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From 24 May 2019, until 2020. Untangling the tracks. Thameslink Programme exhibition. Venue: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB. More info: Network Rail and LTM.

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16-17 November 2019. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture Scotland stall at annual Falkirk rail show. Venue: Forth Valley College, Grangemouth Road, Falkirk FK2 9AD. More info: Rf-Scotland and FMRE

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18 November 2019. Monday. Network Rail drop-in public information event for Pembroke residents. Venue: Dutton Suite, Pembroke Leisure Centre, Bush, Pembroke, SA71 4RJ. 15.00-18.30. More info: NR-Pembroke

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18 November 2019. Monday. Class 88 bi-mode locomotive. Guest speaker: Andy Grundy, Head of Fleet Management and Stores, Direct Rail Services. Venue: London Underground Head Office, 55 Broadway, St. James's Park, London SW1H 0BD. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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18 November 2019. Monday. Aberdeen to Inverness Route Enhancement. Venue: University of Aberdeen, Fraser Noble Building, Lecture Room 2, Elphinstone Road, Aberdeen AB24 3EF. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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18 November 2019. Monday. Abbey Flyer Users' Group open public meeting. Venue: The Parish Centre, Station Road, Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire, AL2 3PJ. 19.30-21.30. More info: ABFLY

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18 November 2019. Monday. Railway Safety. Guest speaker: David Maidment OBE. Venue: Town Crier PH, City Road, Chester CH1 3AE. 19.30. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings; a donation of £3 is requested. More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society's Merseyside, Chester & North Wales branch event: RCTS

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18 November 2019. Monday. Campaign for Better Transport West and North Yorkshire Rail Group. NOTE change of venue: Editor's Draft, 88 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4LT. 19.30. More info: CfBT

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19 November 2019. Tuesday. Climate adaptation in the UK: latest on developing resilient infrastructure, channelling investment and environmental protection. Venue: central London. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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19 November 2019. Tuesday. Network Rail drop-in public information event for Enfield residents. Venue: St Michael & All Angels Parish Church, Gordon Hill. 16.00-20.00. More info: NR-E

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19 November 2019. Tuesday. Better Planning, Better Places, Better Transport. Venue: Transport for Greater Manchester, 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester, M1 3BG. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation, North West, and Transport Planning Society event: CIHT and TPS

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19 November 2019. Tuesday. Transport : the gift to newshounds that keeps on giving. Guest speaker: Alastair Dalton, transport correspondent of The Scotsman. Venue: Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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19 November 2019. Tuesday. Back to basics with presenting. Venue: University of Derby (Markeaton Street Campus), Markeaton Street, Derby DE22 3AW. 18.00-21.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology Lifeskills workshop: IET

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19 November 2019. Tuesday. Informing the passengers. Guest speaker: Peter Stoner. Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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19 November 2019. Tuesday. Cambridge University Railway Club. Guest speaker: Jamie Burles, Managing Director of Greater Anglia. More info: CURC

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19-21 November 2019. Tuesday-Thursday. Automatic train operation (ATO) and digital railway. Intelligent Rail Summit 2019. Venue: Paris. More info: IRS2019

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. TeenTech Cities: Surrey Festival Day. More info: TT-Surrey

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Transport Planning Day. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 15.00-21.00. More about this Transport Planning Society event: TPS and TPD and ICE

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Wales National Transport Conference 2019. Venue: Novotel Cardiff, Schooner Way, Cardiff CF10 4RT. 09.00-16.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers conference: ICE and CILT

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Network Rail drop-in public information event for Enfield residents. Venue: St. Peters Church, Vera Avenue, Grange Park. 16.00-20.00. More info: NR-E

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Strategic Vision for Scotland's Railway in CP6. Venue: WSP Offices, 7th Floor, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BX. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow section, talk: PWI

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Communicating for success. Venue: iQ Building, 15 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen AB11 6EQ. 17.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology Lifeskills workshop: IET

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Trimley rail link/Felixstowe branch line enhancements. Venue: Jackson Civil Engineering, White House Lane, Ipswich IP1 5LT. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineering lecture: ICE

