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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.

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. Crewe Hub: Basford Hall Independent Lines Resignalling. ONLINE. 16.15-17.15. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Cheshire and North Wales Section, webinar: PWI

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4 March 2021. Thursday. Making surface access work at the Gatwick Airport of the future. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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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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5 March 2021. Friday. Peterborough City Centre Transport Vision 2040. ONLINE. 13.00-14.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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9 March 2021. Tuesday. Transport East Annual Summit. ONLINE. 10.00-15.00. More info: TE

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9 March 2021. Tuesday. Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Lancaster, Barrow and Carlisle Section, webinar: PWI

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9 March 2021. Tuesday. The Architecture The Railways Built. Yesterday tv. Series 2, episode 8 of 10. 20.00-21.00. More info: Ytv

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10 March 2021. Wednesday. Priorities for delivering the Glasgow City Region City Deal - infrastructure, entrepreneurship, employment, and inclusive post-COVID economic recovery. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects' Scotland Policy Conferences event: WFP-SPC

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10 March 2021. Wednesday. Network Rail ONLINE briefing for Shaws level crossing proposals. 14.00-15.00. More info: Shaws

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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, webinar: PWI

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10 March 2021. Wednesday. VAMPIRE - the next generation in gauging analysis. ONLINE. 17.45-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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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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10 March 2021. Wednesday. Network Rail ONLINE briefing for Shaws level crossing proposals. 19.00-20.00. More info: Shaws

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11 March 2021. Thursday. Network Rail ONLINE briefing for Crabtree level crossing proposals. 14.00-15.00. More info: Crabtree

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11 March 2021. Thursday. Network Rail ONLINE briefing for Crabtree level crossing proposals. 19.00-20.00. More info: Crabtree

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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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17 March 2021. Wednesday. The History of CWR and Hot Weather Management or Derailment Risk and Switches and Crossings. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham and Derby Section, webinar: PWI

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17 March 2021. Wednesday. Bridge over the River Dulnain and onwards to Granton on Spey. ONLINE. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow Section, webinar: PWI

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18 March 2021. Thursday. Next steps for developing High-Speed Rail 2 in the UK. 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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20/21 March 2021. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch stall at annual London Rail Festival. Venue: Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY. POSTPONED TO MARCH 2022. More info: LFRM and Rf-LSE

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21 March 2021. Sunday. National Census 2021. More info: Census

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22-25 March 2021. Monday-Thursday. Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum - Successfully obtaining a DCO: a practical guide on completing pre-application, examination and delivering your project. ONLINE. More about this virtual Waterfront Conference: WF and TPS

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23 March 2021. Tuesday. All-Party Parliamentary Rail Group with guest Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris. ONLINE. 15.00-16.00. For Zoom details for this discussion, RSVP to RailAPPG at gmail.com

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23 March 2021. Tuesday. Railfuture East Midlands branch Spring railway conversation. ONLINE. 20.00. More info: Rf-EM

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25 March 2021. Thursday. Building Garden Communities. ONLINE. 09.00-13.00. More about this virtual conference: BGC

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25 March 2021. Thursday. Welsh Transport Forum 2021. More about this event: PE-WTF

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25 March 2021. Thursday. Sustainability in the rail industry. ONLINE. 17.30-19.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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25 March 2021. Thursday. The Future of Public Transport: the view from The House. Guest speaker: Chris Loder MP, member of the Commons Transport Committee. ONLINE. 18.00-19.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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26 March 2021. Friday. The Oxford-Cambridge Arc - next steps for infrastructure development, taking forward the shared vision and industrial strategies, and supporting economic recovery. ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects' Social Policy Forum conference: WFP-SPF

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29 March 2021. Monday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 19.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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31 March 2021. Wednesday. New trains for Northern aka New Trains in a franchise that's not used to it! ONLINE. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

April


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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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9 April 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 April 2021. Monday. Drainage at Cowley Bridge Junction, Exeter. ONLINE. 17.15-18.15. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, South and West Wales Section, webinar: PWI

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13 April 2021. Tuesday. Runcorn Widnes Railway Bridge Restoration. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Lancaster, Barrow and Carlisle Section, webinar: PWI

