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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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25 September 2018. Tuesday. Smart Transport Network. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 09.00-17.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers conference: ICE

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25 September 2018. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action committee. Venue: Fife College, Levenmouth Campus, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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25 September 2018. Tuesday. ICE NW Graduates and Students Cafe200 with Café Scientifique. Venue: Zochonis Building, University of Manchester, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9GB. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE and Buy the book

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25 September 2018. Tuesday. Guest speaker: Andy Mellors, MD South Western Railway. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members welcome. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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25 September 2018. Tuesday. Bolton station Community Development Partnership. Venue: platform 5, Bolton station. 19.30. More info: BSCDPtwitter and BSCDPfacebook and BSCDP. Also June Gala

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26 September 2018. Wednesday. Visit to iPort Rail. Venue: iPort Terminal, Junction 3 M18, Doncaster. 15.45 for 16.00 start, to 17.30. Book for this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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26 September 2018. Wednesday. The Ordsall Chord. Speaker: Matthew Benson, Network Rail. Venue: Edale Room, Hallmark Hotel, Midland Road, Derby, DE1 2SQ. 18.30-20.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham & Derby section meeting: PWI and Buy the book

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26 September 2018. Wednesday. Mid-Cheshire Line Music Trains. Venues: Altrincham depart 18.36, Chester depart 22.46. More info: Music

26 September 2018. Wednesday. Rugby Rail Users Group meeting: Future plans for West Midlands Trains, including new trains and service proposals. Guest speaker: Francis Thomas, Head of Corporate Affairs, West Midlands Trains. Venue: Claremont Centre (Age UK), 43 Clifton Road, Rugby, CV21 3QE. 19.15 for 19.30 start. More info: RRUG

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26 September 2018. Wednesday. HS1 Channel Tunnel Rail Link. Venue: Council Meeting Room 2, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RQ. 19.30. Non-members welcome. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Chichester branch event: RCTS

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27 September 2018. Tuesday. Crossrail 2 - engineering challenges. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA, and watch online. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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28 September 2018. Friday. Channel 5 TV series: Walking Britain's Lost Railways. Second of six. 21.00. More info: C5

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29 September 2018. Saturday. Railfuture East Anglia meeting. Norwich. More info: RfEA

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1 October 2018. Monday. Chester event to say farewell to Arriva Trains Wales. ATW

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2 October 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome, but cannot 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

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2 October 2018. Tuesday. 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

2 October 2018. Tuesday. Grands Prix awards for transport innovation in Paris. 6 Place de la Concorde, Paris. vrt

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3 October 2018. Wednesday. Various Topics of Historical and Contemporary Interest. Venue: Network Rail’s Davidson House Offices, Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EU. 17.00 for 17.45 start, to 19.45. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Thames Valley section meeting: PWI

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3 October 2018. Wednesday. Challenging times. Guest speaker: Andy Mellors, MD South Western Railway. Venue: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. 18.00-21.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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3 October 2018. Wednesday. Mid-Cheshire Line Music Trains. Venues: Chester depart 19.01, Plumley depart 22.29. More info: Music

4 October 2018. Thursday. TransCityRail North. Venue: The Principal hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA. 08.30-16.00. Followed by Networking Dinner. 18.00-02.00. More info: TCR-N

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. Association of Community Rail Partnerships' Community Rail Awards 2018. Venue: Glasgow. More info: ACoRP

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5 October 2018. Friday. Chester or Wrexham event to say farewell to Arriva Trains Wales. ATW

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5 October 2018. Friday. Inspiring Engineers with Clement Kwegyir-Afful. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 08.00-09.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers networking event: ICE

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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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5 October 2018. Friday. Channel 5 TV series: Walking Britain's Lost Railways. Third of six. 21.00. More info: C5

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6 October 2018. Saturday. TravelWatch SouthWest general meeting. Venue: Somerset County Cricket Club, 7 Priory Avenue, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1XX. 11.00. More info: TWSW

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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. Cardiff Queen Street event to say farewell to Arriva Trains Wales. ATW

8-14 October 2018. Rail Week 2018. More info: RW

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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 about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: 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: CILT