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Clean Growth UK – Innovating in the low carbon sector in collaboration with University. Venue: University of Sussex, The Richmond Building, Brighton BN1 9QT. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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20 November 2019. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line Ordinary General Meeting; non-members welcome. Venue: The Sloop Inn, 81 Waterside Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5BA. 18.00 for 20.00. More info: FoBL

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21 November 2019. Thursday. Successfully completing procurement and introducing new fleet into operation. 4th Annual (2019) Rolling Stock Procurement Forum. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.25. More info: WF and YRP

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21 November 2019. Thursday. 2nd annual conference of UK Rail Research & Innovation Network. Venue: Birmingham. 09.00-19.00. More info: UKRRIN

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21 November 2019. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: York Racecourse, Knavesmire Road, York YO23 1EX. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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21 November 2019. Thursday. It’s ok to say you’re not ok. Venue: Network Rail, Baskerville House, Centenary Square, Birmingham B1 2ND. 16.30 for 17.00 start, to 19.00. More about this Women in Rail, West Midlands event: WiR

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21 November 2019. Thursday. All Change and Mind the Gap. Rail Division Chairs's Address. Venue: Glasgow. 17.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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21 November 2019. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station meeting. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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22 November 2019. Friday. Golden Spanner Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: The Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-GSA

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22 November 2019. Friday. Network Rail drop-in public information event for Enfield residents. Venue: Palmers Green Library, Broomfield Lane. 13.00-17.00. More info: NR-E

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23-24 November 2019. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture stall at annual Warley National Rail Show. Venue: Stand B29, Hall 5, NEC, Birmingham International. 09.15/09.45-18.00/17.00. More info: WarleyMRC

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23 November 2019. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. Venue: St. Albans. 11.00. More info: Rf-L&SE-H&B

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23 November 2019. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. Venue: Rochester. 14.00. More info: Kent

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25 November 2019. Monday. The Road to Zero - Delivering clean air, zero carbon public transport. Venue: online. 18.15-20.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineering lecture: ICE

25 November 2019. Monday. Watford Rail Users' Group open meeting, with representatives from local Train Operators in attendance.. Venue: 1st floor Meeting Room of 'The Junction', adjacent to Watford Junction Station entrance. 18.45.

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25 November 2019. Monday. Rail Freight Group. Guest speaker: Maggie Simpson, Director General, RFG. Venue: Cox Green Community Centre, Highfield Lane, Cox Green, Maidenhead SL6 3AX. 19.30. Non-members are very welcome. More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society Windsor & Maidenhead branch event: RCTS

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26 November 2019. Tuesday. North of England Transport Summit 2019. Venue: etc Venues, Minshull Street, Manchester, M1 3HU. More info: TT

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26 November 2019. Tuesday. Spain - UK Transport Infrastructure Forum 2019. Venue: ICE, 1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3EE. 10.00 for 10.30 start, to 16.45. More info: UK-Spain

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26 November 2019. Tuesday. Bristol is Open - What do you need to understand before developing a relevant Smart City program. Venue: Gloucestershire County Council, Shire Hall, Gloucester GL1 2TG. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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26 November 2019. Tuesday. LevenMouth Rail Campaign action committee. Venue: Levenmouth Academy, Methilhaven Road, Buckhaven, Leven, Fife, KY8 1EA. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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26 November 2019. Tuesday. Network Rail. Guest speaker: Andrew Haines OBE, Chief Executive. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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26 November 2019. Tuesday. Gedling Station Restoration Project. Guest speaker: Brian Howes, Friends of Gedling Station. Venue: The New Mechanics, 3 North Sherwood Street, Nottingham NG1 4EZ. 19.30. Non-members are very welcome. More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society East Midlands branch event: RCTS and GStn

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27 November 2019. Wednesday. Class 66 Locomotive Simulator conversion. Guest speaker: John Smith, Railfreight. Venue: Cosmopolitan Hotel, Lower Briggate, Leeds LS14AE. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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27 November 2019. Wednesday. Women on the Railway. Guest speaker: Dr. Becky Peacock. Venue: Council Meeting Room 2, County Hall, West Street, Chichester PO19 1RQ. 19.30. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Chichester branch event: RCTS

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28 November 2019. Thursday. The future for the Midlands Engine - the refreshed strategy, and priorities for infrastructure and economic development. Venue: central Birmingham. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WSPF

