Railfuture Conferences

Railfuture holds two national conferences each year, usually in the summer and autumn (in addition to its AGM for members). We aim only to cover our costs. 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 at a discounted rate.

Speakers come from a variety of backgrounds. Some of the organisations who have spoken at conferences include Arriva Cross Country, Arriva Trains Wales, Association of Train Operating Companies, Cardiff International Airport, Centro, Chester-le-Track, Chiltern Railways, Delta Rail, East Midlands Trains, East West Rail Consortium, East Coast, Eurostar, First Capital Connect, First Great Western, First Transpennine Express, Grand Central, Hitachi Rail Europe, London Midland, London Overground Railway Operations, Merseytravel, MyTestTrack.com, Network Rail, Northern Rail, Nottingham Express Transit, South West Trains, TramPower, Transport Salaried Staffs' Association and Virgin Trains.

Click HERE to see a list events and speakers for each organisation.

To follow Railfuture's conferences on Twitter use the '#rfconference' hash tag.

Future Events

2015/Newark [link]

  • Date: To Be Confirmed
  • Sorry but bookings are not being taken yet - please re-visit this web-site later.

2015/Blackpool (AGM) [link]

  • 16/05/2015 RDS Ltd AGM
  • Venue: Savoy Hotel
    • Queens Promenade, Blackpool
    • Postcode: FY2 9SJ
    • Phone: (01253) 352561
  • The AGM is open to all current members or their proxy.
  • Refreshments are complimentary. Lunch, if required, must be purchased in advance [book].

2014/London [link]

  • 01/11/2014 On Track for Success: The Challenges Ahead
  • Plus presentation of 2014 Rail User Group Awards
  • Speakers:
  • Venue: University of Westminster [map] Twitter Image Facebook Image
    • Room: Large Lecture Theatre
    • 115 New Cavendish Street, London
    • Postcode: W1W 6UW
    • Phone: (020) 7911 5000
  • Places are still free to book - but bookings for this conference will close on 30/10/2014
  • The 'Early Bird' offer for members ended on 31/08/2014 - all places now at the full price.
  • Prices for London: [book]
    • £35.00 - Members after 31st August
    • £35.00 - Non-members
    • £60.00 - 2 People
    • Includes: Lunch and Conference Report
  • Click [HERE] to download a booking form (PDF format).

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Conference Fees (3 options)

A conference fee discount is available for groups - please contact by e-mail for price (see e-mail address above).

(MEDIA: For a free 'press pass' please contact Bruce Williamson by e-mailing media@railfuture.org.uk or phone on 07759 557389).

Terms and Conditions

Before booking please make sure that you have read the Railfuture conference terms and conditions (PDF format).

Last event

2014/Cambridge [link]

  • 21/06/2014 Rail: The Engine For Change
  • How a successful local economy and good rail service create a virtuous circle

Click HERE to see a full list of past events


Support Our National Campaigning - Join Railfuture

Annual Rates: £18 adults, £14 concessions

It's not necessary to join Railfuture as a member to support our work and campaigns. But it would help our campaigns even more, not just financially but also our influence, if you become a member.

Click here to apply to join. You can pay immediately with your credit or debit card or PayPal account.

Further information about the benefits of Railfuture membership, including packages for local authorities, parish councils, businesses and other organisations, can be obtained by e-mailing membership@railfuture.org.uk or write to:

Membership Secretary
6 Carral Close
Brant Road


Page last changed on 11th September 2014.

About Railfuture

Railfuture is an independent, voluntary group representing rail users in the UK with 20,000 affiliated and individual members. It is not funded by train companies, political parties or trade unions and uses the principle of 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. In short, a better rail service and a bigger rail system for both passengers and freight.

Railfuture is the campaigning name of the Railway Development Society Ltd.

A not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee.

Registered in England and Wales No. 5011634.

Registered Office: 24 Chedworth Place, Tattingstone, Suffolk IP9 2ND.

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