About Railfuture

Railfuture is the UK's leading independent organisation campaigning for better rail services for passengers and freight. Railfuture is a voluntary group representing rail users, with 20,000 affiliated and individual members. It is not funded by train companies, political parties or trade unions and uses one-member one-vote democracy.

What Railfuture stands for

Railfuture campaigns for cheap and convenient rail services for everyone; better links for buses, bikes and pedestrians; policies to get more heavy lorries on to rail; new lines, stations and freight terminals - better rail service and a bigger rail system for both passengers and freight. Rail is Britain's future strategic transport network (download article) - we want Britain's railway to be a successful railway. Our volunteer members in branches and around 300 local rail user groups campaign to get stations and lines reopened, and services and facilities improved, for the benefit of the community, economy and environment.
Over the past 50 years we have played a major part in getting over 370 new and reopened stations and over 500 miles of route to join the network. Apply to join our campaign today - click Join Now using your credit/debit card via PayPal.

Who we are

Our president is Christian Wolmar, the transport writer and broadcaster.
Our Vice Presidents include former rail chief executives Chris Green, Adrian Shooter CBE, and Ian Brown CBE, along with railway experts such as Roger Ford, Alan Williams and Barry Doe, several MPs, Lords and MEPs.
Elections are held annually among Railfuture members to choose the National Board of Directors which governs Railfuture.

Individual members form the National Directorates and Officers which determine policy and manage the activities of the society. Railfuture has 12 branches in England, plus Wales and Scotland, which meet locally and campaign on local issues.

What we do

As well as organising the annual national conference for rail users and user groups, (at Cambridge in June 2014) Railfuture works at local and national level with train operators and other stakeholders to secure a better railway. Railfuture makes awards to campaigners from its Fighting Fund to bring about improvements. Awards have been given, for example, for publicity initiatives and feasibility studies.
Click TWITTER to get a list Railfuture's Twitter accounts. These show the number of tweets and fillowers, and the date of the last tweet/re-tweet.

Join Us - Become a Member

If you would like to join our campaign for a rail future please go to the Join Us page to apply for membership. It is just £21 (concessions available) which provides four all-colour magazines a year plus more. If you have any questions or comments you can contact us at info at railfuture.org.uk. Together we can work towards a Railfuture!

The independent campaign for a better passenger and freight rail network

The Railway Development Society Limited is a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee, campaigning as Railfuture. Registered in England and Wales No. 5011634. Registered Office:- 24 Chedworth Place, Tattingstone, Suffolk IP9 2ND.
Memorandum and Articles of Association (pdf 120kb)
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