Welcome to Railfuture North East’s webpages
We are campaigning to improve and develop rail services in the North East of England.
We cover the local authority areas within the Tees Valley, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and Northumberland
Railfuture Summer Conference Conference: On Saturday 22nd June the North East Branch are hosting the Railfuture Summer Conference. Come and join us at the Dolphin Centre in Darlington from 10:30 – 4:30. Speakers will include the elected Mayor of Teesside and representatives of Hitachi, NEXUS, The Esk Valley Railway Development Company, and the Port of Sunderland. The overall theme is “Rebirth of the Railway” – a theme that is particularly appropriate for a conference held at one end of the Stockton – Darlington railway. Please note that there is a discount, available to members only, for ‘early bird’ bookings. Save £2.50 if you book by April 30th. We still need volunteers to help us on the day. If you can help, please get in touch with Ian Walker: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference details can be found here: Darlington conference
Events in the immediate past
Branch AGM: The Railfuture North East Branch Annual General Meeting was be held on Saturday 16th March at the Arts Centre, Westgate Road, Newcastle. Our speaker this year was Simon Walton from the Campaign for Borders Rail who gave us a sparkling presentation full of hints about how to campaign, coupled with description of the of the many benefits that the line has brought to the area and the many possibilities for future developments. The second part oif the meeting was devoted to Branch business. Thre present committee was unanimously re-elected and reports from both the Chair and Treasurer were well received.
Committee Meeting: The next Branch Committee meeting was held on Tuesday 19th March. Minutes will be available soon at North East Agendas and Minutes
North East Campaigns
Our campaigns, working with our local Rail User Groups, are:
New Rail Service Newcastle to Ashington (Ashington Blyth & Tyne Line). For more details see Ashington Blyth and Tyne
New Station at Ferryhill
New Station at Gilsland - Further details at Gilsland Station
New Station at Team Valley
New Railway Ferryhill to Pelaw (Leamside Line) Further details at Leamside Line
Faster Journey times between Tees-side and Tyneside (Stillington Line)
North of Morpeth Local Service
South East Northumberland Rail Users Group - http://www.senrug.co.uk
Saltburn Line Users Group - https://en-gb.facebook.com/saltburnlineusergroup/
Coastliners – The Users group for the Durham Coast Line - http://www.necoastliners.co.uk
Tyne Valley Rail Users Group - https://tvrug.org.uk
Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Users Group - Mainly Bus and Metro -http://www.twptug.org.uk
The branch also supports the work being undertaken in our region by the AVR (Aln Valley Railway), Weardale Railway, Campaign for Borders Rail and the Wensleydale Railway.
A full list of Rail user groups in the North East are shown on Railfuture's Regional List of Rail User Groups. The Regional List can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format here.
View our latest and previous branch newsletters.
Secretary: ian.walker at railfuture.org.uk or at 47 Park House Gardens, Sherburn Village, Durham DH6 1DU
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