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

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15 July-1 September 2020. Wednesday-Tuesday. 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!

August


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5 August 2020. Wednesday. Transport development planned and needed in the Midlands. ONLINE. 10.00-11.00. More about this Waterfront Conferences webinar: WF

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5 August 2020. Wednesday. Transport infrastructure priorities in Wales in a post Covid-19 world. ONLINE. 13.00-14.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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5 August 2020. Wednesday. Walking Britain's Lost Railways. Series 2, episode 3: North Wales. 19.00-20.00. More info: C5

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5 August 2020. Wednesday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV series.
Hythe to Hastings. Series 2, episode 20 of 25. 19.00-19.30. More info: S2-E20
Ayr to Paisley. Series 2, episode 21 of 25. 19.30-20.00. More info: S2-E21

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5 August 2020. Wednesday. Great Continental Railway Journeys. BBC2 tv. Series 7, episode 2: Orleans to Reims. 20.00-21.00. More info: BBC2

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6 August 2020. Thursday. Is it possible to predict the future? The strategic planning of the rail network. ONLINE. 18.00-19.00. More about this Institution of Railway Operators webinar: IRO

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6 August 2020. Thursday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV series.
Dumbarton to Tyndrum. Series 2, episode 22 of 25. 19.00-19.30. More info: S2-E22
Oban to Corrour. Series 2, episode 23 of 25. 19.30-20.00. More info: S2-E23

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

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7 August 2020. Friday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV series.
Roybridge to Glenfinnan. Series 2, episode 24 of 25. 19.00-19.30. More info: S2-E24
Lochailort to Skye. Series 2, episode 25 of 25. 19.30-20.00. More info: S2-E25

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7 August 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. PROBABLY CANCELLED. 19.00. More info: PCS

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8 August 2020. Saturday. Cotswold Line Promotion Group. AGM. Venue: ONLINE. (WI Hall, New Road, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0AS). 10.30. More info: CLPG

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8 August 2020. Saturday. Cumbrian coast Rail Users' Group meeting. PROBABLY CANCELLED. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.05. More info: CRUG

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8 August 2020. Saturday. Great Continental Railway Journeys. BBC2 tv. Series 7, episode 2: Orleans to Reims. 18.00-19.00. More info: BBC2

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10 August 2020. Monday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV. Series 3.
Great Yarmouth to Beccles. Episode 1 of 25. 19.00-19.30. More info: S3-E1
Darsham to Felixstowe. Episode 2 of 25. 19.30-20.00. More info: S3-E2

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10 August 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: ONLINE. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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11 August 2020. Tuesday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV. Series 3.
Sudbury to Southend. Episode 3 of 25. 19.00-19.30. More info: S3-E3
Epping to Hackney. Episode 4 of 25. 19.30-20.00. More info: S3-E4

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

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12 August 2020. Wednesday. Recovery and renewal. ONLINE. More about this Community Rail Network webinar: CRN

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12 August 2020. Wednesday. How can Britain's hydrogen economy develop over the next 30 years? ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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12 August 2020. Wednesday. Great British Railway Journeys. Yesterday TV. Series 3.
Fenchurch to Embankment. Episode 5 of 25. 19.00-19.30. More info: S3-E5
Windsor to Didcot. Episode 6 of 25. 19.30-20.00. More info: S3-E6

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12 August 2020. Wednesday. Walking Britain's Lost Railways. Series 2, episode 4: Aberdeenshire. 19.00-20.00. More info: C5

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12 August 2020. Wednesday. Great Continental Railway Journeys. BBC2 tv. Series 7, episode 3: Berlin to Stuttgart. 20.00-21.00. More info: BBC2

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12 August 2020. Wednesday. The Yorkshire Steam Railway: All Aboard. Channel 5 Select tv. Series 1, episode 1 of 3. 22.00-23.00. More info: C5S

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

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17 August 2020. Monday. Dealing with Conflict. ONLINE. 10.30-12.00. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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17 August 2020. Monday. Platform-train interface. Guest speaker: Neil Gofton, Principal Track Engineer, Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB). ONLINE. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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20 August 2020. Thursday. Transport development planned and needed in London and the South East. ONLINE. 10.00-11.00. More about this Waterfront Conferences webinar: WF

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20 August 2020. Thursday. Future mobility, an ever-changing landscape. ONLINE. 12.30-13.30. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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22/23 August 2020. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch stall 106A at rescheduled annual London Rail Festival. CANCELLED, NEXT SHOW IN 2021. Venue: Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY. More info: LFRM and Rf-LSE

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24 August 2020. Monday. Decarbonising transport. ONLINE. More about this Community Rail Network members' consultation webinar: CRN

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25 August 2020. Tuesday. Railfuture East Midlands branch open meeting: a summer railway conversation. 12.00. Venue: The Canalhouse, Nottingham. More info: Rf-EM

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25 August 2020. Tuesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds division meeting. ONLINE. 19.30-20.30. More info: Herts and Beds

