Yorkshire Branch


The Yorkshire Branch covers the County of North Yorkshire, the unitary authorities of East Riding of Yorkshire, Kingston-upon-Hull, and York, and the Metropolitan Districts of Barnsley, Bradford, Calderdale, Doncaster, Kirklees, Leeds, Rotherham, Sheffield, and Wakefield.

Branch Meetings

Railfuture Yorkshire Branch Webinar Monday 9 May 2022 at 11.00
Great British Railways Headquarters
The location for the new headquarters of Great British Railways is the subject of a national competition. South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority Board Member for Transport, Peter Kennan, will be presenting the case for Doncaster – a strong candidate for the location of the new HQ given its rich railway heritage.

The webinar will take place via the Zoom video conferencing facility and the link to join is below:

Join Zoom Meeting
Topic: Great British Railways Headquarters - Doncaster
Time: 9 May 2022 10:45 AM
Meeting ID: 849 1811 8951
Passcode: 272481

We do hope you will be able to join us for what promises to be a very interesting presentation and discussion. All are welcome. The webinar will start promptly at 11:00, but you are welcome to join from 10:45.

Railfuture Yorkshire Branch Webinar Friday 20 May 2022 at 13.00
TransPennine Express
We are delighted to welcome Melissa Farmer, Regional Development Manager of TransPennine Express, to address the branch on the afternoon of Friday 20th May. Melissa will be giving an update on what has been happening at TPE and talk about plans for the future.

Each webinar will consist of a presentation, followed by a question and answer/discussion session. Each will take place via the Zoom video conferencing facility and everyone is welcome to join. To register, please contact Andrew Dyson at andrew.dyson at railfuture.org.uk or on 07751 615276.

We look forward to seeing you!

For details of future webinars and meetings, please return to this web page or contact chair of Railfuture Yorkshire nina.smith at railfuture.org.uk

Latest News

Railfuture Yorkshire branch publishes its Yorkshire Rail Campaigner newsletter four times a year.
Click to view the latest January 2022 edition.
Click HERE for a list of all previous editions (also downloadable in PDF format).

Yorkshire is on Twitter

Follow Yorkshire Branch on its own local Twitter feed @RailfutureYorks as well as the national Railfuture Twitter feed @Railfuture


Click Events to see key dates for rail campaigners in Yorkshire and across Britain.   


Railfuture have launched a Northern Powerhouse campaign for improved services that can be achieved now within current constraints, and that can be achieved in future through a coordinated investment programme, to turn the great Northern cities of Liverpool, Preston, Manchester, Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds and Hull into a single strategic economic entity linked by a fast high capacity rail network to realise the economic potential of the region as a global powerhouse.

Yorkshire rail user groups

There are more than 20 rail user groups in the county. For Railfuture's Regional List of Rail User Groups including contact details, click here. The Regional List can be viewed online or downloaded in PDF format.

These groups have also been identified:
  • Kirkgate Station, Friends of (Wakefield)
  • Sheffield-Leeds 'Stop the Train'

Why not join Railfuture Yorkshire in pressing for improved rail services?

Branch Membership Secretary is Andrew Dyson: Andrew.dyson at railfuture.org.uk   


Chair of Railfuture Yorkshire is Nina Smith: nina.smith at railfuture.org.uk
Co-Vice-Chairs are Graham Collett: graham.collett at railfuture.org.uk and Mike Rose: mikewrose at gmail.com

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