Herts and Beds


Our Herts and Beds Division (formerly Northern Division) is an integral part of Railfuture's London and South East regional branch.


Our area covers Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire (comprising three unitary authorities: Bedford, Central Bedfordshire, and Luton).

Within our Herts & Beds Division there are seven Rail User Groups affiliated to Railfuture:

The local Community Rail Partnerships in our area are:


We aim to become the main centre of rail advocacy for this area.

The next meeting will be on Saturday 20 October 2018 at St. Paul's Church, corner of Hatfield Road/Blandford Road, St. Albans, AL1 4JP. 10.45 for 11.00 start, to 13.00.

The most recent meetings were on 30 June and 17 March 2018, and 25 November 2017.

Our previous meeting was on Saturday 29 July at our usual venue. A major topic for discussion was the phase 2 consultation on the GTR 2018 draft timetable which had closed two days earlier; download the route timetables. Railfuture's response can viewed online at or downloaded from Consultation responses under 'Train Operating Companies'.

The previous meeting was on 25 March 2017.

Our previous meeting was on 26 November 2016. Major topics for discussion were the GTR 2018 draft timetable consultation, closed 8 December, and Hertfordshire County Council's Transport Vision 2050 Local Transport Plan consultation, closed 14 December. Railfuture's responses can viewed online at or downloaded from Consultation responses under 'Local Authorities' or 'Train Operating companies'.

The previous meeting was held on 23 July, when we focused on GTR's imminent consultation on their 2018 timetable.

Our previous meeting was on 2 April 2016.

The last meeting of 2015 was on 28 November.

A key topic for our 25th July meeting was the draft Rail Strategy for Hertfordshire. See HertsRail.

Our December 2014 meeting focussed on the consultation for GTR's proposed December 2015 timetable which closed on 30 January 2015.

We have now held several meetings of this relatively new Division, all in St. Albans. Regular participants include members from a number of local rail user groups and our neighbouring Thames Valley and East Anglia branches, plus Trevor Mason of Herts County Council and Larry Heyman from GTR.

Stay up-to-date with all Railfuture and other events and key dates here.

Catch up with other London & South East rail development campaigning news in the regional branch newsletter railse here.

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We campaign for sustainable growth in market share for rail transport. Therefore we support initiatives which will improve the attraction of rail and create a successful, financially secure rail industry: sufficient capacity, efficient customer service, simpler fares, improved connectivity, faster schedules, network enhancements and improved competitiveness with other modes of transport. If you share these ideals please contact us. We welcome new members, and people to share practical ideas and to help put plans into action.


Email: keith.dyall at railfuture.org.uk

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