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Events

The list below includes low-price or free events for volunteers such as Railfuture members, including our own Railfuture conferences, and also expensive conferences organised by professionals.

2014


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60th anniversary year of formation of Society for the Reinvigoration of Unremunerative Branch Lines UK, later the Railway Invigoration Society, which with the Railway Development Association were Railfuture's predecessors.

July


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21 July to 28 August 2014. Monday to Thursday. Crossrail 'places and spaces' exhibition at the Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London, WC1E 7BT. Mondays-Fridays 09.30-18.00, Saturdays 10.00-17.00. More info: Places and Spaces

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26 July 2014. Saturday. London and South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting, in St. Albans. 10.30. More info: Herts and Beds.

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26 July 2014. Saturday. The future of London Underground conference at TUC, Congress House, London. 10.00-14.00. More info: TUC

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30 July 2014. Wednesday. Indian Hill Railways. 20.00. More info: BBC Four

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30 July 2014. Wednesday. The £15 billion Railway - London Crossrail. Part 3. 21.00. More info: BBC Two

August


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5 August 2014. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users Group meeting. Chesham Town Hall HP5 1DS. 19.30. More info: CDTUG

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5 August 2014. Tuesday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passenger Association meeting. The Sportsman, Severn Street, Newtown SY16 2AQ. 18.45. More info: sarpa

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6 August 2014. Wednesday. Friends of Settle-Carlisle Line event at Ribblehead in collaboration with Natural England. More info: FoSCL

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11 August 2014. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group meeting at Hastings Direct, Collington TN39 3LW. 19.00. More info: BRAG and ESRA

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16 August 2014. Saturday. London and South East regional branch, Kent division meeting, Tunbridge Wells. 14.00. More info: Kent

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27 August 2014. Wednesday. Friends of Settle-Carlisle Line event at Ribblehead in collaboration with Natural England. More info: FoSCL

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31 August 2014. Sunday. Final day for members' online discount bookings for 1 November London conference. More info: conferences.

September


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1 September 2014. Monday. Nationalisation of Network Rail, becoming "a central government body in the public sector". More info: DfT

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4 September 2014. Thursday. London and South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting, in Worthing. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway.

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5 September 2014. Friday. "The InterCity story 1962-2012". Speaker: Chris Green, former InterCity MD. Location: Bristol, BS34 7BX. 19.00 for 19.30 start. More info: RCTS.

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5-8 September 2014. Friday-Monday. Green party conference in Birmingham. More info: Green conf

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6-7 September 2014. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture at Grantham Rail Show model railway exhibition at Walton Girls High School, Kitty Briggs Lane, off Harlaxton Avenue, Grantham NG31 7JR. Admission £4 adult, £2 child, £3 senior. Free vintage bus service to and from Grantham station. Contact: RfL

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8 September 2014. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group meeting at Hastings Direct, Collington TN39 3LW. 19.00. More info: BRAG and ESRA

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10 September 2014. Wednesday. London and South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern.

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11 September 2014. Thursday. Stakeholders briefing on Western Route Study in Rooms 1&2, Bristol Parkway Training Centre adjacent to Bristol Parkway station. 11.00-13.00. Contact: WRS

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11 September 2014. Thursday. British Rail conference, London. More info: wf

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13 September 2014. Saturday. Railfuture Board meeting. Contact: Company Secretary

13 September 2014. Saturday. Open day at Derby Etches Park train depot. Part of Derby's 175 celebrations. 10.00-16.30. £11. Tickets available from TF

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14 September 2014. Sunday. Commencement of new seven-year combined Thameslink/Southern/Great Northern management contract.