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28 November 2019. Thursday. Northern Economic Summit. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30 for 9.30 start, to 17.00. More info: NES

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28 November 2019. Thursday. UK Electricity System: Resilience and Security of Supply. Venue: IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers seminar: IMechE

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28 November 2019. Thursday. Adapting to climate change: a new BSI international standard. Venue: online. 12.00-13.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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28 November 2019. Thursday. Smart Infrastructure – A Connected Future. Venue: Teesside University, Campus Heart, Southfield Road, Middlesborough, Teesside, TS13BX. 17.30-19.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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28 November 2019. Thursday. Gatwick Station Project. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. Also watch online. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 20.00. More about this free Railway Civil Engineers Association informal discussion: RCEA and ICE

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28 November 2019. Thursday. Compatibility and interoperability on the Railways. Venue: University of Reading - Van Emden Theatre, Edith Morley, Reading RG6 6UR. 19.00-21.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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29 November 2019. Friday. Campaign for Better Transport London group. Non-members welcome. Venue: 75 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 6EL. 18.00-20.00. More info: CfBT-London-1 and CfBT-London-2

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30 November 2019. Saturday. St. Albans signal box. Venue: St. Albans Signal Box, Ridgmont Road, St. Albans, Herts, AL1 3AF. 10.00-12.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology technical visit: IET

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1 December 2019. Sunday. Railfuture Thames Valley branch stall at annual Oxford Green Fair. Venue: Oxford Town Hall, St. Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1BX. 10.00-16.00. More info: Rf-TV

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3 December 2019. Tuesday. 1st Annual (2019) Unlocking Housing Through Local Plan Development - A practical masterclass on meeting housing targets and developing local plans. Venue: Dentons, 1 Fleet Place, City of London EC4M 7RA. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.45. More info: WF

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3 December 2019. Tuesday. Decarbonising Trucks, Trains, Boats and Planes. Venue: Osborne Clarke LLP, One London Wall, London EC2Y 5EB. 09.15 for 09.45 start, to 17.00. More about this Renewable Energy Association conference: CILT

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3 December 2019. Tuesday. Railfuture East Midlands branch: a pre-Christmas railway conversation; all welcome. Venue: The CanalHouse, 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7EH. 12.00. More info: Rf-EM

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3 December 2019. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome. More info: RVR

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3 December 2019. Tuesday. Local networks enabling the electrification of transport. Venue: The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6YZ. 18.45-20.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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3-5 December 2019. Tuesday-Thursday. World Rail Festival. Venue: Beurs Van Berlage, Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands. More info: WRF

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4 December 2019. Wednesday. Influencing and Persuading with Impact. Venue: London WC1. 09.00-17.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology course: IET

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4 December 2019. Wednesday. Net Zero Emissions in transport by 2050 through Alternative Fuels and other technology. Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH. 12.45 for 13.30 start, to 17.00. More about this Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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4 December 2019. Wednesday. The Tube Challenge. Venue: Cranfield University - Mitchell Hall, College Road, Cranfield, Newport Pagnell MK43 0AL. 18.30-21.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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5 December 2019. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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5 December 2019. Thursday. Driver and pilot alertness: Rail Road and Air safety. Understanding human performance and the importance of automation. Venue: IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers seminar: IMechE and YRP

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5 December 2019. Thursday. An evening with Lord Adonis. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. Also watch online. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Railway Civil Engineers Association Christmas lecture: RCEA and ICE

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6 December 2019. Friday. The future for the Northern Powerhouse - infrastructure, economic growth and the refreshed Northern Powerhouse strategy. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WSPF

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6 December 2019. Friday. Women in Rail Annual Conference. Venue: Ashurst, London Fruit & Wool Exchange, 1 Duval Square, London E1 6PW. 10.00 for 10.30 start, to 16.30. More about this conference: WiR

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6 December 2019. Friday. ScotRail – Managing new and existing train fleet. Guest speaker: Syeda Gufran – Engineering Director. Venue: Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street, Glasgow. 17.00-18.30. More about this Institution of Railway Operators talk: IRO

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6 December 2019. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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7 December 2019. Saturday. Felixstowe Travel Watch public transport information day at East of England Co-op, Great Eastern Square, Felixstowe IP11 7DT. 09.00-12.30. More info: FTW