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10 October 2018. Wednesday. Transport for new homes - bringing transport and planning together. Venue: Oxford Quaker Meeting House, 43 St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3LW. 11.00-16.00. More info: TfNH

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

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10 October 2018. Wednesday. The Life and Legacy of George Bradshaw. Venue: Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff CF15 8DF. 19.30. (donations £2 non-members requested). More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, South Wales branch event: RCTS

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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. Guest of Honour: Dr Michele Dix, Managing Director, Crossrail 2, Transport for London. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: PFfL

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11 October 2018. Thursday. Maintenance and Renewal of the Llangollen Railway. Venue: The Town Crier Inn, City Road, Chester, CH1 3AE. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, North Wales section meeting: PWI

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12 October 2018. Friday. Cardiff Central event to say farewell to Arriva Trains Wales. ATW

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12 October 2018. Friday. Channel 5 TV series: Walking Britain's Lost Railways. Fourth of six. 21.00. More info: C5

13-14 October 2018. Saturday-Sunday. Dundee Model Railway Show, DISC, Mains Loan, Dundee DD47AA

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13 October 2018. Saturday. Cumbrian coast Rail Users' Group meeting. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.05. More info: CRUG

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15 October 2018. Monday. Class 230 Developments at Vivarail. Guest speaker: Chief Executive Adrian Shooter. Venue: Coventry & North Warwickshire Sports Club, Binley Road, Coventry CV3 1HB. 14.00. (donations £2 members/£3 non-members requested). More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, West Midlands branch event: RCTS

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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 free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical 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 October 2018. Tuesday. PWI & UEEIV Technical Seminar - Urban Railway Infrastructure Engineering. Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3NJ. 09.00-17.00. More about this joint Permanent Way Institution/UEEIV seminar: PWI

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16 October 2018. Tuesday. Felixstowe Travel Watch meeting at Salvation Army Church, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe IP11 7EL. 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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16-17 October 2018. Tuesday-Wednesday. Railway Days exhibition and conference, organised by Club Feroviar in Bucharest. CF

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17-18 October 2018. Wednesday-Thursday. What do Air-Rail Passengers Want? 16th IARO Workshop. Venue: Vienna, Austria. More about this International Air Rail Organisation event: IARO

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17 October 2018. Wednesday. Digital Railway - Business Change for the Railway. Venue: Swindon College, North Star Avenue, Swindon, Wilts, SN2 1DY. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET and IMechE

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17 October 2018. Wednesday. Network Rail Signalling Upgrade. Venue: Castle Green Hotel, Castle Green Lane, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6RG. 18.45 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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18 October 2018. Thursday. 7th Annual (2018) Planning for Infrastructure in Wales: Overcoming planning challenges to successfully deliver new projects. Venue: central Cardiff. 08.45-17.55. More info: WF

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18 October 2018. Thursday. The future of UK airport capacity in the South-East - Heathrow expansion and next steps for the Aviation Strategy. Guest of Honour: Emma Gilthorpe, Executive Director Expansion, Heathrow Airport. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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18 October 2018. Thursday. Visit to Three Bridges Area Signalling Centre (ASC) and Rail Operating Centre (ROC). Venue: Three Bridges, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1LS. 11.00-14.00. More about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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18 October 2018. Thursday. Lunch and Learn: maximising stakeholder engagement. Venue: online. 13.00-14.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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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 meeting. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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19 October 2018. Friday. Engineering Late - Autumn. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 18.00-22.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers social: ICE

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19 October 2018. Friday. Channel 5 TV series: Walking Britain's Lost Railways. Fifth of six. 21.00. More info: C5

19-21 October 2018. Friday-Sunday. Churnet Valley Railway 40th anniversary events. Venue: Froghall-Cheddleton, Staffordshire. More info: CVR

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20-28 October 2018. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools autumn 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. Steam locomotive 60009 Union South Africa on the Yorkshireman railtour to York passing through Northamptonshire, Rutland and Leicestershire. Kettering 09.47, Corby 09.55, Gretton 10.00, Harringworth Viaduct 10.05, Manton Junction 10.10, Oakham 10.15, Melton Mowbray 10.25, Syston Junction 10.40. Times are approximate and subject to change. Kettering Civic Society will be opening Time Travellers room on platform one at Kettering Railway Station from 09.00 to 10.30 with memorabilia on display and items for sale. Further details from David on 07790 197220 or email david.fursdon at hotmail.com

