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October


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21 October 2020. Wednesday. 5th Annual (2020) Northern Transport and Infrastructure Development Forum: Maximising development and growth throughout the North with improved transport and connectivity. POSTPONED FROM MARCH. Venue: NOW ONLINE. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.40. More info: WF and CILT and YRP

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21 October 2020. Wednesday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: North West. Update of the design of the Western Leg of Phase 2b: Hulseheath to Manchester Airport. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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21 October 2020. Wednesday. Unlocking Innovation - Routes to Zero Carbon Rail. Railway Industry Association 4-part daily webinar series. Zero Carbon Operations, Maintenance and Renewal. ONLINE. 14:00-15:30. More info: RIA

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21 October 2020. Wednesday. Network Rail webchat for Cambridge South station public consultation. 14.00-20.00. More info: NR

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21 October 2020. Wednesday. Newark Flat Crossing. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham and Derby Section, webinar: PWI

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21 October 2020. Wednesday. Tales from an ex-director, is it really that tough at the top? ONLINE. 17.30. More about this Young Rail Professionals webinar: YRP

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21 October 2020. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line. Ordinary General Meeting for Members and their invited guests only, please; postponed from 16 September. Venue: No.1 inn at Cleethorpes railway station. 19.00. More info: FoBL

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21 October 2020. Wednesday. Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland. Yesterday TV. Series 8.
Navan to Mullingar. Episode 13 of 15. 19.00-19.30. More info: S8-E13
Dromod to Sligo. Episode 14 of 15. 19.30-20.00. More info: S8-E14

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21 October 2020. Wednesday. The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance. BBC4 tv. 21.00-22.00. More info: BBC4

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22 October 2020. Thursday. Network Rail webchat for Cambridge South station public consultation. 10.00-16.00. More info: NR

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22 October 2020. Thursday. Railway vehicle mechatronics: an over-looked game-changer? ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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22 October 2020. Thursday. Unlocking Innovation - Routes to Zero Carbon Rail. Railway Industry Association 4-part daily webinar series. Generation Decarbonisation. ONLINE. 14:00-15:30. More info: RIA

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22 October 2020. Thursday. The long History and exciting Future of Railway Systems Thinking. ONLINE. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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22 October 2020. Thursday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: Northamptonshire. Edgcote and Lower Thorpe Viaducts: Design Engagement. ONLINE. 18.30-20.00. More info: HS2

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22 October 2020. Thursday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV.
Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland: Ballina to Westport. Series 8, Episode 15 of 15. 19.00-19.30. More info: S8-E15
Cromer to Cambridge. Series 9, Episode 1 of 15. 19.30-20.00. More info: S9-E1

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23 October 2020. Friday. Railway Industry Innovation Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Change of format: Now ONLINE. 11.00. More info: FFC-RIIA

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23 October 2020. Friday. Rail in the Midlands. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED TO FEBRUARY 2021. Venue: Birmingham. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RitM

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23 October 2020. Friday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: Scotland. New train stabling facility at Annandale, Dumfries and Galloway. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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23 October 2020. Friday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV. Series 9.
Letchworth Garden City to Herne Hill. Episode 2 of 15. 19.00-19.30. More info: S9-E2
Croydon to Shoreham-by-Sea. Episode 3 of 15. 19.30-20.00. More info: S9-E3

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24 October - 1 November 2020. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools autumn 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 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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26 October 2020. Monday. Network Rail webchat for Cambridge South station public consultation. 10.00-16.00. More info: NR

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26 October 2020. Monday. Festival of Archaeology: A day in the life of a HS2 Archaeologist. HS2 webinar. ONLINE. 12.15-12.50. More info: HS2

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26 October 2020. Monday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV. Series 9.
Chichester to Cowes. Episode 4 of 15. 19.00-19.30. More info: S9-E4
Swanwick to Brownsea Island. Episode 5 of 15. 19.30-20.00. More info: S9-E5

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26 October 2020. Monday. Inside Central station. Yesterday tv series 1, episode 3 of 6. 20.00-21.00. More info: Ytv

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26 October 2020. Monday. Paddington Station 24/7. Series 5, episode 1: Off the Rails. 21.00-22.00. More info: C5

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26 October 2020. Monday. Steam Train Britain. Ytv series 1, episode 6 of 10. 21.00-22.00. More info: Ytv

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26 October 2020. Monday. The Architecture The Railways Built. Ytv series 1, episode 6 of 10. 22.00-23.00. More info: Ytv and Top 5 rail trips.

