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Events

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Look out for ONLINE events.

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

November


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28 November 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 10.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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28 November 2020. Saturday. South Coast Alliance for Transport and the Environment (SCATE) autumn gathering. Keynote presentations: Crispin Truman OBE, Chief Exec, Campaign to Protect Rural England, and Jenny Bates, Transport Campaigner, Friends of the Earth. Four break-out sessions: TfSE Outer Orbital Area Study - How do we ensure a sustainable outcome? Planning and Transport: How do we make planning sustainable? Active Travel: facing down the backlash. Public Transport: Looking to the future. ONLINE. 13.30 for 14.00 start, to 16.30. More info: SCATE

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28 November 2020. Saturday. Walking Britain's Lost Railways. Channel 5 tv, 6-part Series 1.
Episode 1: Scotland. 13.05-14.05. More info: C5S-1
Episode 2: Sheffield. 14.05-15.05. More info: C5S-2
Episode 3: Dartmoor. 15.05-16.00. More info: C5S-3
Episode 4: Lake District. 16.00-17.00. More info: C5S-4
Episode 5: Somerset and Dorset. 17.00-18.00. More info: C5S-5
Episode 6: Wales. 18.00-19.00. More info: C5S-6

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28/29 November 2020. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture stall at annual rail exhibition. EVENT CANCELLED; SEE NOVEMBER 2021. Venue: NEC, Birmingham. More info: Rf-NEC

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30 November 2020. Monday. Abbey Flyer Users' Group ONLINE meeting. Guest speakers: Vicky Cropper-Clark, London Northwestern Railway and Trevor Mason, Hertfordshire County Council. Peter Brooks will give an ABFLY update since the first webinar. 16.30. More info: ABFLY

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30 November 2020. Monday. Coping With COVID - TOCs. ONLINE. 17.30-18.30. More about this free Young Rail Professionals, North West webinar: YRP

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1 December 2020. Tuesday. Rolling Stock Forum - Current needs, the future of procurement, and fleet required to meet decarbonisation targets. ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.30 start, to 17.10. More about this virtual Waterfront conference: WF and YRP

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1 December 2020. Tuesday. On Track for a Safer Railway. ONLINE. 12.30-16.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, London Section, techinal seminar: PWI

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1 December 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. CANCELLED.

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1 December 2020. Tuesday. Whole-railway Resilience: Planning for things that will probably never happen! ONLINE. 17.30-18.30. More about this free Young Rail Professionals webinar: YRP

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2 December 2020. Wednesday. Environmental Impact Assessment for Infrastructure Projects Masterclass: Practical guidance on conducting your EIA. ONLINE. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.25. More about this virtual Waterfront conference: WF

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2 December 2020. Wednesday. Challenge '21: What's next for the South West's infrastructure? ONLINE. 13.00-14.15. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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2 December 2020. Wednesday. The APM: The Project Management Profession. ONLINE. 13.00-14.00. More about this free Young Rail Professionals webinar: YRP

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2 December 2020. Wednesday. In Dialogue With Rail Freight: Solutions available now, and plans for the future. ONLINE. 14.00-16.00. More about this free Rail Safety and Standards Board webinar: RSSB

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3 December 2020. Thursday. Building the future pipeline – investing in infrastructure for a sustainable Wales. ONLINE. 08.30-10.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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3 December 2020. Monday. Coping With COVID - stations. ONLINE. 16.00-17.00. More about this free Young Rail Professionals, North West webinar: YRP

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3 December 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 December 2020. Friday. Walking Britain's Lost Railways. Channel 5 tv Series 3, episode 2 of 4. 20.00-21.00. More info: C5

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

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5 December 2020. Saturday. Railfuture East Anglia branch meeting. CANCELLED. Venue: Cambridge. More info: Rf-EA

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

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7-10 December 2020. Monday-Thursday. ERTMS & ETCS: The Future of Railway Signalling - Progressing with Digital Railway and ERTMS implementation in the UK and Europe. ONLINE. More about this virtual Waterfront conference: WF and YRP and CILT

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7 December 2020. Monday. Managing Change. ONLINE. 13.30-15.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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7 December 2020. Monday. How can lower density development be made compatible with sustainable transport? ONLINE. 17.00-19.00. More about this free Independent Transport Commission webinar: ITC

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8 December 2020. Tuesday. UK climate change adaptation - priorities, the strategic pathway to net zero emissions, and ambitions for COP26. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects' Westminster Energy Environment & Transport Forum conference: WFP-WEETF