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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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20 October 2018. Saturday Railfuture passenger group meeting. Email passenger@railfuture.org.uk

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20 October 2018. Saturday. Campaign for Borders Rail AGM at Hawick High School, Buccleuch Road, Hawick TD9 0EG. Members only: 13.00-14.00. Open meeting: 14.30-1600. Speakers include Paul Salveson (Rail activist and founder of the Association of Community Rail Partnerships - ACoRP – and John Stevenson MP for Carlisle and Borderlands Deal Champion. http://www.campaignforbordersrail.orgCBR

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22 October 2018. Monday. Waterloo Station Upgrade - Working Together To Enhance Customer Experience. Venue: London Underground Head Office, 10th Floor, 55 Broadway, London SW1H 0BD. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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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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18 October 2018. Tuesday. Visit to Three Bridges Area Signalling Centre (ASC) and Rail Operating Centre (ROC). Venue: Three Bridges, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 1LS. 11.00-14.00. More about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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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. Challenging times. Guest speaker: Andy Mellors, MD South Western Railway. Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Room T0.03 John Dalton Building, Oxford Road (entrance on Chester Street), Manchester M1 5GD. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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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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24 October 2018. Wednesday. Transport for new homes - bringing transport and planning together. Venue: The Gallery, 77 Cowcross Street, London, EC1M 6EL. 15.00-18.00. More info: TfNH

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24 October 2018. Wednesday. Transport and land use integration to reduce energy consumption and emissions. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE and TPS

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25 October 2018. Thursday. Aberdeen to Inverness Improvement Project. Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University, Room 426F Govan Mbeki Building, Glasgow G4 0BA. 17.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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26 October 2018. Friday. Next steps for the Northern Powerhouse - investment, infrastructure and economic growth. Guest of Honour: Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WSPF

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26 October 2018. Friday. The Story of the Crystal Palace High Level Railway. Venue: Croydon & District Masonic Halls, 73 Oakfield Road, West Croydon, CR0 2UX. 12.00-16.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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26 October 2018. Friday. Channel 5 TV series: Walking Britain's Lost Railways. Sixth of six. 21.00. More info: C5

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29 October 2018. Monday. Autumn Seminar South. Association of Community Rail Partnerships' seminar. Venue: Voluntary Action Islington, 200A Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP. More info: ACoRP

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30 October 2018. Tuesday. Platform train interfaces 2018. Venue: IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. 08.30-17.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers event: IMechE

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30 October 2018. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action group. Venue: Fife College, Levenmouth Campus, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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31 October 2018. Wednesday. 1st Annual (2018) Successfully Delivering Infrastructure in the UK: Ensuring infrastructure project success from inception to delivery – identifying needs, securing funding, and successful procurement. Venue: Pinsent Masons, central London. 08.45-17.35. More info: WF

31 October 2018. Wednesday. Film night: Railways Remembered - Nationalisation. Archive films presented by Sandy Transport Society at Sandy Conservative Club, Bedford Road, Sandy SG19 1EL. £5 entrance to non members. 19.30.

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31 October-1 November 2018. Tuesday-Wednesday. Innovation for Tomorrow's Railway: All Change Please! – A look at the Future of Rail. Young engineers and apprentices railway seminar. Venue: National Training Academy for Rail, Northampton. 09.30-22.00 and 09.00-16.20. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers event: IMechE

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31 October 2018. Wednesday. Sussex Community Rail Partnership launch new station signage and mapping project for the North Downs Way which is a National Trail. Walk of 6km departs Shalford station 13.00, to Chilworth station via footpaths and bridleways along the North Downs Way visiting St Martha’s Church, Chilworth Manor and the Gunpowder Mills en route. Due to arrive Chilworth 15.00 for snack at the Percy Arms. Official unveiling by Mike Goodman, Surrey CC (Chair of North Downs Line CRP) at Chilworth Station around 15.30. More info: SCRP-NDL