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7 December 2019. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers' Association meeting. Venue: Royal Naval Club, 3 Market Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 1DL. 11.45. More info: SARPA

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7 December 2019. Saturday. Railfuture East Anglia branch open meeting with guest speaker. Venue: Little St Mary’s Church, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QG. 14.00. More info: Rf-EA

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9 December 2019. Monday. High Speed Railways. Venue: 29 John Dalton Street, Manchester, M2 6LN. More about this free Young Rail Professionals talk: YRP

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9 December 2019. Monday. Dreaming Big: Transportation Infrastructure and Interdisciplinary Interfaces on Complex Mega-Projects. Venue: Cambridge University, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers Brunel lecture: ICE

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9 December 2019. Monday. Australia Study Visit, October 2019. Guest speaker: Simon Feast. Venue: London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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9 December 2019. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group annual Christmas social. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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10 December 2019. Tuesday. Completing Crossrail and priorities for moving forward Crossrail 2. Venue: central London. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Policy Forum for London seminar: PFfL

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10 December 2019. Tuesday. Dreaming Big: Transportation Infrastructure and Interdisciplinary Interfaces on Complex Mega-Projects. Venue: Cardiff University, School of Engineering, Trevithick Lecture Theatre (T2/09), The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA. 17.30-19.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers Brunel lecture: ICE

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10 December 2019. Tuesday. Fog Computing: Solving the connectivity divide on trains. Venue: Euston Suite, The Derby Conference Centre, Derby DE24 8UX. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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10 December 2019. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users' Group meeting. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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11-12 December 2019. Wednesday-Thursday. Internal combustion engines and Powertrain Systems for future transport. Venue: Fazeley Studios, Birmingham. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers conference: IMechE

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11 December 2019. Wednesday. Hitachi Rail Factory Visit POSTPONED ONE WEEK. Venue: Hitachi Rail Europe, Merchant Park, Millennium Way, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6UG. 15.30 for 16.00 start, to 18.30. More about this Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport visit: CILT

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11 December 2019. Wednesday. Dreaming Big: Transportation Infrastructure and Interdisciplinary Interfaces on Complex Mega-Projects. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 18.30-19.45. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers Brunel closing lecture: ICE

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12 December 2019. Thursday. Leading and Developing Successful Teams. Venue: James Weir Buillding, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow G1 1XJ. 17.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology Lifeskills workshop: IET

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12 December 2019. Thursday. Bringing hotel quality to overnight travel to Scotland. Venue: Derby Conference Centre, London Road, Derby DE24 8UX. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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12 December 2019. Thursday. Battery Technology. Venue: Alan Berry Building, Coventry University, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FB. 18.30-21.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology, Coventry and Warwickshire, Christmas Lecture: IET

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13 December 2019. Friday. Starting out in Coaching. Venue: online. 10.30-11.30. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology webinar: IET

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14 December 2019. Saturday. Cumbrian coast Rail Users' Group meeting. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.05. More info: CRUG

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16 December 2019. Monday. Managing Change. Venue: online. 10.30-11.30. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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17 December 2019. Tuesday. An evening with Gordon Pettitt OBE. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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18 December 2019. Wednesday. Hitachi Rail Factory Visit. Venue: Hitachi Rail Europe, Merchant Park, Millennium Way, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6UG. 15.30 for 16.00 start, to 18.30. More about this Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport visit: CILT

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18 December 2019. Wednesday. Glasgow Queen Street Renovation. Venue: WSP Offices, 7th Floor, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3BX. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow section, talk: PWI

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19 December 2019. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station meeting. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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20 December 2019-2 January 2020. Friday-Thursday. Britain's Railway OPEN FOR BUSINESS! See NR.

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21 December 2019-5 January 2020. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools Christmas/New Year holiday period, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 181 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and Events.
See also: Scenic Rail Britain and Tour Britain by rail and Car-free journeys to great places and overnight stays with a difference!