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15 September 2014. Monday. "The Metropolitan Railway and Farringdon's 150 - one year on". Speaker: Lester Hillman, London Metropolitan University. Location: London Metropolitan University, N7 8DB. 17.45 for 18.30 start. Booking required for this free event. More info: CILT

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16 September 2014. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users Group meeting. Chesham Town Hall HP5 1DS. 19.30. More info: CDTUG

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17 September 2014. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line. No 1 Inn, Cleethorpes DN35 8AX. 19.00. More info: FBR

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17 September 2014. Wednesday. Railfuture North East meeting. Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle NE1 7BJ. 19.00. Talk about French light rail systems in the 21st century. Contact: RFNW

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21-24 September 2014. Sunday-Wednesday. Labour Party conference in Manchester. More info: Lab conf

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22 September 2014. Monday. "The Network South East story". Speaker: Chris Green. Location: Maidenhead, SL6 3AX. 19.30. More info: RCTS.

22 September 2014. Monday. European Car-Free Day.

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28 September 2014 Sunday to 1 October 2014. Wednesday. Conservative Party conference. Birmingham. More info: Con conf

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29 September-1 October 2014. Monday-Wednesday, European Transport Conference at Campus Westend, Goethe University, Frankfurt. More info: AET

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30 September 2014. Tuesday. "Are we on the right track?". Speaker: Alan Stillwell, former Director of Integrated Transport, Merseytravel. Location: Cardiff University, CF24 3AA. 17.30 for 18.00 start. Booking required for this free event. More info: CILT

October


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2 October 2014. Thursday. London and South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting, probably in Eastbourne. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway.

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2 October 2014. Thursday. Community Rail Awards ceremony in Scarborough. Association of Community Rail Partnerships. More info: ACoRP

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4-8 October 2014. Saturday-Wednesday. Liberal Democrat party conference. Glasgow. More info: Lib Dem conf

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6 October 2014. Monday. "The history of Network South East". Speaker: Chris Green. Location: Ashford, TN23 1RD. 18.30 for 19.30 start. More info: RCTS

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11 October 2014. Saturday. Railfuture branches and groups day at John Peek conference room at Birmingham Midland Institute, Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS. 10.00-17.00. Contact: RfLB

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11 October 2014. Saturday. East Suffolk Travellers Association meeting. URC Hall, 62 King George's Avenue, Leiston, Suffolk IP16 4JG. More info: ESTA

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14 October 2014. Tuesday. "Crossrail developments". Speaker: John Goldsmith, Crossrail. Location: Holiday Inn London-Heathrow, UB7 0JU. 17.45 for 18.30 start. Booking not required for this free event. More info: CILT

14 October 2014. Tuesday. TOC Americas in Cartagena, Colombia. More info: TOCA

15 October 2014. Wednesday. Rail Vehicle Enhancements exhibition at Pride Park, Derby. 09.00-16.30. onyxrail

16 October 2014. Thursday. Railways Remembered film show by Rob Foxon at Palace Theatre, Appleton Gate, Newark NG24 1JY, featuring the LMS. 19.30. More info: telephone 0116 289 0531.

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24-25 October 2014. Friday-Saturday. Plaid Cymru conference at Llangollen. More info: PC conf

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28-30 October 2014. Tuesday-Thursday. Exporail in Moscow. More info: exporail

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28 October 2014. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users Group meeting. Chesham Town Hall HP5 1DS. 19.30. More info: CDTUG

November


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Government's announcement of the chosen route for phase 2 of HS2 planned for late-2014.

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1 November 2014. Saturday. Railfuture autumn conference and Rail User Group Awards. London. More info: conferences.

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5 November 2014. Wednesday. Station adoption seminar at ScotRail offices, Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street, Glasgow G2 6HQ. More info: ACoRP

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6 November 2014. Thursday. London and South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway.

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9 November 2014. Sunday. Commencement of new 15-year Essex Thameside franchise.

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11 November 2014. Tuesday. Association of Community Rail Partnerships members’ seminar for the North of England in York. More info: ACoRP

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12 November 2014. Wednesday. London and South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern.