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27 October 2020. Tuesday. Network Rail webchat for Cambridge South station public consultation. 10.00-16.00. More info: NR

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27 October 2020. Tuesday. Importance of Grammar and Punctuat!on four Engineers. ONLINE. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE

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27 October 2020. Tuesday. Introduction to HS2 Archaeology in Staffordshire and Cheshire. HS2 webinar. ONLINE. 12.15-12.50. More info: HS2

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27 October 2020. Tuesday. CILT Rail Freight Forum. ONLINE. 17.00-18.30. More about this member-priority Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport meeting: CILT

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27 October 2020. Tuesday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV. Series 9.
Whitland to Swansea. Episode 6 of 15. 19.00-19.30. More info: S9-E6
Pontyclun to Ebbw Vale Town. Episode 7 of 15. 19.30-20.00. More info: S9-E7

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27 October 2020. Tuesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 19.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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27 October 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. CANCELLED. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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27 October 2020. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users' Group meeting. CANCELLED. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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28 October 2020. Wednesday. Festival of Archaeology: An Introduction to St. Mary’s in Stoke Mandeville. HS2 webinar. ONLINE. 12.15-12.50. More info: HS2

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28 October 2020. Wednesday. The Scottish Government: Draft Infrastructure Investment Plan. ONLINE. 13.00-14.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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28 October 2020. Wednesday. Getting on Track to Rail Decarbonisation. ONLINE. 14.00-15.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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28 October 2020. Wednesday. Network Rail webchat for Cambridge South station public consultation. 14.00-20.00. More info: NR

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28 October 2020. Wednesday. Scottish Transport Summit and Awards. POSTPONED FROM JUNE; POSTPONED AGAIN FROM SEPTEMBER. ONLINE. More about this Transport Times conference: STS

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28 October 2020. Wednesday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV. Series 9.
Newport to Clevedon. Episode 8 of 15. 19.00-19.30. More info: S9-E8
Taunton to Newton Abbot. Episode 9 of 15. 19.30-20.00. More info: S9-E9

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29 October 2020. Thursday. Network Rail webchat for Cambridge South station public consultation. 10.00-16.00. More info: NR

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29 October 2020. Thursday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire. Highway improvement works - Station Road, Quainton. ONLINE. 14.00-15.00, 18.00-19.00. More info: HS2

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29 October 2020. Thursday. To My Former Self. ONLINE. 16.00. More about this Young Rail Professionals webinar: YRP

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29 October 2020. Thursday. Decarbonising long haul road freight: opportunities and challenges. ONLINE. 18.00-19.00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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29 October 2020. Thursday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: Northamptonshire. Edgcote and Lower Thorpe Viaducts: Design Engagement. ONLINE. 18.30-20.00. More info: HS2

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29 October 2020. Thursday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV. Series 9.
Plymouth to the Lizard. Episode 10 of 15. 19.00-19.30. More info: S9-E10
Hull to Malton. Episode 11 of 15. 19.30-20.00. More info: S9-E11

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30 October 2020. Friday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV. Series 9.
York to Frizinghall. Episode 12 of 15. 19.00-19.30. More info: S9-E12
Sheffield to Nantwich. Episode 13 of 15. 19.30-20.00. More info: S9-E13

November


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2 November 2020. Monday. Abbey Flyer Users' Group. More info: ABFLY

