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Look out for ONLINE events.

Details of internal Railfuture meetings, open only to elected/selected members are here: Rf-internal.

January


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25 January 2021. Monday. Places for life: Socially Productive Places. ONLINE. 13.00-14.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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25 January 2021. Monday. Lakes & Dales Most Scenic Railway Journey. Channel 5 tv. Series 3, episode 3 of 6: Lakes and Dales. 19.00-20.00. More info: C5

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26 January 2021. Tuesday. Shaping Net Zero in the West Midlands, what are you going to do? Guest speaker: Rachel Skinner, ICE President. ONLINE. 09.15-10.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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26 January 2021. Tuesday. Rail - a beginners guide. ONLINE. 17.00-18.15. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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26 January 2021. Tuesday. New Trains Introduction: Challenges and Lessons Learned. ONLINE. 17.30. More about this free Young Rail Professionals webinar: YRP

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26 January 2021. Tuesday. The Architecture The Railways Built. Yesterday tv. Series 2, episode 2 of 10. 20.00-21.00. More info: Ytv

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26 January 2021. Tuesday. Walking Britain's Lost Railways. Channel 5 Select tv series 2. Episode 4: Aberdeenshire. 21.00-22.00. More info: C5S

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27 January 2021. Wednesday. The route to Net Zero - South West. ONLINE. 12.30-14.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers workshop: ICE

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27 January 2021. Wednesday. Decarbonising Coventry. Guest speaker: ICE President, Rachel Skinner. ONLINE. 18.00-19.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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28 January 2021. Thursday. Roads v Rail: Reducing carbon emissions by 2030. ONLINE. 12.30-14.00. More about this Transport Planning Society webinar: TPS

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28 January 2021. Thursday. Project Speed: Delivering Construction in the UK Faster, Better and Greener. Guest speakers include: David Coles, Chief Engineer, Department for Transport; Stuart Calvert, Capital Delivery Director, Wales and Western Region, Network Rail. ONLINE. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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28 January 2021. Thursday. Is ‘decarbonisation’ enough? The UK’s ambitions to lead in achieving ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. ONLINE. 18.00-19.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology webinar: IET

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28 January 2021. Thursday. Station Security Information Systems Improvements. ONLINE. 18.00-19.00. More about this free Institution of Railway Signal Engineers, London & South East section, webinar: IRSE

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29 January 2021. Friday. Rail in Wales and the West. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club virtual conference, session 3 of 3. POSTPONED FROM MARCH 2020, FURTHER POSTPONED FROM SEPTEMBER 2020. Change of format: Now ONLINE. 14.30-15.30. More info: FFC-RWW

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29 January 2021. Friday. The World's Most Scenic Railway Journeys. Channel 5 tv. Series 3, episode 4 of 6: Italian Riviera. 21.00-22.00. More info: C5

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30 January 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 10.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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30 January 2021. Saturday. Railfuture Yorkshire and North West branches joint meeting. Guest speaker: Tony Baxter, Regional Director North East, Northern Trains, on Challenging Times. ONLINE. 13.30. More info: Rf-Y and Rf-NW

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30/31 January 2021. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch stall at annual Erith Model Railway Society exhibition. CANCELLED. Venue: The Longfield Academy, Kent.

February


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1 February 2021. Tuesday. Tilbury 2 - New Port Terminal. ONLINE. 18.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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3 February 2021. Wednesday. Transport-Led Development in London and the South East: Creating sustainable economic growth and new housing through investing in transport infrastructure. ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.30 start, to 16.10. More about this virtual Waterfront conference: WF and TPS

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3 February 2021. Wednesday. Going Off the Rails. Guest speaker: Joel Mitchell Managing Director, Stagecoach South East. ONLINE. 17.00-18.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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3 February 2021. Wednesday. Whitecross Infrastructure storm recovery - Edinburgh to Glasgow Main Line. ONLINE. 17.30-18.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Edinburgh Section, webinar: PWI

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4 February 2021. Thursday. The future of rail infrastructure in the UK - CP6, the Integrated Rail Plan, and delivering modernisation. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects' Westminster Energy Environment & Transport Forum conference: WFP-WEETF

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4 February 2021. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. POSTPONED. Venue: Business Design Centre, London. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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4 February 2021. Thursday. Railway Traction Overhead Line Electrification. ONLINE. 16.15-17.15. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Cheshire and North Wales Section, webinar: PWI

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4 February 2021. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. ONLINE. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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8 February 2021. Monday. Northern Line Extension. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, London Section, webinar: PWI

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9 February 2021. Tuesday. Next steps for achieving net-zero emissions in the UK by 2050 - local and national policy, tackling challenges for key sectors, and the pathway to a just transition. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects' Westminster Energy Environment & Transport Forum conference: WFP-WEETF