13 November 2014. Thursday. Railways Remembered film show by Rob Foxon at Memorial Hall, Grimsby Road, Cleethorpes DN35 8AH. 19.30. More info: telephone 0116 289 0531.

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13-15 November 2014. Thursday-Saturday. Scottish National Party conference at Perth. More info: SNP conf

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14 November 2014. Friday. 20th anniversary of the start of services to and from Waterloo International.

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14 November 2014. Friday. Suffolk Rail Conference at Suffolk County Council headquarters, Ipswich. More info: kerry.allen at Suffolk.gov.uk" rel="">KA and SCC

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15 November 2014. Saturday. London and South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. 14.00. More info: Kent

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18 November 2014. Tuesday. Association of Community Rail Partnerships members’ seminar for the South of England in London. More info: ACoRP

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19 November 2014. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line. No 1 Inn, Cleethorpes DN35 8AX. 19.00. More info: FBR

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20 November 2014. Thursday. Seminar on transport policy in London and South East England. More info: PFL

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27 November 2014. Thursday. Air Rail UK, London. More info: AR

27 November 2014. Thursday. Railways Remembered film show by Palace Theatre, Appleton Gate, Newark NG24 1JY. 19.30. More info: telephone 0116 289 0531.

28 November 2014. Friday. Modern Railways' Fourth Friday Club, with 'Golden Spanners' Awards. More info: 4Friday

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29 November 2014. Saturday. Railfuture Board meeting. Contact: Company Secretary

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30 November 2014. Sunday. 5th anniversary of start of domestic HS1 services calling at Stratford International.

December


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4 December 2014. Thursday. London and South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway.

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9 December 2014. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users Group meeting. Chesham Town Hall HP5 1DS. 19.30. More info: CDTUG

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13 December 2014. Saturday. 5th anniversary of start of full domestic service on HS1.

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14 December 2014. Sunday. National rail timetable change.

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18 December2014. Thursday. Bedford to Bletchley Rail Users Association Christmas Special. Speaker: Chris Green, former managing director of Network SouthEast. Details and booking form: bbrua

2015


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35th anniversary year of Railfuture-organised first-ever national conference of Rail Users Groups.

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Target date for Royal Assent for the Hybrid Bill for phase 1 of HS2, containing legal powers to construct and operate.

January


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19 January 2015. Monday. "The Network South East story". Speaker: Chris Green. Location: Shenfield, CM15 8LB. 19.30. More info: RCTS

February


16 February 2015. Monday. 50th anniversary of publication of "The Development of the Major Railway Trunk Routes". More info: Beeching-2 and Beeching biog.

March


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1 March 2015. Sunday. Commencement of new Inter-City East Coast franchise.

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17-18 March 2015. Tuesday-Wednesday. Middle East Rail conference in Dubai. More info: MER

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17-19 March 2015. Tuesday-Thursday. Rail-Tech 2015 at Jaarbeurs Utrecht. Contact: info@rail-tech.com

April


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7 April 2015. Tuesday. "Crossrail: moving London forward". Speaker: Simon Bennett. Location: Watford, WD17 1JJ. 19.30. More info: RCTS

May


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Train services start from London Marylebone to Oxford Parkway as the first stage of Chiltern Railways Evergreen3 project.
More info: CR

7 May 2015. Thursday. UK General and local elections.

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16 May 2015. Saturday. Railfuture national AGM. Blackpool.

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17 May 2015. Sunday. National rail timetable change.

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31 May 2015. Sunday. Abellio Greater Anglia's Metro services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield to be transferred to Crossrail concession operator. More info:crossrail

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31 May 2015. Sunday. Abellio Greater Anglia's inner West Anglia services to/from Chingford and to/from Enfield Town/Cheshunt become part of London's Overground network.

June


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Birmingham New Street station redevelopment, final phase completes. More info: BNS

July


Absorption of South Central (Southern) franchise into combined Thameslink/Southern/Great Northern management contract.