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3 November 2020. Tuesday. Presidential Address 2020, by Rachel Skinner. ONLINE. 12.00-13.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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3 November 2020. Tuesday. Porterbrook : Investing in Rail's Future. Guest speaker: Mary Grant, Chief Executive, Porterbrook. ONLINE. 17.45-19.00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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3 November 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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4/5 November 2020. Wednesday/Thursday. Rail Wellbeing LIVE. More about this free event: RWL

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4 November 2020. Wednesday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: Manchester. Update of the design of the Western Leg of Phase 2b: Manchester Airport (focus on the station). ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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4 November 2020. Wednesday. East West Rail. ONLINE. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, London Section, webinar: PWI

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4 November 2020. Wednesday. How do we embrace technological disruption? ONLINE. 18.00-19.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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5 November 2020. Thursday. Modern Railways Rail Vehicles & Enhancements Show 2020. CANCELLED. Venue: Derby Arena, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JB. More info: MR-RVE

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

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6 November 2020. Friday. Rail in the North. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Change of format: Now ONLINE. 10.00. More info: FFC-RitN

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6 November 2020. Friday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: North West. Update of the design of the Western Leg of Phase 2: Broomedge to Glazebrook. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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6 November 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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7 November 2020. Saturday. Railfuture North West branch meeting. More info: Rf-NW

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9-19 November 2020. Monday-Thursday. United Nations Climate Change conference. POSTPONED to NOVEMBER 2021. Venue: SEC Centre, Exhibition Way, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8YW. More info: UN-COP26 (COP26 stands for the 26th Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, which is the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - a treaty agreed in 1994.)

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9 November 2020. Monday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: North West. Update of the design of the Western Leg of Phase 2: Risley to Bamfurlong. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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9 November 2020. Monday. The Opportunities and Challenges for Rail Freight in Britain. Guest speaker: John Smith FCILT, MD GB Railfreight. ONLINE. 18.00-19.00. More about this ARE members-only event: ARE

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9 November 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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9 November 2020. Monday. Skipton and East Lancs Rail Action Partnership; members only. Venue: Herriotts Hotel, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1RT. More info: SELRAP

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10 November 2020. Tuesday. 6th Annual (2020) UK Rail Station Development and Regeneration: Unlocking housing, commercial development and creating an improved environment through station developments. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: ONLINE. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.15. More about this virtual Waterfront conference: WF and YRP

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10 November 2020. Tuesday. The history and development of the London Underground. ONLINE. 19.00-20.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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10 November 2020. Tuesday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. CANCELLED. Venue: Newtown Council Chambers, The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BB. 19.00. More info: SARPA

10 November 2020. Tuesday. Support The Rochdale Oldham Manchester rail lines group. Venue: Woolworths Social Club, Gipsy Lane, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3HA. 19.30. More info: STORM

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11 November 2020. Wednesday. Integrating low carbon transport into the planning process, procedurally possible or flippant fiction? POSTPONED FROM MARCH AND JULY. Venue: STEAM, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2TA. 09.30 for 10.00 start, to 16.30. More about this Transport Planning Society conference: TPS

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11 November 2020. Wednesday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: North West. Update of the design of the Western Leg of Phase 2: Pickmere to Agden and Hulseheath. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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11 November 2020. Wednesday. The Fastway: Quality Bus Services for the Future. Guest speaker: Patrick Warner, Head of Innovation Strategy, Brighton & Hove Buses, Metrobus & Spirit of Sussex Coaches. ONLINE. 13.30-14.45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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11 November 2020. Wednesday. The Long History and Exciting Future of Railway Systems Thinking. Institution of Mechanical Engineers Railway Division Chair's Address. ONLINE. 17.45-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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11 November 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. ONLINE. 19.00. More info: Eastern

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12 November 2020. Thursday. Next steps for developing healthy places and communities - supporting local delivery and service providers, Healthy New Towns case studies, and priorities following COVID-19. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects' Westminster Health Forum conference: WFP-WHF