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7 January 2020. Tuesday. The Role of Future Mobility in the Transport for the South East Strategy. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18:30 for 19:00 start, to 20:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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8 January 2020. Wednesday. Applying Common Safety Methods to Railway Projects. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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8 January 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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9 January 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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11 January 2020. Saturday. Railfuture East Midlands branch: open meeting; all welcome. Venue: tbc. 14.00-16.30. More info: Rf-EM

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15 January 2020. Wednesday. Delivering transport oriented and transformative development to successfully increase connectivity and create new housing areas. 5th Annual (2020) Transport-Led Development in London and the South East. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.10. More info: WF

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15 January 2020. Wednesday. AZUMA Operation and Maintenance of the UKs most famous new fleet. Venue: The Cosmopolitan Hotel, 2 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 4AE. 18.00-20.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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20 January 2020. Monday. New Trains for Docklands. Venue: tbc. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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21 January 2020. Tuesday. The future for UK infrastructure finance - public and private investment, alternative support models and new institutional structures. Venue: central London. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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21 January 2020. Tuesday. Spa Valley Railway. Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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21 January 2020. Tuesday. Guest speaker: Chris Garthwaite, CEO and Founder, CGA. Venue: London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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21 January 2020. Tuesday. National Railway Museum. Guest speaker: Andrew MacLean, Deputy Director and Head Curator. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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23 January 2020. Thursday. Coventry Light Tram System. Venue: Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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24 January 2020. Friday. Golden Whistles Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: The Marriott Grosvenor Square in Duke Street, London W1K 6JP. More info: FFC-GWA

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25-26 January 2020. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch stall at annual Erith Model Railway Society exhibition. Venue: The Longfield Academy, Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH. 10.00-17.00/16.00. More info: Rf-L&SE and EMRS

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28 January 2020. Tuesday. Discovering new opportunities, pipelines, priorities and private investment structures. 3rd Annual (2020) Securing Investment in the Rail Sector. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.40. More info: WF

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4 February 2020. Tuesday. Signal Sighting - Dark Art to Scientific Speciality. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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6 February 2020. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: Business Design Centre, London. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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6 February 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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10 February 2020. Monday. Guest speaker: Paul Plummer, CEO, Rail Delivery Group. Venue: London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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11 February 2020. Tuesday. TeenTech Cities: Manchester Festival Day. More info: TT-M

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15 February 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. Venue: Rochester. 14.00. More info: Kent

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18 February 2020. Tuesday. Open Access Rail Operations. Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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18 February 2020. Tuesday. European Railway Award. Venue: Brussels. More info: ERA

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19-21 February 2020. Wednesday-Friday. Breaking down barriers through digital transformation. 9th International Railway Summit. Venue: Warsaw, Poland. More info: IRS and IRS-9

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21-23 February 2020. Friday-Sunday. Railfuture Scotland stall at annual Rail Show. Venue: Scottish Event Campus Centre (SEC), Glasgow G3 8YW. More info: Rf-Scotland and MRS

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25 February 2020. Tuesday. Vivarail. Guest speaker: Adrian Shooter, Chief Executive Officer. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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27 February 2020. Thursday. Next steps for the Cambridge - Milton Keynes - Oxford Arc: infrastructure, connectivity and housing. Venue: central London. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WSPF

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4 March 2020. Wednesday. Academic Support For The Rail Industry. Venue: Institute of Railway Research, Huddersfield University, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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5 March 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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9 March 2020. Monday. Viva Rail D-Train. Guest speaker: Adrian Shooter, Chief Executive at Viva Rail. Venue: London Underground Head Office, 55 Broadway, St. James's Park, London SW1H 0BD. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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10 March 2020. Tuesday. Next steps for high speed rail in the UK following the independent review. Venue: central London. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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11 March 2020. Wednesday. Delivering ETCS: deploying Digital Signalling technologies in the UK. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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11 March 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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11 March 2020. Wednesday. HS2. Venue: Stafford College, Main Lecture Theatre, Earl Street (Access via Tenterbanks Entrance - opposite Victoria Park), Stafford ST16 2QR. 19.00-21.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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12 March 2020. Thursday. Hybrid diesel and battery-powered trains. Venue: Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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17 March 2020. Tuesday. The Light Rail Safety and Standards Board. Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport lecture: CILT

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21-22 March 2020. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture London & South East branch stall at annual London Rail Festival. Venue: Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY. More info: LFRM

