Nominations close 1st September
Railfuture's annual Awards for Rail User Groups aim to recognise and reward local volunteers who come together and work tirelessly to improve their local railway and stations on behalf of their passengers, efforts which all-too-often would otherwise pass unheralded. Newsletters, websites, campaigns, campaigners, new groups and, new for this year, use of social media - all are in the field for the 'shy and retiring' to be bold and have a go at celebrating success; yes, self-nomination is allowed!
The volunteers may be modest but that cannot be said of their achievements. Now in their fourth year, the RUG Awards have celebrated 14 RUGs, three individual campaigners - and, through one RUG, a winning entry from among a group of Northumberland schools!
Awards organiser Roger Blake will accept nominations until Friday 4th September PROVIDED he is advised by the closing date Tuesday 1st September that a nomination is on its way.
So don't let your story stay hidden under your RUG! Find out how to enter by clicking here or on the orange logo in the left hand column of our website. Let's be hearing from you, and book your place for the presentations in Bristol at our autumn conference (members' early-bird discount ends Bank Holiday Monday!). Collect your certificate, then get your photo taken with President Wolmar and look forward to a year's free Railfuture membership. Good luck!
RailfutureRailfuture 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 affiliated to or funded by train companies, political parties or trade unions, and uses one-member one-vote democracy.
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 – a better rail service and a bigger rail system for both passengers and freight. 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.
Working with RailfutureAs well as organising the annual national conference for rail users and user groups, 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.
Join Us - Become a MemberIf 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 £18 (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
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