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9/10 September 2020. Wednesday-Thursday. Rail Live 2020. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Station Road, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8PL. More info: RL2020

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9 September 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

9-11 September 2020. Wednesday-Friday. European Transport Conference at Politecnico di Milano, Milan. ETC

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10 September 2020. Thursday. 1st Annual (2020) Achieving UK Rail Decarbonisation: Practical strategies to deliver sustainable infrastructure, alternative energy sources and greener rolling stock to reach the 2050 net zero targets. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.50. More info: WF and CILT and TPS and YRP

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11 September 2020. Friday. Liverpool City Region’s Local Industrial Strategy - next steps for supporting business and R&D, infrastructure investment and delivering inclusive growth. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Business Forum seminar: WFP-WBF

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12 September 2020. 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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14 September 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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14 September 2020. Monday. Skipton and East Lancs Rail Action Partnership AGM; members only. Venue: Crown Hotel, 98 Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0QD. More info: SELRAP

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14 September 2020. Wednesday. Annual Dinner. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Kia Oval, London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum event: RSF

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15 September 2020. Thursday. England’s Economic Heartland Conference. Venue 360, The Riverside, 20 Gipsy Lane, Luton, LU1 3JH. More info: EEH

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16 September 2020. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line. Venue: tbc. More info: FoBL

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17 September 2020. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: Derby Arena, Royal Way, Derby DE24 8JB. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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17 September 2020. Thursday. National Rail Awards 2020. Venue: Grosvenor House, Hotel, London. More info: NRA

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18 September 2020. Friday. UK Rail Summit. POSTPONED FROM MARCH. Venue: KPMG LLP, 15 Canada Square, London E14 5GL. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.30. More about this Transport Times conference: UKRS

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22-25 September 2020. Tuesday-Friday. InnoTrans 2020: International Trade Fair for Transport Technology. POSTPONED. Venue: Berlin. More info: IT

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22 September 2020. 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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24 September 2020. Thursday. Scottish Transport Summit. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Crowne Plaza, Congress Road, Glasgow G3 8QT. More about this Transport Times conference: STS

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26 September 2020. Saturday. Railfuture East Midlands branch AGM (postponed from May) and open meeting. Venue: Derby. More info: Rf-EM

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26 September 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Yorkshire branch meeting. Venue: Sheffield. More info: Rf-Y

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29 September 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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1 October 2020. Thursday. 8th annual 2020 Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement for Infrastructure: Latest strategies and innovative methods for designing and successfully conducting consultation. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Burges Salmon, 6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BF. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.05. More about this conference: WF and TPS

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1 October 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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2 October 2020. Friday. Rail in the North. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM APRIL. Venue: National Railway Museum York, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RitN

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2 October 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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3 October 2020. Saturday. Railfuture's annual national conference. CANCELLED / TO BE RE-ARRANGED. Venue: St. George's Conference Centre, 60 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3DL. More info: Leeds

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3 October 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. AGMM. Venue: White Lion, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DN. 11.15. More info: SARPA

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3 October 2020. Saturday. East Suffolk Travel Association AGM. Venue: Halesworth. More info: ESTA


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5 October 2020. Monday. Online Metroisation Case Study Events - April to September 2020: Full Conference. Venue: London. More about this ConnectedCities conference: CC

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6 October 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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8 October 2020. Thursday. 1st Annual (2020) Local Plan Masterclass: Practical guidance on developing, updating and adopting local plans that address housing needs. FIRST POSTPONED FROM DECEMBER, POSTPONED AGAIN FROM MAY. Venue: Dentons, 1 Fleet Place, City of London EC4M 7RA. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.45. More info: WF

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10 October 2020. 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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12 October 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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13 October 2020. Tuesday. 10th Annual (2020) Community Infrastructure Levy and s106 Masterclass: a practical guide on the management, implementation and spending of the levy. POSTPONED FROM APRIL. Venue: Dentons, 1 Fleet Place, City of London EC4M 7RA. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.50. More info: WF

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13 October 2020. Tuesday. Felixstowe Travel Watch. Autumn members' meeting. Venue: Salvation Army Hall, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7EL. 14.30. More info: FTW

13 October 2020. Tuesday. Support The Rochdale Oldham Manchester rail lines group. Venue: Woolworths Social Club, Gipsy Lane, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3HA. 19.30. More info: STORM