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25 August 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. PROBABLY 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 August 2020. Thursday. Competition in European Rail; Benefits of on track competition i.e competition in the market, not just for the market; Innovations seen in European rail as a result of the new players; Impact of COViD19 on European rail and Open Access in particular; The future of Open Access in Europe. Guest speaker: Nick Brooks, Secretary General - ALLRAIL asbl – Brussells. ONLINE. 18.00-19.00. More about this free Railway Study Forum webinar: CILT-RSF

September

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1-3 September 2020. Tuesday-Thursday. Rail Freight Summit. POSTPONED FROM MAY. Venue: Poznan, Poland. More info: RFS

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

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1 September 2020. Tuesday. An outline to future-proofing cities with ten immediate steps. ONLINE. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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

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3 September 2020. Thursday. Rail in Wales and the West. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM MARCH, FURTHER POSTPONED TO JANUARY 2021. Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NJ. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RWW

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

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

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5 September 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: The Railway Inn, High Street, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JE. 12.00. More info: SARPA

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8 September 2020. Tuesday. Next steps for the Northern Powerhouse - policy priorities, economic recovery post-COVID, and infrastructure development. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WSPF

8 September 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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9/10 September 2020. Wednesday-Thursday. Rail Live 2020. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Station Road, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8PL. More info: RL2020

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9 September 2020. Wednesday. Vivarail: designing and building emission-free trains for the UK. Guest speaker: Dave Horton, Chief Engineer Vivarail. ONLINE. 17.45-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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9 September 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 19.00. More info: Eastern

9-11 September 2020. Wednesday-Friday. European Transport Conference at Politecnico di Milano, Milan. ETC

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10 September 2020. Thursday. 1st Annual (2020) Achieving UK Rail Decarbonisation: Practical strategies to deliver sustainable infrastructure, alternative energy sources and greener rolling stock to reach the 2050 net zero targets. ONLINE.. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.50. More about this virtual Waterfront conference: WF and CILT and TPS and YRP

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11 September 2020. Friday. Next steps for the Liverpool City Region Local Industrial Strategy - supporting business and R&D, infrastructure investment, delivering inclusive growth, and moving forward from the impact of COVID-19. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Business Forum seminar: WFP-WBF

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12 September 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 September 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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14 September 2020. Monday. Skipton and East Lancs Rail Action Partnership AGM; members only. Venue: Crown Hotel, 98 Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0QD. More info: SELRAP

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14 September 2020. Wednesday. Annual Dinner. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Kia Oval, London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum event: RSF

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15 September 2020. Thursday. England’s Economic Heartland Conference. Venue 360, The Riverside, 20 Gipsy Lane, Luton, LU1 3JH. More info: EEH

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16 September 2020. Wednesday. The future shape of UK rail services following the Williams Rail Review. Keynote speaker: John Larkinson, Interim Chief Executive officer, Office of Rail and Road. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum online conference: WEETF

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16 September 2020. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line. Venue: tbc. More info: FoBL

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17 September 2020. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: Derby Arena, Royal Way, Derby DE24 8JB. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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17 September 2020. Thursday. National Rail Awards 2020. Venue: Grosvenor House, Hotel, London. More info: NRA

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18 September 2020. Friday. UK Rail Summit. POSTPONED FROM MARCH. Venue: KPMG LLP, 15 Canada Square, London E14 5GL. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.30. More about this Transport Times conference: UKRS

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21 September 2020. Monday. Rail and Covid-19. ONLINE. 09.00. More about this live Railway Gazette interactive broadcast: RG

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21 September 2020. Monday. Keys to Commercial Success in COVID-19 Recovery. ONLINE. 14.00. More about this live Railway Gazette interactive broadcast: RG

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22 September 2020. Tuesday. Developing the Oxford-MK-Cambridge Arc economy - implementing the economic vision, building on the region’s research base and, priorities in the wake of COVID-19. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Business Forum seminar: WFP-WBF

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22-25 September 2020. Tuesday-Friday. InnoTrans 2020: International Trade Fair for Transport Technology. POSTPONED to APRIL 2021. Venue: Berlin. More info: IT

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22 September 2020. Tuesday. Innovation in rail freight. ONLINE. 15.00. More about this live Railway Gazette interactive broadcast: RG

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22 September 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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23 September 2020. Wednesday. Light Rail/Tram/Metro Design: Key challenges & potential solutions. ONLINE. 09.00. More about this live Railway Gazette interactive broadcast: RG

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23 September 2020. Wednesday. Developing smart rail infrastructure. ONLINE. 15.00. More about this live Railway Gazette interactive broadcast: RG

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24 September 2020. Thursday. Scottish Transport Summit. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Crowne Plaza, Congress Road, Glasgow G3 8QT. More about this Transport Times conference: STS

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24 September 2020. Thursday. The future of passenger rail. ONLINE. 09.00. More about this live Railway Gazette interactive broadcast: RG

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26 September 2020. Saturday. Railfuture East Midlands branch AGM (postponed from May) and at 14.00 Open Meeting with guest speaker Thomas Raynor, Franchise Manager, CrossCountry. Venue: Midland Hotel, Derby. More info: Rf-EM