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12 November 2020. Wednesday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: North West. Update of the design of the Western Leg of Phase 2: Davenport Green to Ardwick. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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12 November 2020. Thursday. New trains for Abellio Greater Anglia. ONLINE. 17.20-19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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13 November 2020. Friday. Rail in the North. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Change of format: Now ONLINE. 10.00. More info: FFC-RitN

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14 November 2020. Saturday. Fen Line Users' Association AGM. ONLINE. More info: FLUA

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14 November 2020. 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 November 2020. Monday. Transport Planning Day. More info: TPD

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16 November 2020. Monday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: North West. Tunnelling on the Western Leg of Phase 2b. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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16 November 2020. Monday. Leading and Developing Successful Teams. ONLINE. 13.30-15.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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16 November 2020. Monday. Kent’s Railways Look to the Future. Postponed from October. Speaker: James Abbott, Consultant Editor, Modern Railways. ONLINE. 18.00-19.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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17 November 2020. Tuesday. Decarbonisation of Transport - Land Use, Localisation and Accessibility. ONLINE. 10.30-12.00. More about this Local Government Association webinar: LGA

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17 November 2020. Tuesday. The Light Rail Safety and Standards Board. ONLINE. 17.30-18.45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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17 November 2020. Wednesday. Decarbonisation. ONLINE. 17.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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18 November 2020. Wednesday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: North West. Update of the design of the Western Leg of Phase 2: Manchester Piccadilly Station. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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18 November 2020. Wednesday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: Buckinghamshire / Oxfordshire. HS2 in Calvert – area update. ONLINE. 18.00-19.00. More info: HS2

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18 November 2020. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line. Ordinary General Meeting for Members and their invited guests only, please. Venue: The Sloop Inn, 81 Waterside Road, Barton-upon-Humber, North Lincolnshire, DN18 5BA. 20.00. More info: FoBL

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19 November 2020. Thursday. Traction Decarbonisation. ONLINE. 13.00-14.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Manchester and Liverpool Section, webinar: PWI

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20 November 2020. Friday. Rail in the North. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Change of format: Now ONLINE. 10.00. More info: FFC-RitN

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20 November 2020. Friday. HS2 online Information Event. Region: North West. Update of the design of the Western Leg of Phase 2: Hough to Walley's Green. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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20 November 2020. Friday. Bullying vs banter. ONLINE. 12.30-13.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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21 November 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. ONLINE. 14.00. More info: Kent

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21 November 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Severnside branch meeting. 14.00. More info: Rf-Sev

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21 November 2020. Saturday. Huddersfield Penistone and Sheffield Rail Users Association AGM. POSTPONED FROM MAY. Venue: St John's Community Centre, Church Street, Penistone, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S36 6AR. 14.00. Contact HPSRUA Chairman ianstew55 at hotmail.com

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23 November 2020. Monday. The Annual Scottish Political Event. ONLINE. 18.00-19.00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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24 November 2020. Tuesday. Devolution and growth deals in England - future rollout, local powers, and economic recovery and development in the wake of COVID-19. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects' Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WFP-WSPF

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24 November 2020. Tuesday. Green Hydrogen Displacing Diesel in Commercial Vehicles. ONLINE. 18.00-20.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology webinar: IET

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24 November 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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25 November 2020. Wednesday. HS2 online Information Event. Land referencing, surveying and access: land agents. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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26 November 2020. Thursday. The new National Transport Strategy (NTS2) - assessing the strategy and addressing the challenges for implementation. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Scotland Policy Conferences event: WFP-SPC

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26 November 2020. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: York Racecourse. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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26 November 2020. Thursday. Resilience and Climate Change. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham and Derby Section, webinar: PWI

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26 November 2020. Thursday. Light Rail and what it does for the UK. ONLINE. 18.00-19.15. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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27 November 2020. Friday. Golden Spanners. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Change of format: Now ONLINE. 12.00. More info: FFC-GS

