Yorkshire Branch

Welcome to Yorkshire!

The Yorkshire Branch of Railfuture covers railways in the traditional county of Yorkshire and, where appropriate, over the border into adjacent counties. We liaise closely with our Railfuture colleagues in the neighbouring North East, North West, East Midlands and Lincolnshire branches. We welcome members from all Railfuture branches to attend our in-person or online branch fixtures.

The branch seeks to maintain a good working relationship with elected representatives and governing bodies in the region, as well as train operators that serve the area and the wider railway industry.

Branch Meetings

Railfuture Yorkshire/East Midlands/Lincolnshire Joint Branch Meeting
Saturday 12th October 2024 commencing at 1.00 pm
Hallam View Meeting Room, Sheffield Hallam University (directly opposite Sheffield Railway Station)

We look forward to welcoming Yorkshire Branch members and our friends from East Midlands and Lincolnshire Branches to hear a speaker from CrossCountry Trains at our joint branch meeting in Sheffield on 12 October. CrossCountry provides key long-distance services across the country and we can expect to hear about future plans for services in our area, in the context of any new framework for the railway network arising from the outcome of the General Election. Following the presentation, our speaker will take questions from the Railfuture audience.

The second part of our meeting will give the opportunity to discuss matters affecting all three represented branches, including the Nottingham/Lincoln-Leeds service, other connections between the areas and ramifications of the cancellation of HS2 East. Reports of recent developments and general discussion of our priorities will also take place.

Railfuture North West/Yorkshire Joint Branch Meeting
Saturday 30th November at 13.00
Friends Meeting House, Mount St (behind central library) Manchester M2 5NS

We are delighted to be joining our friends in the North West for another joint branch meeting on 30 November. A speaker from Transport Focus has been requested and we will confirm details closer to the meeting date. The meeting will follow the usual format of the speaker’s a presentation and Q&A session, followed after a short break by the business meeting to consider reports and discuss developments affecting railways in the North.

For details of future webinars and meetings, please return to this web page or contact Chair of Railfuture Yorkshire nina.smith at railfuture.org.uk

Latest News

Railfuture Yorkshire branch publishes its Yorkshire Rail Campaigner newsletter four times a year.
Click to view the latest June 2024 edition.
Click HERE for a list of all previous editions (also downloadable in PDF format).


Click Events to see key dates for rail campaigners in Yorkshire and across Britain.   


Railfuture have launched a Northern Powerhouse campaign for improved services that can be achieved now within current constraints, and that can be achieved in future through a coordinated investment programme, to turn the great Northern cities of Liverpool, Preston, Manchester, Sheffield, Bradford, Leeds and Hull into a single strategic economic entity linked by a fast high capacity rail network to realise the economic potential of the region as a global powerhouse.

Yorkshire rail user groups

There are more than 20 rail user groups in the county. For Railfuture's Regional List of Rail User Groups including contact details, click here. The Regional List can be viewed online or downloaded in PDF format.

These groups have also been identified:
  • Kirkgate Station, Friends of (Wakefield)
  • Sheffield-Leeds 'Stop the Train'

Why not join Railfuture Yorkshire in pressing for improved rail services?

Branch Membership Secretary is Andrew Dyson: Andrew.dyson at railfuture.org.uk


Chair of Railfuture Yorkshire is Nina Smith: nina.smith at railfuture.org.uk
Co-Vice-Chairs are Graham Collett: graham.collett at railfuture.org.uk and Andrew Dyson: Andrew.dyson at railfuture.org.uk

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