September


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Borders Railway opens. More info: Borders.

December


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13 December 2015. Sunday. National rail timetable change.

2016


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Introduction of first new Siemens class 700 Thameslink trains.

January


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8 January 2016. Friday. 20th anniversary of the start of services at Ashford International.

May


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Train services from London Marylebone to Oxford as the second stage of Chiltern Railways Evergreen3 project. More info: CR

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ORR expected to begin PR18, periodic review for Network Rail's Control Period 6 (2019-2024).

5 May 2016. Thursday. UK Local elections.

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15 May 2016. Sunday. National rail timetable change.

September


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Network Rail expected to publish Initial Industry Plans for Control Period 6 (2019-24).

November


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Transport for London's first London Overground concession, for orbital network, expires.

December


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11 December 2016. Sunday. National rail timetable change.

2017


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East West Rail services start from Oxford to Bletchley. More info: ewr

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Construction period for phase 1 of HS2 planned to start this year.

May


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Crossrail class 345 rolling stock to be introduced to Liverpool Street-Shenfield services. More info: crossrail

4 May 2017. Thursday. UK Local elections.

July


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Secretary of State for Transport, and Scottish Ministers, expected to publish High-Level Output Specifications (HLOS) and Statements of Funds Available (SoFA) for Network Rail's Control Period 6 (2019-2024).

November


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14 November 2017. 10th anniversary of the start of services in and out of St. Pancras International, transferring from Waterloo International.

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19 November 2017. 10th anniversary of the start of services at Ebbsfleet International.

December


Planned start of passenger services on East-West Rail Link between Oxford and Bedford. More info: EWR

2018

January


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Strategic Business Plan for Control Period 6 (2019-24) expected to be published.

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Office of Rail Regulation expected to invite comments on Network Rail's Strategic Business Plan.

February


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Office of Rail Regulation expected to hold workshop on Network Rail's Strategic Business Plan.
Close of expected ORR stakeholder consultation on Network Rail's Strategic Business Plan for Control Period 6 (2019-24).

May


3 May 2018. Thursday. UK Local elections.

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Heathrow Connect services between London Paddington (mainline) and Heathrow airport to be transferred to Crossrail concession operator. More info: crossrail

June


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Office of Rail Regulation expected to publish its draft determination, and draft strategic regulatory statement, on Network Rail's Strategic Business Plan for Control Period 6 (2019-24).

August


4 August 2018. Saturday. 50th anniversary of last day of steam haulage on scheduled BR mainline public service. More info: Publicsteam50

11 August 2018. Saturday. 50th anniversary of last day of steam haulage on BR mainline. More info: Railtoursteam50 and Steamrailways-BBC4 and 'The Railway'

September


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Close of expected consultation on ORR's draft determination of Network Rail's Strategic Plan for Control Period 6 (2019-24).

October


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Office of Rail Regulation expected to publish its final determination on Network Rail's Strategic Business Plan for Control Period 6 (2019-24).

December


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Services start between London Paddington and Abbey Wood. More info: crossrail

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Completion of Thameslink Programme, and of introduction of new Siemens class 700 Thameslink trains.

2019

February


23 February 2019. Saturday. 50th anniversary of most recent passenger trains between Uckfield and Lewes.

March


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31 March 2019. Delivery Plan for Control Period 6 (2019-24) to be published by this date.

April


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1 April 2019. Monday. Control Period 6 (2019-24) starts.

May


2 May 2019. Thursday. UK Local elections.

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Services start between London Paddington and Shenfield. More info: crossrail

December


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Services start between Maidenhead and Abbey Wood/Shenfield. More info: crossrail

2022

December


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10 December 2022. Saturday. Planned official re-opening of services between Uckfield and Lewes. More info: Bridge the gap: connect East Sussex

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11 December 2022. Sunday. National rail timetable change and planned public re-opening of services between Uckfield, Lewes and Sussex coast towns.

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.


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