Yorkshire Branch

The Yorkshire Branch covers the county of Yorkshire.


Railfuture have launched a Northern Powerhouse campaign for improved services that can be achieved now within current constraints, and that can be achieved in future through a coordinated investment programme, to turn the great Northern cities of Liverpool, Preston, Manchester, Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds and Hull into a single strategic economic entity linked by a fast high capacity rail network to realise the economic potential of the region as a global powerhouse.

Yorkshire rail user groups

There are more than 20 rail user groups in the county. For Railfuture's Regional List of Rail User Groups including contact details, click here. The Regional List can be downloaded in PDF format.

These groups have also been identified:
  • Kirkgate Station, Friends of (Wakefield)
  • Sheffield-Leeds 'Stop the Train'

Yorkshire is on Twitter

In addition to the national Railfuture Twitter feed @Railfuture, you can now follow the Branch on its own local Twitter feed @RailfutureYorks


Railfuture Yorkshire branch publishes its Yorkshire Rail Campaigner four times a year.

Click HERE for a list of the latest and all previous editions (available to download in PDF format).


For details of future meetings, please contact Nina Smith, chair of Railfuture Yorkshire.

Vice-chairman is Chris Hyomes -
12 Monument Lane Pontefract West Yorkshire WF8 2BE.


Next meeting Saturday 13 June 2015, Leeds Civic Hall Rooms 6 and 7, Calverley Street LS1 1UR. 13:00. Guest Speaker: Cllr James Lewis, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and a Director of Rail North. All members and Rail User Group members will be welcome.

The following meetings and events (mainly local, but some national ones) were listed in Yorkshire Rail Campaigner:
  • 17 September 2014, Wednesday, Railfuture North East meets at the Brunswick Methodist Church, Brunswick Place, Newcastle from 19:00. Talk about French light rail systems in the 21st century.
  • 20 September 2014, Saturday @ 14:00, Yorkshire Branch meeting at Sheffield Friends’ Meeting House. Pete Myers will be giving a talk. Please see the attached flyer for more details.
  • 29 September 2014 The Campaign for Better Transport Rail Group meets in the Grove Pub next to the big tower, Bridgewater Place, in Leeds @ 19:15 hours. Contact the editor for more details.
  • 1 November 2014, Saturday, Railfuture Autumn conference, Rail Users’ & Rail User Group awards @ the University of Westminster, London.
  • 15 November 2014, Saturday, Railfuture North West meets at the Waldorf pub, Manchester, from 1300 (lunch from 12 noon)
  • 24 November 2014 The Campaign for Better Transport Rail Group meets in the Grove Pub next to the big tower, Bridgewater Place, in Leeds @ 19:15 hours. Contact the editor for more details.
  • 31 January 2015 Railfuture Yorkshire Branch Annual General Meeting in York 14:00 to 16:00 hours.
  • 16 May 2015 Railfuture National Annual General Meeting in Blackpool
See Events and key dates for rail campaigners across Britain.

Join Railfuture Yorkshire

Why not join Railfuture Yorkshire in pressing for improved rail services? Please contact: Paul Colbeck, Branch Membership Secretary, 14 St Giles'Way, Copmanthorpe, York, YO23 3XT Paul Colbeck

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