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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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1 November 2018. Thursday. Polmadie & Rutherglen Remodelling (PARR). Venue: Upstairs Function Room, The Scots Guards Club, 2 Clifton Terrace, Opposite Haymarket Station, Edinburgh, EH12 5DR. 18.00-20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Edinburgh section meeting: PWI

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1 November 2018. Thursday. The Wales and Borders Rail Franchise. Guest speaker: Colin Lea, Mobilisation Director, Keolis Amey. Venue: Chester University – Parkgate Road Campus - Binks building, on ground floor. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.30. More about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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2 November 2018. Friday. Rail in the Midlands. Venue: Birmingham. 09.30-16.00. More info: 4FC-RM

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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. Priorities for the National Development Framework: developing infrastructure, tackling inequalities and planning for the future. Guest of Honour: Neil Hemington, Chief Planner, Welsh Government. Venue: central Cardiff. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects Keynote Seminar: PFfW

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6 November 2018. Tuesday. 2nd Annual (2018) Compulsory Purchase for Major Infrastructure Projects: A practical guide to successfully managing the land assembly and compulsory purchase process for NSIPs. Venue: Burges Salmon, London. 08.45-16.20. More info: WF

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6 November 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome, but cannot 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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8 November 2018. Monday. Challenging Times. Incoming IMechE Railway Division Chair's address, by Andy Mellors, Managing Director, South Western Railway. Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University, Room 426F Govan Mbeki Building, Glasgow G4 0BA. 17.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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8 November 2018. Thursday. Project Adaptations and Lessons Learnt Remodelling Liverpool Lime Street. Venue: The Town Crier Inn, City Road, Chester, CH1 3AE. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, North Wales section meeting: PWI

8 November 2018. Thursday. Sutton Rail Users' Forum. Venue: The Hope, 48 West Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2PR. 19.00. More info: SRUF

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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. Cumbrian coast 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, North Yorkshire, 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 November 2018. Tuesday. Transport Planning Day. Venue: ICE, 1 Great George St, London SW1P 3AA. More info: TPS. See also: the Principles of Transport Planning.

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13 November 2018. Tuesday. 3rd Annual (2018) Transport-Led Development in the Midlands: Delivering successful projects to enhance connectivity and regional growth. Venue: Gowling WLG, Birmingham. 08.45-17.30. More info: WF and TPS

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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: online. 12.30-13.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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14 November 2018. Wednesday. Service experience of the Hitachi class 800 trains. Venue: University of Bath, Lecture Theatre 3WN 2.1, Bath BA2 7AY. 18.30-20.30. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers event: IMechE

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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. Autumn Seminar North. Association of Community Rail Partnerships' seminar. Venue: Lancashire County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, PR1 8RL. More info: ACoRP

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19 November 2018. Monday. The History of the Old Dalby Test Track. Venue: Coventry & North Warwickshire Sports Club, Binley Road, Coventry CV3 1HB. 14.00. (donations £2 members/£3 non-members requested). More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, West Midlands branch event: RCTS

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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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20 November 2018. Tuesday. Next steps for transport in Scotland - infrastructure, decarbonisation and economic growth. Guest of Honour: Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, The Scottish Government. Venue: central Edinburgh. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects Keynote Seminar: SPC

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20 November 2018. Tuesday. Priorities for UK infrastructure following the National Infrastructure Assessment: planning, investment and delivery. Guest of Honour: Philip Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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21 November 2018. Wednesday. Wales National Transport Conference 2018. Keynote address: Ken Skates, Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Infrastructure. Venue: Novotel Hotel, Schooner Way, Cardiff CF10 4RT. 09.00-15.45. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers conference: ICE

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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 free 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 November 2018. Saturday. Railfuture board meeting. Email: lloyd.butler@railfuture.org.uk

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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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27-29 November 2018. Tuesday-Thursday. Global AirRail conference in London. GARA

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27 November 2018. Tuesday. 3rd Annual (2018) Rolling Stock Procurement Forum: Practical insight into all aspects of procurement, from identifying rolling stock needs, through to delivery and implementation of new fleet. Venue: Dentons, London. 08.45-16.40. More info: WF and YRP

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27 November 2018. Tuesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Surrey division meeting in Redhill. More info: Surrey