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8 December 2020. Tuesday. Developing the London Local Industrial Strategy - inclusive growth and tackling social issues, wellbeing and the environment, and economic recovery following COVID-19 in London and the South East. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects, Policy Forum for London conference: WFP-PfL

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8 December 2020. Tuesday. East West Rail. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Croydon & Brighton and Wessex Sections, webinar: PWI

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8 December 2020. Tuesday. Railfuture East Midlands branch Christmas Conversation. ONLINE. 20.00. Non-members welcome. More info: Rf-EM

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8 December 2020. Tuesday. Reimagining Glasgow Queen Street. ONLINE. 18.00-19.00. More about this free Young Rail Professionals, Scotland webinar: YRP

8 December 2020. Tuesday. Support The Rochdale Oldham Manchester rail lines group. CANCELLED. 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. CANCELLED. 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. Engineering philosophy in the era of climate change. ONLINE. 17.30-18.45. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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9 December 2020. Wednesday. Where would the railway have been without the timber industry? ONLINE. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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9 December 2020. Wednesday. Community Rail Awards 2020. ONLINE. 18.30-20.30. More info: CRA

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10 December 2020. Thursday. Robroyston Station project. ONLINE. 17.50-19.15. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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10 December 2020. Thursday. Rail Transport across Wales. ONLINE. 18.30-19.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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11 December 2020. Friday. Priorities for transport in London - services and infrastructure, decarbonisation, and economic recovery. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects, Policy Forum for London conference: WFP-PfL

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

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14-16 December 2020. Monday-Wednesday. High Speed Rail: Education Interchange 2020. More about this Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education ONLINE conference, in the University of Birmingham: BCCRE and YRP

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14 December 2020. Monday. Dealing with Conflict. ONLINE. 13.30-15.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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14 December 2020. Monday. Tram Train. ONLINE. 17.15-18.15. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, South and West Wales Section, webinar: PWI

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15 December 2020. Tuesday. A systems approach to infrastructure delivery. ONLINE. 09.00-10.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers Strategy Session webinar: ICE

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15 December 2020. Tuesday. Asset management in the age of climate change. ONLINE. 11.00-12.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers Strategy Session webinar: ICE

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16 December 2020. Wednesday. Innovations and challenges in the design and construction of long-span bridges. ONLINE. 11.00-12.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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16 December 2020. Wednesday. Delivering the Scottish Minister's Requirements for Gauging in CP6. ONLINE. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow Section, webinar: PWI

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16 December 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 19.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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19 December 2020 - 3 January 2021. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools Christmas/New Year holiday period, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 181 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and heritage railways-2.
See also: Scenic Rail Britain and Tour Britain by rail and Car-free journeys to great places and overnight stays with a difference!

2021


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6 January 2021. Wednesday. Brighton Main Line Enhancement Proposals. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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7 January 2021. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. ONLINE. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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12 January 2021. Tuesday. Metrolink - 9 Years Delivering Engineering Challenges. Venue: tba. 18.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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13 January 2021. Wednesday. Class 769 FLEX - re-purposing rolling stock to meet industry demands. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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13 January 2021. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. ONLINE. 19.00. More info: Eastern

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18 January 2021. Monday. New deep Tube trains for London. Venue: tbc. 18.00-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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20 January 2021. Wednesday. Towards Net Zero - Wales. ONLINE. 09.00-10.15. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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21 January 2021. Thursday. Re-engineering Rail Freight. ONLINE. 17.50-19.15. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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22 January 2021. Friday. Rail in Wales and the West. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM MARCH 2020, FURTHER POSTPONED FROM SEPTEMBER 2020. Change of format: Now ONLINE. 10.00. More info: FFC-RWW

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25 January 2021. Monday. Places for life: Socially Productive Places. ONLINE. 13.00-14.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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28 January 2021. Thursday. Rail Freight during and since The Covid Crisis. Guest speaker: Julian Worth, Chair of CILT Rail Freight Forum. ONLINE. 19.30-20.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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30 January 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 10.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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30 January 2021. Saturday. Railfuture Yorkshire and North West branches joint meeting. ONLINE. 13.30. More info: Rf-Y and Rf-NW

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30/31 January 2021. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch stall at annual Erith Model Railway Society exhibition. CANCELLED. Venue: The Longfield Academy, Kent.