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9 February 2021. Tuesday. London to Corby Reinstated. ONLINE. 14.30-15.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Ashford Section, webinar: PWI

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9 February 2021. Tuesday. 100 Feet Under to 10 Feet Above: Landslip and Underbridge Renewal Schemes in Contrast. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Lancaster, Barrow and Carlisle Section, webinar: PWI

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9 February 2021. Tuesday. The Hydroflex train. ONLINE. 18.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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10 February 2021. Wednesday. Rolling Stock Forum: Current needs, the future of procurement, and fleet required to meet decarbonisation targets. ONLINE. More about this virtual Waterfront Conference: WF

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11 February 2021. Thursday. Learning from the Eastleigh Derailment. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Croydon & Brighton and Wessex Sections, webinar: PWI

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13-21 February 2021. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools spring half-term 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 heritage railways-2.
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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15 February 2021. Monday. Conwy do it again? ONLINE. 17.15-18.15. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, South and West Wales Section, webinar: PWI

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16 February 2021. Tuesday. Derailment Investigation. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham and Derby Section, webinar: PWI

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16 February 2021. Tuesday. A railway track – for the users, by the users, of the users. ONLINE. 17.30. More about this free Young Rail Professionals webinar: YRP

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18 February 2021. Thursday. Above us only wires. ONLINE. 13.00-14.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Manchester and Liverpool Section, webinar: PWI

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20 February 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. ONLINE. 14.00. More info: Kent

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23-25 February 2021. Tuesday-Thursday. National Rail Recovery Conference. ONLINE. More about this free virtual conference: NRRC

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23-26 February 2021. Tuesday-Friday. 10th International Railway Summit. ONLINE. More info: IRS-10

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25 February 2021. Thursday. The rail regulator and the civil engineer. ONLINE. 17.00-18.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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26 February 2021. Friday. Rail in the Midlands. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM OCTOBER, POSTPONED AGAIN TO APRIL. Venue: Birmingham. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RitM

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27 February 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 10.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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27 February 2021. Saturday. Railfuture North West branch meeting. Guest speaker: Phil Smart, Railfuture's national Freight Group, on Freeing Up Castlefield Paths - New Freight Routes Around Manchester. ONLINE. 14.00. More info: Rf-NW

March


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2 March 2021. Tuesday. Next steps for improving transport accessibility and growing active travel in the UK. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects' Westminster Energy Environment & Transport Forum conference: WFP-WEETF

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3 March 2021. Wednesday. Rail Industry Forum: Rail in 2021 and beyond - recovery and reform. ONLINE. More about this virtual Waterfront Conference: WF

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3 March 2021. Wednesday. The Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet Connectivity Study – How Should we Invest in Transport to Deliver the Government’s Vision for the Thames Estuary? ONLINE. 17.00-18.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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3 March 2021. Wednesday. Mind the Gap, gauging improvements. ONLINE. 17.30-18.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Edinburgh Section, webinar: PWI

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4 March 2021. Thursday. Hit the North: Insight into upcoming railway infrastructure developments in the North. Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3NJ. 09.00-16.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, North West Section, technical seminar: PWI

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4 March 2021. Thursday. Crewe Hub: Basford Hall Independent Lines Resignalling. ONLINE. 16.15-17.15. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Cheshire and North Wales Section, webinar: PWI

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4 March 2021. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. ONLINE. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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9 March 2021. Tuesday. Trans Pennine Route Upgrade. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Lancaster, Barrow and Carlisle Section, webinar: PWI

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10 March 2021. Wednesday. Priorities for delivering the Glasgow City Region City Deal - infrastructure, entrepreneurship, employment, and inclusive post-COVID economic recovery. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects' Scotland Policy Conferences event: WFP-SPC

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10 March 2021. Wednesday. Barking Riverside Extension. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, London Section, webinar: PWI

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10 March 2021. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. ONLINE. 19.00. More info: Eastern

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15 March 2021. Monday. On-Track Machines for Infrastructure Maintenance. Venue: tbc. 18.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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17 March 2021. Wednesday. The History of CWR and Hot Weather Management or Derailment Risk and Switches and Crossings. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham and Derby Section, webinar: PWI

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17 March 2021. Wednesday. Bridge over the River Dulnain and onwards to Granton on Spey. ONLINE. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow Section, webinar: PWI

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20/21 March 2021. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch stall at annual London Rail Festival. Venue: Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY. More info: LFRM and Rf-LSE

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22-25 March 2021. Monday-Thursday. Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum - Successfully obtaining a DCO: a practical guide on completing pre-application, examination and delivering your project. ONLINE. More about this virtual Waterfront Conference: WF and TPS