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27 November 2018. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action group. Venue: Fife College, Levenmouth Campus, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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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 about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WSPF

29 November 2018. Thursday. Transforming Mobility for People and Business. FT Future of Transport Summit. Venue: Hilton Tower Bridge Hotel, 5 More London Place, Tooley Street, London SE1 2BY. 08.30-17.20. More info: FT

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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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1 December 2018. Saturday. Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line Christmas Lunch at The Golden Lion, Duke Street, Settle BD24 9DU. 12.00 for 12.30. foscl

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4 December 2018. Tuesday. Priorities for transport in the North of England: economic growth, regional regeneration and the Strategic Transport Plan. Guest of Honour: Jonathan Spruce, Interim Strategy Director, Transport for the North. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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4 December 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome, but cannot vote. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2JN. 14.30. More info: RVR

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5 December 2018. Wednesday. 1st Annual (2018) Rail Skills and Workforce Development Forum: Responding to the critical skills shortage within the industry – attracting new staff, increasing diversity, and upskilling the current workforce. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, London. 08.45-16.40. More info: WF

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5 December 2018. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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5-6 December 2018. Wednesday-Thursday. Exporail India in New Delhi. More info: EI

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7 December 2018. Friday. Visit to Hitachi Rail Train Maintenance Centre. Venue: Hitachi Rail Train Maintenance Centre,20 Mitre Way, White City, London W10 6AU. 10.30 for 11.00 start, to 12.30. More about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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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. Open Day at Settle station. foscl

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8 December 2018. Saturday. Felixstowe Travel Watch public trasnport information stall at East of England Co-op, Hamilton Road, Felixstowe IP11 7DT. 09.00-12.00. More info: FTW

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8 December 2018. Saturday. Cumbrian coast Rail Users' Group meeting. 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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12 December 2018. Wednesday. Heritage Railway Association. Venue: Council Meeting Room 2, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RQ. 19.30. Non-members welcome. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Chichester branch event: RCTS

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13 December 2018. Thursday. Next steps for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor. Guests of Honour: Bridget Rosewell, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission; Professor Sadie Morgan, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission; Rachel Fisher, Deputy Director, Infrastructure and Regeneration, Cities and Local Growth Unit. Venue: central Birmingham. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WSPF

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13 December 2018. Thursday. Electrification in Scotland. Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University, Room 426F Govan Mbeki Building, Glasgow G4 0BA. 17.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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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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19 December 2018. Wednesday. Shotts electrification. Venue: WSP Offices, 7th Floor, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BX. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow section meeting: PWI

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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.

2019


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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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16 January 2019. Wednesday. 4th Annual (2019) Transport-Led Development in London and the South East - Successfully delivering new transport-oriented development to unlock housing opportunities and promote regional growth. Venue: Pinsent Masons, central London. 08.45-17.10. More info: WF

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22 January 2019. Tuesday. Railway Freight Group. Guest speaker: Maggie Simpson, Executive Director, RFG. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members welcome. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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23 January 2019. Wednesday. South Western Railway. Guest speaker: Phil Dominey. Venue: Council Meeting Room 2, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RQ. 19.30. Non-members welcome. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Chichester branch event: RCTS

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24 January 2019. Thursday. Delivering the Growth Deal for North Wales. Guest of Honour: Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport, Welsh Government. Venue: north Wales. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects Keynote Seminar: 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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28 January 2019. Monday. Skipton & East Lancs Rail Action Partnership open meeting. Venue: Earby. 19.00. More info: SELRAP

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29 January 2019. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action committee. Venue: Fife College, Levenmouth Campus, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

February


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5-6 February 2019. Tuesday-Wednesday. 7th Annual (2019) Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum - A practical guide to successfully obtaining and implementing a DCO: latest lessons and case studies on progressing through every stage of the process. Venue: central London. 08.45-17.30/16.35. More info: WF

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12 February 2019. Tuesday. Felixstowe Travel Watch AGM at Salvation Army Church, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe IP11 7EL. 14.30. More info: FTW