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14 October 2020. Wednesday. 28th Annual (2020) Rail Freight Group Conference: Securing growth in a changing sector: the impacts of rail reform, devolution and decarbonisation. POSTPONED FROM APRIL. Venue: Eversheds Sutherland, 1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.15. More info: WF and YRP and CILT

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21 October 2020. Wednesday. 5th Annual (2020) Northern Transport and Infrastructure Development Forum: Maximising development and growth throughout the North with improved transport and connectivity. POSTPONED FROM MARCH. Venue: DLA Piper, 2 Princes Square, Leeds LS1 4BY. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.30. More info: WF and CILT

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23 October 2020. Friday. Railway Industry Innovation Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Paddington Hilton, 146 Praed Street, London W2 1EE. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RIIA

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23 October 2020. Friday. Rail in the Midlands. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED TO EARLY-2021. Venue: Birmingham. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RitM

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27 October 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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27 October 2020. 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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2 November 2020. Monday. Abbey Flyer Users' Group. More info: ABFLY

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3 November 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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

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5 November 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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6 November 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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7 November 2020. Saturday. Railfuture North West branch meeting. More info: Rf-NW

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9-19 November 2020. Monday-Thursday. United Nations Climate Change conference. POSTPONED. Venue: SEC Centre, Exhibition Way, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8YW.

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9 November 2020. Monday. The Opportunities and Challenges for Rail Freight in Britain. Guest speaker: John Smith FCILT, MD GB Railfreight. Venue: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.30. More about this ARE members-only event: ARE

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9 November 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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9 November 2020. Monday. Skipton and East Lancs Rail Action Partnership; members only. Venue: Herriotts Hotel, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1RT. More info: SELRAP

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10 November 2020. Tuesday. 6th Annual (2020) UK Rail Station Development and Regeneration: Unlocking housing, commercial development and creating an improved environment through station developments. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.00. More info: WF

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10 November 2020. Tuesday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: Newtown Council Chambers, The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BB. 19.00. More info: SARPA

10 November 2020. Tuesday. Support The Rochdale Oldham Manchester rail lines group. Venue: Woolworths Social Club, Gipsy Lane, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3HA. 19.30. More info: STORM

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11 November 2020. Wednesday. Low carbon planning - possible or flippant? Is integrating low carbon transport into the planning process, procedurally possible or flippant fiction? Venue: STEAM, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2TA. 09.30 for 10.00 start, to 16.30. More about this Transport Planning Society conference: TPS

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11 November 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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14 November 2020. 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 November 2020. Monday. Transport Planning Day. More info: TPD

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18 November 2020. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line. Venue: tbc. More info: FoBL

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21 November 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. 14.00. More info: Kent

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21 November 2020. Saturday. Huddersfield Penistone and Sheffield Rail Users Association AGM. POSTPONED FROM MAY. Venue: St John's Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 6AR. 13.00-15.00. Contact HPSRUA Chairman ianstew55 at hotmail.com

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24 November 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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26 November 2020. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: York Racecourse. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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27 November 2020. Friday. Golden Spanners. 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-GS

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28/29 November 2020. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture stall at annual rail exhibition. Venue: NEC, Birmingham. More info: Rf-NEC

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1 December 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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3 December 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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4 December 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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5 December 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: Royal Naval Club, 3 Market Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1DL. 11.45. More info: SARPA

8 December 2020. Tuesday. Support The Rochdale Oldham Manchester rail lines group. Venue: Woolworths Social Club, Gipsy Lane, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3HA. 19.30. More info: STORM

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8 December 2020. 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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9 December 2020. Wednesday. Community Rail Awards 2020. Venue: O2 Guildhall, West Marlands Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP. More info: CRA

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12 December 2020. 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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14/15 December 2020. Monday/Tuesday. 6th Annual (2020) ERTMS & ETCS: the Future of Railway Signalling - Progressing with Digital Railway and ERTMS implementation in the UK and Europe. POSTPONED FROM MAY. Venue: Ashurst, London Fruit & Wool Exchange, 1 Duval Square, London E1 6PW. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.45/09.30-16.20. More info: WF

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14 December 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Members' Christmas social. More info: BRAG

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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