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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


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2-27 July 2018. Mondays to Fridays. West Yorkshire Combined Authority public engagement on two new stations, at Thorpe Park and White Rose. Unstaffed exhibition plans for White Rose at White Rose Office Park Reception, Building 3, Munroe K, Millshaw Park Lane, Leeds, LS11 0DL, and for Thorpe Park at Atkins Office Reception, 3100 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds. LS15 8ZB. 09.00-17.00. More info: WYCA.

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11-28 July 2018. Wednesday-Saturday. Landscape photographer of the year 2017 - Lines in the landscape. Exhibition at Cardiff central station. More info: Lines-in-landscape and Take-a-View Award winners

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21 July 2018. Saturday. Railfuture Yorkshire meeting. Presentations from Stalybridge to Huddersfield Rail User Group, Skipton to East Lancashire Rail Action Partnership and Aire Valley Users Group. Swadford Centre, 32 Swadford Street, Skipton BD23 1RD. 13.00-16.00. More info: RfY

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21 July 2018. Saturday. Railfuture East Midlands branch meeting. East Midlands Parkway station first class lounge. 13.30-15.30. More info: RfEM

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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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24 July 2018. Tuesday. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling gives evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee on the InterCity East Coast franchise in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House, Westminster. 14.00. HoC-TC. Watch live on Parliamentlive.tv or attend to observe in person.

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24 July 2018. Tuesday. West Yorkshire Combined Authority public engagement on new station at Thorpe Park. Venue: Atkins Office Reception, 3100 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds, LS15 8ZB. 16.00-19.00. More info: WYCA and TP

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25 July 2018. Wednesday. Social value of infrastructure. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 09.00-13.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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25 July 2018. Wednesday. West Yorkshire Combined Authority public engagement on new station at White Rose. Venue: 'The Hub', White Rose Office Park, Building 3, Millshaw Park Lane, Leeds LS11 0DL. 16.00-19.00. More info: WYCA and WR

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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. West Yorkshire Combined Authority consultation closes for proposed White Rose and Thorpe Park stations. More info: new stations

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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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28 July 2018. Saturday. Explore Engineering: Ribblehead Viaduct, Carnforth, LA6 3AU. Venue: Horton-in-Ribblesdale, BD24 0HF. From 10.30. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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28 July 2018. Saturday. Glenfield Tunnel tour, Leicester. Venue: Glenfield Co-Op, Station Road, Glenfield, Leicester LE3 8BQ. 15.30-17.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers networker: ICE

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28-29 July 2018. Saturday-Sunday. Harringworth Festival of Archaeology, part of the Leicestershire and Rutland Festival of Archaeology. Guided tour of historic landscape around Harringworth viaduct. Tour times: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00. Sunday only: Guided tour of Welland viaduct. Tour times: 10.00-12.00 and 14.00-16.00. Each tour costs £5. More info from sarah2chambers at icloud.com; see also HFA and LRFA

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30 July 2018. Monday. Campaign for Better Transport meeting organised by west and north Yorkshire rail group at Veritas, 43-47 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BB. 19.30. CBT

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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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4-5 August 2018. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture Severnside stand at West Somerset Railway Association's steam and vintage rally at Norton Fitzwarren Triangle. More info: RfS and WSR. Email severnside@railfuture.org.uk

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6 August 2018. Monday. 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. 19.30. More info: RVR

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7 August 2018. Tuesday. BAME Lean-in group. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 17.30-18.30. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers networking event: ICE

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7 August 2018. Tuesday. Filton Bank four tracking, Bristol. Venue: University of Bristol, Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Queen’s Building, University Walk, Bristol BS8 1TR. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 19.30. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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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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14 August 2018. Tuesday. Early Career Women's Lean-in group. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 08.00-09.30. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers networking event: ICE

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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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27 August 2018. Monday. Copy date for October Railwatch magazine, publishing September. Email editor at railwatch.org.uk with your articles, letters, campaign news, photos etc.

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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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1 September 2018. Closing date for Railfuture's annual Awards for Rail User Groups, 2018. Winners' presentations at Railfuture's annual national autumn conference, in Reading on Saturday 10 November. More info: conferences.

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3 September 2018. Monday. 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 September 2018. Wednesday. Switch on to Managing Anxiety. Venue: webinar. 12.30-13.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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5 September 2018. Wednesday. Rail Forum Europe event: New competition perspectives for passengers in European railways. European Parliament, Salon de Restaurant des Deputes, ASPOG salon, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels. 18.30-21.00. RFE

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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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8 September 2018. Saturday. Emergency late news for October Railwatch no.157 to editor at railwatch.org.uk

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10 September 2018. Monday. Challenging Times. Incoming Railway Division Chair's address, by Andy Mellors, Managing Director, South Western Railway. Venue: IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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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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10 September 2018. Monday. Campaign for Better Transport meeting organised by west and north Yorkshire rail group at Veritas, 43-47 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BB. 19.30. CBT

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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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17 September 2018. Monday. The next 200 years: Transforming London for the future - building a healthy, inclusive London. 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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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. More about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event. More info: CILT

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10 October 2018. Wednesday. Rail is the solution to Europe's climate problems. Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels. 18.30. CER

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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. Northern Line Extension Project. Venue: IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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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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16-17 October 2018 Tuesday-Wednesday. Railway Days exhibition and conference organised by Club Feroviar in Bucharest. CF

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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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22 October 2018. Monday. Campaign for Better Transport meeting organised by west and north Yorkshire rail group at Veritas, 43-47 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BB. 19.30. CBT

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23 October 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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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

November


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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, Amsterdam. More info: WRF

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14 November 2018. Wednesday. Switch on to Mindfulness. Venue: webinar. 12.30-13.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: 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 free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE and GWSR

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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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18 November 2018. Sunday. Sleaford and District Model Railway Club Hobbies for All exhibition at Ruskington Village Hall, Parkfield Road, Ruskington NG34 9HS. £3 adults, £1.50 for children, £6 for families, under 5s free. proceeds will go to Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. SMRC

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19 November 2018. Monday. Abbey Line Users' Group (ABFLY) open meeting and AGM. Venue: The Parish Centre, Station Road, Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire, AL2 3PJ. 19.30-21.30. More info: AGM

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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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29-30 November 2018. Thursday-Friday. Local Transport Summit. Venue: Hertfordshire. More info: LTS-18. See also LTS-17

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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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13 December 2018. Thursday. Next steps for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor conference. Westminster Social Policy Forum Keynote Seminar. London. WSPF

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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. More about 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.

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19 February 2019. Tuesday. Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme. Guest speaker: Peter Fagg, Senior Project Engineer, Network Rail. Venue: Woolsack Room, Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. !8.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this free Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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

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23-24 March 2019. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture stall at London Rail Festival. Venue: Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY. More info: Rf-LSE

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6-22 April 2019. Saturday-Monday. During this schools Easter 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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16 April 2019. Tuesday. Transport Focus. Guest speaker: Linda McCord, Passenger Manager, Transport Focus. Venue: Woolsack Room, Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. !8.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this free Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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 about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport visit: CILT

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18 May 2019. Saturday. Railfuture AGM in Cardiff. Venue: Old Library/Yr Hen Lyfrgell, The Hays, Cardiff CF10 1BH. 10.00-17.00. More info: conferences

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25 May-2 June 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.

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

July


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From 24 July 2019. Tuesday. 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.

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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