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24 March 2020. Tuesday. Class 442 Re-engineering. Guest speaker: Neil Drury, Engineering Director, South Western Railway. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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25 March 2020. Wednesday. An evening with the Chairman of Network Rail – Sir Peter Hendy CBE. Venue: The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 20.00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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6 April 2020. Monday. Rail Operations Group of companies. Venue: Sheffield Scouts HQ, Trippett Lane, Sheffield S1 4EL. 19.00 for 19.30 start. A donation of £3.00 non-members is requested. More about this Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, Sheffield branch, event: RCTS

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7 April 2020. Tuesday. Brighton Main Line Enhancement Proposals. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18:30 for 19:00 start, to 20:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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8 April 2020. Wednesday. Vivarail: designing and building emission-free trains for the UK. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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15 April 2020. Wednesday. Guest speaker: Lesley Stephenson, Caha Registrar. Venue: London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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16 April 2020. Thursday. Introducing the Azuma. Venue: Edinburgh EH1 1DE. 17.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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18 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Scotland meeting on board MV Maid of the Loch in Balloch. 14.00. Email secretary@railfuturescotland.org.uk

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18 April 2020. Saturday. Behind the scenes at the National Railway Museum. Venue: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. 14.30-16.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers social event: IMechE

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20 April 2020. Monday. Platform-train interface. Venue: London Underground Head Office, 55 Broadway, St. James's Park, London SW1H 0BD. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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20 April 2020. Monday. High Speed 1. Venue: Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8LB. 19.30. A donation of £2.50 non-members is requested. More about this Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, South Essex branch, event: RCTS

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23 April 2020. Thursday. Midlands Connect – an update on the Business Cases for the Midlands Rail Hub and the Thames Valley – Airport – Midlands (TVAM) Corridor. Venue: Centro House, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. 17:15 for 17:30 start, to 18:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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28 April 2020. Tuesday. Future on-board power. Venue: 5th Floor, Milford House, 1 Milford Street, Swindon SN1 1DW. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers free technical lecture: [|IMechE]

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28 April 2020. Tuesday. Guest speaker: Dick Fearn, Member - Williams Rail Review, and ex-CEO Irish Railways. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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30 April 2020. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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30 April 2020. Thursday East West Rail. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 14.00. More about this Railway Civil Engineers Association technical seminar: RCEA

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6 May 2020. Wednesday. Investigating the Sandilands tram accident. Venue: Room PL001, Department of Electronics & Physics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD. 16.30 for 18.00 start, to 20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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12 May 2020. Tuesday. Modern Wheel Slip Prevention Systems. Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Room T0.03 John Dalton Building, Oxford Road (entrance on Chester Street), Manchester M1 5GD. 18.30-20.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers free technical lecture: IMechE

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18 May 2020. Monday. Two London Railways - Thameslink and Crossrail. Guest speaker: Chris Green. Venue: Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8LB. 19.30. A donation of £2.50 non-members is requested. More about this Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, South Essex branch, event: RCTS

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19 May 2020. Tuesday. Railways, civil engineering & the history of Hornby. Venue: Hornby Visitors Centre, Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JX (direct bus from Ramsgate station). 11.30-16.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers networking event: ICE

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20 May 2020. Wednesday. Old Oak Common and regeneration in North West London - housing, economic development and delivering an integrated transport hub. Venue: central London. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Policy Forum for London seminar: PFfL

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20 May 2020. Wednesday. Guest speaker: Peter Wilkinson, Managing Director, Passenger Services, DfT. Venue: London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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2 June 2020. Tuesday. The Helston Railway 1882 - 2020. Guest speaker: Chris Heaps. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18:30 for 19:00 start, to 20:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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10 June 2020. Wednesday. Annual Dinner. Venue: Kia Oval, London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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18 June 2020. Thursday. TeenTech Cities: Hampshire Festival Day. More info: TT-H

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27 June 2020. Saturday. Railfuture national AGM. Venue: Birmingham.

Railfuture now holds one national conference each year, normally in the autumn (in addition to its national AGM for members). The conference is competitively priced, to be within rail users' price range, and is open to everyone. Railfuture members are usually offered a chance to attend conferences at a discounted rate if booked early; for non-members there's often a discounted 'book and join' package.
Details of other internal Railfuture meetings, open only to elected/selected members, including the annual Branches & Groups Day held each autumn, are here: Rf-internal.

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