The Railfuture 2014 Rail User Group Awards were awarded on 1st November at Railfuture's annual conference in London by rail writer and Railfuture president Christian Wolmar. For this third year of the awards, nine awards were presented in categories for best website, best newsletter, best campaign, best new group, and a Judges' Special Award.

Best Website:

Gold award: Sevenoaks Rail Travellers Association. The judges commented that it was “easy to navigate, relevant and engaging with latest news, a rail user's one-stop shop”.
Silver award: Trains for Deal/Kent Coast
Silver award: SENRUG – The South East Northumberland Rail User Group

Best Newsletter:

Gold award: Huddersfield, Penistone & Sheffield RUA. The judges said it was “engaging, deals with range of topics, addressed to wider community and explains in lay terms, passes 'the platform test'!”
Silver award: South East Northumberland RUG
Commended: Friends of the West Highland Lines, which the judges described as "a quality magazine".

Best Campaign:

Winner: Trains for Deal/Kent Coast. Judges' comments: “success in achieving key goal and identifies next steps to continue campaign”.

Best New Group; the Oliver Lovell Award, in memory of the Cotswold Line Promotion Group founder who died in 2013:

Commendation: Friends of the Brigg & Lincoln Lines. Judges' comments: “deserves recognition, look forward to hearing more in development of this local campaign”.

Judges' Special Award:

Highly Commended: SENRUG Schools competition and the winning entry from Hirst Park Middle School. Judges’ comments: “quality campaigning engaging younger generation using one form of social media. This and another entry point to a new Awards category next year!

Railfuture's Vice-President and Awards judge Roger Ford said "Judging these awards is a great insight into the ways committed local volunteers can promote and make a real difference to their stations and services. Making these awards on a national stage recognises these achievements and encourages the continued efforts of around 300 rail user groups across the country."

Download slideshow of winners, including examples of why they won.
The RUG Awards page contains a list of the winners for each year of the awards.