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14 February 2019. Thursday. Delivering HS2 Phase One and the next steps for Phase Two: environmental impact, project design and national connectivity. Keynote speakers: Tim Wood, Northern Powerhouse Rail Director, Transport for the North, Dr Nick Bisson, Director, Phase 2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail, Department for Transport. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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16 February 2019. Saturday. Railfuture board meeting. Email: lloyd.butler at railfuture.org.uk

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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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26 February 2019. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action committee. Venue: Fife College, Levenmouth Campus, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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27 February 2019. Wednesday. The Old Dalby test track. Venue: Council Meeting Room 2, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RQ. 19.30. Non-members welcome. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Chichester branch event: RCTS

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26-27 February 2019. Tuesday-Wednesday. Middle East Rail. Dubai International Convention Centre. MER

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28 February 2019. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: Business Design Centre, London. 09.30-12.30. More info:RIN

March


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11 March 2019. Monday. Skipton & East Lancs Rail Action Partnership AGM. Venue: The Lesser Municipal Hall, Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0AE. 19.00. More info: SELRAP

14 March 2019. Thursday. CP6 launch event. Venue: Hilton Hotel, Liverpool. 18.45-late. More info: Millian

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22 March 2019. Friday. Rail in Wales and The West. Venue: tbc. 10.00-16.00. More info: 4FC-RWW

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22 March 2019. Friday. Living Streets' third Walking Summit in Birmingham. LS

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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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26 March 2019. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action committee. Venue: Fife College, Levenmouth Campus, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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28 March 2019. Thursday. Delivering the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and improving transport links across the South East. Guest of Honour: Alex Williams, Director of City Planning, Transport for London. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: PFfL

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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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10 April 2019. Wednesday. Charter Trains in the 21st Century. Venue: Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff CF15 8DF. 19.30. (donations £2 non-members requested). More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, South Wales branch event: RCTS

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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

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26 April 2019. Friday. Rail in The North. Venue: tbc. 10.00-16.00. More info: 4FC-RN

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29 April 2019. Monday. Tram Operations of SYPTE. Venue: Sheffield Scouts HQ, Trippett Lane. Sheffield S1 4EL. 19.00 for 19.30 start. Non-members welcome, £3 donation requested. More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Sheffield branch event: RCTS

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30 April 2019. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action committee. Venue: Fife College, Levenmouth Campus, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

May


2 May 2019. Thursday. UK Local elections. More info: Vote 2019

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7 May 2019. Tuesday. Felixstowe Travel Watch AGM at Salvation Army Church, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe IP11 7EL. 19.30. More info: FTW

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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

16 May 2019. Thursday. Exhibition event. Venue: Warrington. 10.00-13.00. More info: Millian

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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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18 May 2019. Saturday. Friends of the Settle-Carlisle Line AGM in Victoria Hall, Settle BD24 9DZ. foscl

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20 May 2019. Monday. Warwickshire Railways, Past Present and Future. Guest speaker: Fraser Pithie. Venue: Coventry & North Warwickshire Sports Club, Binley Road, Coventry CV3 1HB. 14.00. (donations £2 members/£3 non-members requested). More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, West Midlands branch event: RCTS

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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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28 May 2019. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action committee. Venue: Fife College, Levenmouth Campus, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

June


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1 June 2019. Saturday. Railfuture board meeting. Email: lloyd.butler at railfuture.org.uk

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12 June 2019. Wednesday. My Railway Career in South Wales. Guest speaker: David Maidment OBE, Founder of The Railway Children. Venue: Old Church Rooms, Park Road, Radyr, Cardiff CF15 8DF. 19.30. (donations £2 non-members requested). More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, South Wales branch event: RCTS

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

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25 June 2019. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action committee. Venue: Fife College, Levenmouth Campus, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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28 June 2019. Friday. Railway Industry Innovation Awards. Venue: Paddington Hilton, 146 Praed Street, London W2 1EE. 12.00-16.00. More info: 4FC-RIIA

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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.

August


September


19 September 2019. Thursday. Exhibition event. Venue: Warrington. 10.00-13.00. More info: Millian

October


November


21 November 2019. Thursday. Exhibition event. Venue: Chester. 10.00-13.00. More info: Millian

December


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; for non-members there's often a discounted 'book and join' package.


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