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27 November 2020. Friday. HS2 online Information Event. Land referencing, surveying and access: stakeholders. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More info: HS2

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28 November 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 10.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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28/29 November 2020. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture stall at annual rail exhibition. EVENT CANCELLED; SEE NOVEMBER 2021. Venue: NEC, Birmingham. More info: Rf-NEC

December


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1 December 2020. Tuesday. Rolling Stock Forum - Current needs, the future of procurement, and fleet required to meet decarbonisation targets. ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.30 start, to 17.10. More about this virtual Waterfront conference: WF and YRP

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1 December 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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2 December 2020. Wednesday. Environmental Impact Assessment for Infrastructure Projects Masterclass: Practical guidance on conducting your EIA. ONLINE. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.25. More about this virtual Waterfront conference: WF

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

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4 December 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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5 December 2020. Saturday. Railfuture East Anglia branch meeting. CANCELLED. Venue: Cambridge. More info: Rf-EA

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5 December 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: Royal Naval Club, 3 Market Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1DL. 11.45. More info: SARPA

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7-10 December 2020. Monday-Thursday. ERTMS & ETCS: The Future of Railway Signalling - Progressing with Digital Railway and ERTMS implementation in the UK and Europe. ONLINE. More about this virtual Waterfront conference: WF and YRP and CILT

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7 December 2020. Monday. Managing Change. ONLINE. 13.30-15.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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8 December 2020. Tuesday. UK climate change adaptation - priorities, the strategic pathway to net zero emissions, and ambitions for COP26. 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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8 December 2020. Tuesday. Developing the London Local Industrial Strategy - inclusive growth and tackling social issues, wellbeing and the environment, and economic recovery following COVID-19 in London and the South East. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects, Policy Forum for London conference: WFP-PfL

8 December 2020. Tuesday. Support The Rochdale Oldham Manchester rail lines group. Venue: Woolworths Social Club, Gipsy Lane, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3HA. 19.30. More info: STORM

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8 December 2020. 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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9 December 2020. Wednesday. Where would the railway have been without the timber industry? ONLINE. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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9 December 2020. Wednesday. Community Rail Awards 2020. ONLINE. More info: CRA

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10 December 2020. Thursday. Robroyston Station project. ONLINE. 17.50-19.15. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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11 December 2020. Friday. Priorities for transport in London - services and infrastructure, decarbonisation, and economic recovery. Now ONLINE. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this virtual Westminster Forum Projects, Policy Forum for London conference: WFP-PfL

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12 December 2020. 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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14-16 December 2020. Monday-Wednesday. High Speed Rail: Education Interchange 2020. More about this Birmingham Centre for Railway Research and Education ONLINE conference, in the University of Birmingham: BCCRE and YRP

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14 December 2020. Monday. Dealing with Conflict. ONLINE. 13.30-15.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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19 December 2020 - 3 January 2021. 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!

2021


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6 January 2021. Wednesday. Brighton Main Line Enhancement Proposals. ONLINE. 17.00-18.00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport webinar: CILT

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12 January 2021. Tuesday. Metrolink - 9 Years Delivering Engineering Challenges. Venue: tba. 18.30-20.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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13 January 2021. Wednesday. Class 769 FLEX - re-purposing rolling stock to meet industry demands. 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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21 January 2021. Thursday. Re-engineering Rail Frieght. ONLINE. 17.50-19.15. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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22 January 2021. Friday. Rail in Wales and the West. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM MARCH 2020, FURTHER POSTPONED FROM SEPTEMBER 2020. Change of format: Now ONLINE. 10.00. More info: FFC-RWW

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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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3-4 February 2021. 9th annual (2021) Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum. More about this Waterfront Conference: WF

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

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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 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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24-26 February 2021. Wednesday-Friday. 10th International Railway Summit. Venue: Berlin. More info: IRS-10

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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

March

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

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

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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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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 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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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. 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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23 July - September 2021. Saturday-. 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 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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