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26 September 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Yorkshire branch meeting. Venue: Sheffield. More info: Rf-Y

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29 September 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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30 September 2020. Wednesday. Update of Tyne and Wear Metro New Fleet and Expansion plans. ONLINE. 18.30-23.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers online technical lecture: IMechE

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1 October 2020. Thursday. Next steps for regeneration across London - the London Plan, infrastructure and economic recovery in the wake of COVID-19. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Policy Forum for London conference: WFP-PfL

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1 October 2020. Thursday. 8th annual 2020 Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement for Infrastructure: Latest strategies and innovative methods for designing and successfully conducting consultation. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Burges Salmon, 6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BF. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.05. More about this conference: WF and TPS

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

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2 October 2020. Friday. Rail in the North. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM APRIL. Venue: National Railway Museum York, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RitN

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2 October 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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3 October 2020. Saturday. Attracting passengers back to rail. Railfuture's annual national conference. RE-ARRANGED: now FREE and ONLINE. More info: webinar

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3 October 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. AGMM. Venue: White Lion, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DN. 11.15. More info: SARPA

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3 October 2020. Saturday. East Suffolk Travel Association AGM. Venue: Halesworth. More info: ESTA

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5 October 2020. Monday. Online Metroisation Case Study Events - April to September 2020: Full Conference. Venue: London. More about this ConnectedCities conference: CC

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

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8 October 2020. Thursday. 1st Annual (2020) Local Plan Masterclass: Practical guidance on developing, updating and adopting local plans that address housing needs. FIRST POSTPONED FROM DECEMBER, POSTPONED AGAIN FROM MAY. 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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10 October 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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12 October 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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13 October 2020. Tuesday. 10th Annual (2020) Community Infrastructure Levy and s106 Masterclass: a practical guide on the management, implementation and spending of the levy. POSTPONED FROM APRIL. Venue: Dentons, 1 Fleet Place, City of London EC4M 7RA. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.50. More info: WF

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13 October 2020. Tuesday. Felixstowe Travel Watch. Autumn members' meeting. Venue: Salvation Army Hall, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7EL. 14.30. More info: FTW

13 October 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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14 October 2020. Wednesday. Assessing the Wales Transport Strategy - priorities for decarbonisation and wellbeing, modernising infrastructure and connectivity, and achieving social and economic benefits. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Policy Forum for Wales conference: WFP-PfW

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14 October 2020. Wednesday. The future of the Western Gateway. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Social Policy Forum conference: WFP-WSPF

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14 October 2020. Wednesday. 28th Annual (2020) Rail Freight Group Conference: Securing growth in a changing sector: the impacts of rail reform, devolution and decarbonisation. POSTPONED FROM APRIL. Venue: Eversheds Sutherland, 1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.15. More info: WF and YRP and CILT

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20 October 2020. Tuesday. Environment policy in London – natural environment, built infrastructure and progress towards net zero. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Policy Forum for London conference: WFP-PfL

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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: DLA Piper, 2 Princes Square, Leeds LS1 4BY. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.30. More info: WF and CILT

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23 October 2020. Friday. Railway Industry Innovation Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Change of venue: The Hilton, Canary Wharf, London E14 9SH. 12.00-16.00. 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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27 October 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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27 October 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

November


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

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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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5 November 2020. Thursday. Modern Railways Rail Vehicles & Enhancements Show 2020. 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. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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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. The Opportunities and Challenges for Rail Freight in Britain. Guest speaker: John Smith FCILT, MD GB Railfreight. Venue: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.30. 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: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.00. More info: WF

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10 November 2020. Tuesday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. 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 / Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation conference: TPS and CIHT

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

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14 November 2020. Saturday. Fen Line Users' Association AGM. 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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18 November 2020. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line. Venue: tbc. More info: FoBL

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

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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. 13.00-15.00. Contact HPSRUA Chairman ianstew55 at hotmail.com

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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. 5th Annual (2020) Rolling Stock Procurement Forum. More about this waterfront Conference: WF

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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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27 November 2020. Friday. Golden Spanners. 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-GS

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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

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

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. Community Rail Awards 2020. Venue: O2 Guildhall, West Marlands Road, Southampton, SO14 7LP. More info: CRA

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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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14/15 December 2020. Monday/Tuesday. 6th Annual (2020) ERTMS & ETCS: the Future of Railway Signalling - Progressing with Digital Railway and ERTMS implementation in the UK and Europe. POSTPONED FROM MAY. Venue: Ashurst, London Fruit & Wool Exchange, 1 Duval Square, London E1 6PW. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.45/09.30-16.20. More info: WF

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22 January 2021. Thursday. Rail in Wales and the West. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM MARCH 2020, FURTHER POSTPONED FROM SEPTEMBER 2020. Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NJ. 09.00-16.00. 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. Venue: The Longfield Academy.

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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24-26 February 2021. 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. Venue: Birmingham. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RitM

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

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

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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