February


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3-4 February 2021. 9th annual (2021) Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum. More about this Waterfront Conference: WF

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4 February 2021. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: Business Design Centre, London. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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4 February 2021. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. ONLINE. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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8 February 2021. Monday. Northern Line Extension. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, London Section, webinar: PWI

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9 February 2021. Tuesday. Class 390 Refurbishment. Venue: tbc. 18.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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13-21 February 2021. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools spring half-term holiday period, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 181 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and heritage railways-2.
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 February 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. ONLINE. 14.00. More info: Kent

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23-26 February 2021. Tuesday-Friday. 10th International Railway Summit. Venue: ONLINE. More info: IRS-10

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26 February 2021. Friday. Rail in the Midlands. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM OCTOBER, POSTPONED AGAIN TO APRIL. Venue: Birmingham. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RitM

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27 February 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 10.30. More info: Herts and Beds

March


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4 March 2021. Thursday. Hit the North: Insight into upcoming railway infrastructure developments in the North. Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3NJ. 09.00-16.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, North West Section, technical seminar: PWI

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4 March 2021. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. ONLINE. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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10 March 2021. Wednesday. Barking Riverside Extension. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, London Section, technical seminar: PWI

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10 March 2021. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. ONLINE. 19.00. More info: Eastern

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15 March 2021. Monday. On-Track Machines for Infrastructure Maintenance. Venue: tbc. 18.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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20/21 March 2021. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch stall at annual London Rail Festival. Venue: Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY. More info: LFRM and Rf-LSE

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26 March 2021. Friday. Golden Whistle Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: Marriott Grosvenor Square, Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6JP. More info: 4FC-GWA

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31 March 2021. Wednesday. New trains for Northern. Venue: tbc. 18.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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2-18 April 2021. Friday-Sunday. During this schools Easter 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 heritage railways-2 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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14 April 2021. Wednesday. Developments & opportunities in traction technology - decarbonisation and air quality. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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15 April 2021. Thursday. Introducing the Azuma. ONLINE. 17.00-19.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers online technical lecture: IMechE

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19 April 2021. Monday. Introduction of the Crossrail Fleet. ONLINE tbc. 18.00-20.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers online technical lecture: IMechE

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23 April 2021. Friday. Rail in the Midlands. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM OCTOBER, POSTPONED AGAIN FROM FEBRUARY. Venue: Birmingham. 09.30-16.00. More info: FFC-RitM

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27-30 April 2021. Tuesday-Friday. InnoTrans 2021: International Trade Fair for Transport Technology. POSTPONED FROM SEPTEMBER 2020. Venue: Berlin. More info: IT

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11-13 May 2021. Tuesday-Thursday. Infrarail 2020. POSTPONED FROM MAY 2020. Venue: NEC, Birmingham. More info: Infrarail and Railtex

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11 May 2021. Tuesday. Network Rail Measurement Train. Venue: tbc. 18.30-20.30. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers online technical lecture: IMechE

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20 May 2021. Friday. Women in Rail Awards 2021. More info: WiR

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29 May - 6 June 2021. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools summer half-term holiday period, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 181 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and heritage railways-2 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!

June

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4-5 June 2021. Friday-Saturday. European Passenger Federation conference. POSTPONED FROM JUNE 2020. Venue: Strasbourg. More info: EPF

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16 June 2021. Wednesday. Metroisation of the Railways: How to put Pullman-Standard Public Transport at the heart of Build, Build, Build's new housing and communities. Chair: Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chairman of Network Rail. Venue: Friends Meeting House, opposite Euston Station, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ and ONLINE. 10.00-16.30. More about this ConnectedCities hybrid live/online conference (postponed from 5 October 2020) building on earlier case study seminars on Devon Metro, Northumberland Line, Rochdale Rail Corridor, MetroWest Bristol, and Oxford Metro: CC-MoR

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16/17 June 2021. Wednesday-Thursday. Rail Live 2021. Venue: Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Station Road, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8PL. More info: RL2021

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22 June 2021. Tuesday. Annual Dinner. POSTPONED FROM JUNE AND SEPTEMBER 2020. Venue: The Kia Oval, the Ashes Suite, Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SS. 18.00-23.45. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum event: RSF

July


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1 July 2021. RSN 2021. Venue: Derby Velodrome, Royal Way, Derby DE24 8JB. POSTPONED FROM JULY AND SEPTEMBER 2020. 09.30-15.30. More about this free Rolling Stock Networking event: RSN

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23 July - September 2021. Saturday-. 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 heritage railways-2 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!

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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