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13 April 2021. Tuesday. Japan v UK Rail Model. ONLINE. 18.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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14 April 2021. Wednesday. Developments & opportunities in traction technology - decarbonisation and air quality. ONLINE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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15 April 2021. Thursday. The outlook for Tram Train Schemes in the UK and lessons learnt from Sheffied Supertram. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham and Derby Section, webinar: PWI

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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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17 April 2021. Saturday. Rolling Stock for Non-Rolling Stock Professionals. ONLINE. 09.00-12.15. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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17 April 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch meeting (including AGM) - 'Re-growing the Railway'. ONLINE tbc. 11.00-12.15. More info: Rf-L&SE

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

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20 April 2021. Tuesday. Future on board power. ONLINE. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers online technical lecture: IMechE

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21 April 2021. Wednesday. Carriage Design 1950-2020. ONLINE. 18.30-20.00. 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: Midland Hotel, Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SL. 09.00 for 09.30 start, to 15.20. More info: FFC-RitM

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

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24 April 2021. Saturday. Railfuture East Midlands branch Open Meeting, all welcome. ONLINE. 14.30-16.50. More info: Rf-EM

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26 April 2021. Monday. 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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27 April 2021. Tuesday. Electrification: delivering the business case. Venue: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY. 08.00 for 09.00 start, to 16.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution Scotland technical seminar: PWI

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27 April 2021. Tuesday. Land Assembly and Compulsory Purchase for Major Infrastructure: Practical guidance on conducting land assembly for nationally significant infrastructure projects. ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.30 start, to 17.00. More about this virtual Waterfront Conference: WF and TPS

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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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30 April 2021. Friday. Transport decarbonisation in the UK - low-carbon fuels, infrastructure, sector-specific targets and next steps for policy. 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

May


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4 May 2021. Tuesday. Rail Safety: Improving safety throughout the network - learning from incidents and strengthening safety culture. ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.30 start, to 17.00. More about this virtual Waterfront Conference: WF

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6 May 2021. Thursday. Elections in Great Britain. More info: Vote

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

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

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15 May 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. ONLINE. 14.00. More info: Kent

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20 May 2021. Thursday. Air Quality Forum: Practical solutions to improve air quality. ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.30 start, to 17.15. More about this virtual Waterfront Conference: WF

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

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28 May 2021. Friday. Golden Whistle Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM MARCH. Venue: Marriott Grosvenor Square, Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6JP. 08.00 for 09.00 start, to 15:00. More info: 4FC-GWA

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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!

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30 May - 5 June 2021. Sunday-Saturday. Bike Week. More info: Bike

June


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3 June 2021. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch division meetings

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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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9 June 2021. Wednesday. Rail North: Leeds 2021. More about this event: PE-RN

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15 June 2021. Tuesday. 7th Annual (2021) UK Rail Station Development and Regeneration. ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.30 start, to 17.30. More about this virtual Waterfront Conference: WF

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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. Railway Study Forum 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

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29 June 2021. Tuesday. Rail West to East conference. More about this event: PE-RWE

July


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1 July 2021. Thursday. 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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10 July 2021. Saturday. Uckfield Festival's Big Day including Railfuture's regular Bridge the gap campaign stall.

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

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17 July 2021. Saturday. Railfuture national AGM. More info: Rf-AGM

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23 July - September 2021. Friday-. 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!

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9 September 2021. Thursday. Rail: North of the Border. More about this event: PE-RNoB

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1-21 November 2021. Monday-Sunday. United Nations Climate Change conference. POSTPONED to NOVEMBER 2021. Venue: SEC Centre, Exhibition Way, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8YW. More info: UN-COP26. (COP26 stands for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - a treaty agreed in 1994.)

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4 November 2021. Thursday. Modern Railways Rail Vehicles & Enhancements Show 2020. POSTPONED from NOVEMBER 2020. Venue: Derby Arena, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JB. More info: MR-RVE

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27/28 November 2021. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture stall at annual rail exhibition. Venue: NEC, Birmingham. More info: Rf-NEC

December


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8 December 2021. Wednesday. Bullying vs banter. ONLINE. 12.30-13.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE
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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