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26 March 2021. Friday. Golden Whistle Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: Marriott Grosvenor Square, Duke Street, Mayfair, London W1K 6JP. More info: 4FC-GWA

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29 March 2021. Monday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 19.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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31 March 2021. Wednesday. New trains for Northern. Venue: tbc. 18.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

April


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2-18 April 2021. Friday-Sunday. During this schools Easter 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 heritage railways-2 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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9 April 2021. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. ONLINE. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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12 April 2021. Monday. Drainage at Cowley Bridge Junction, Exeter. ONLINE. 17.15-18.15. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, South and West Wales Section, webinar: PWI

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13 April 2021. Tuesday. Runcorn Widnes Railway Bridge Restoration. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Lancaster, Barrow and Carlisle Section, webinar: PWI

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14 April 2021. Wednesday. Developments & opportunities in traction technology - decarbonisation and air quality. 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 webinar: IMechE

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15 April 2021. Thursday. The outlook for Tram Train Schemes in the UK and lessons learnt from Sheffied Supertram. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham and Derby Section, webinar: PWI

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15 April 2021. Thursday. Introducing the Azuma. ONLINE. 17.00-19.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers online technical lecture: IMechE

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17 April 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch AGM. ONLINE tbc. 11.00-13.00. More info: Rf-L&SE

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19 April 2021. Monday. Introduction of the Crossrail Fleet. ONLINE tbc. 18.00-20.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers online technical lecture: IMechE

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23 April 2021. Friday. Rail in the Midlands. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM OCTOBER, POSTPONED AGAIN FROM FEBRUARY. Venue: Birmingham. 09.30-16.00. More info: FFC-RitM

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24 April 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 10.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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26 April 2021. Monday. Rail Freight during and since The Covid Crisis. Guest speaker: Julian Worth, Chair of CILT Rail Freight Forum. ONLINE. 19.30-20.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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27 April 2021. Tuesday. Electrification: delivering the business case. Venue: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY. 08.00 for 09.00 start, to 16.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution Scotland technical seminar: PWI

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27-30 April 2021. Tuesday-Friday. InnoTrans 2021: International Trade Fair for Transport Technology. POSTPONED FROM SEPTEMBER 2020. Venue: Berlin. More info: IT

May

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6 May 2021. Thursday. Elections in Great Britain. More info: Vote

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6 May 2021. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. ONLINE. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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11-13 May 2021. Tuesday-Thursday. Infrarail 2020. POSTPONED FROM MAY 2020. Venue: NEC, Birmingham. More info: Infrarail and Railtex

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11 May 2021. Tuesday. Network Rail Measurement Train. Venue: tbc. 18.30-20.30. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers online technical lecture: IMechE

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12 May 2021. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. ONLINE. 19.00. More info: Eastern

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15 May 2021. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. ONLINE. 14.00. More info: Kent

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20 May 2021. Thursday. Women in Rail Awards 2021. More info: WiR

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29 May - 6 June 2021. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools summer half-term 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 heritage railways-2 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!

June


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3 June 2021. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. ONLINE. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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4-5 June 2021. Friday-Saturday. European Passenger Federation conference. POSTPONED FROM JUNE 2020. Venue: Strasbourg. More info: EPF

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16 June 2021. Wednesday. Metroisation of the Railways: How to put Pullman-Standard Public Transport at the heart of Build, Build, Build's new housing and communities. Chair: Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chairman of Network Rail. Venue: Friends Meeting House, opposite Euston Station, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ and ONLINE. 10.00-16.30. More about this ConnectedCities hybrid live/online conference (postponed from 5 October 2020) building on earlier case study seminars on Devon Metro, Northumberland Line, Rochdale Rail Corridor, MetroWest Bristol, and Oxford Metro: CC-MoR

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16/17 June 2021. Wednesday-Thursday. Rail Live 2021. Venue: Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Station Road, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8PL. More info: RL2021

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22 June 2021. Tuesday. Annual Dinner. POSTPONED FROM JUNE AND SEPTEMBER 2020. Venue: The Kia Oval, the Ashes Suite, Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SS. 18.00-23.45. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum event: RSF

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1 July 2021. Thursday. RSN 2021. Venue: Derby Velodrome, Royal Way, Derby DE24 8JB. POSTPONED FROM JULY AND SEPTEMBER 2020. 09.30-15.30. More about this free Rolling Stock Networking event: RSN

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10 July 2021. Saturday. Uckfield Festival's Big Day including Railfuture's regular Bridge the gap campaign stall.

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14 July 2021. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. ONLINE. 19.00. More info: Eastern

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23 July - September 2021. Friday-. During this schools summer 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 heritage railways-2 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!

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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