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, under the auspices of the Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity, are:


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

The next meeting is planned for Saturday 23rd November 2019. It will as usual be held at St. Paul's Church, corner of Hatfield Road/Blandford Road, St. Albans, AL1 4JP. 10.45 for 11.00 start, to 13.00. All rail user groups and community rail partnerships welcome.

We have held several valuable meetings of this relatively new Division, formed in 2014, 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 previously Larry Heyman, now Patrick Ladbury from GTR.

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

Catch up with other London & South East rail development campaigning news in the regional branch newsletter railse here. Also subscribe there to the branch's new monthly e-newsletter inter-railse.

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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: londonandsoutheast at railfuture.org.uk

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