Railfuture Conferences

Railfuture now holds one major national conference each year, in late summer/early autumn (in addition to its AGM for members). We aim only to cover our costs. The conferences are competitively priced, to be within rail users' price range, and are open to everyone. Railfuture members are usually offered a chance to attend at a discounted rate.

Future Events

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  • Sat 21/09/2019 Every Passenger Matters
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  • The Railfuture national conference will centre on topics around inclusion and accessibility for passengers using the rail network.
  • Social media hashtag (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for this event: #rfconference
  • Registration from 09:30, starts at 10:00. Close at 16:30
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  • Speakers: [Read Speaker Biographies]
    • Matthew Golton, Deputy Managing Director, Great Western Railway (talking about: Enhancing the Passenger Experience at our Stations) Twitter Image Facebook Image
    • Lorna Brown-Owens, Access and Inclusion Manager, Network Rail (talking about: Shaping Accessibility: How Network Rail will put passengers first) Twitter Image Facebook Image
    • Richard Gibson, Communications Manager, CrossCountry Trains (talking about: Going the Extra Mile) Twitter Image Facebook Image
    • Jon Harris, Integrated Transport and Accessibility Manager, West Midlands Trains (talking about: Supporting the door-to-door journey - An insight into West Midlands Trains' Stations as Places, Personalised Travel Planning and Equality perspective) Wikipedia Image
    • The conference will be chaired by Stephen Brookes MBE, who is a rail sector champion for the minister for disabled people
    • The above participants are all confirmed (GWR MD Mark Hopwood has been replaced by his deputy). As well as presentations, there will be an optional workshop session at the end of the day
  • Click [DOWNLOAD] or [DISPLAY] for the conference programme, including map (PDF format)
  • Railfuture is grateful for sponsorship from Cross Country Trains Twitter Image Facebook Image
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  • Venue: St Michael's Church Centre
    • This venue is modern, attractive and is designed to hold large conferences
    • Room: Large Meeting Room [image]
      • The large meeting room can accommodate up 180 delegates seated in rows
    • The Green, Stoke Gifford, Bristol
    • Postcode: BS34 8PD
    • Phone: 0117 969 2486
    • Route: It is five minutes' walk from Bristol Parkway Station
  • For further details about the conference please email annualconference2019 at railfuture.org.uk.
  • Places are still free to book - but bookings for this conference will close on Thu 19/09/2019
  • The 'Early Bird' offer for members ended on Wed 31/07/2019 - all places now at the full price.
  • Prices for the Railfuture Annual Conference in Bristol: [book]
    • £25.00 - Members after 31st July
    • £25.00 - Non-members
    • £15.00 - 16-25 Railcard Holder
    • £45.00 - 2 People
    • Includes: Complimentary refreshments available throughout the day and a buffet lunch
  • Click [HERE] to download a booking form (PDF format). Note: online bookings are preferred.
  • Click [DOWNLOAD] or [DISPLAY] for the poster (one-page) if you are to able to display it on a notice board in the local area (PDF format)

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Conference Fees (4 options)

A conference fee discount is available for group attendance (5+ people) - please contact by e-mail for price:

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Terms and Conditions

Before booking please make sure that you have read the Railfuture conference terms and conditions (PDF format).


Support Our National Campaigning - Join Railfuture

Annual Rates: £20 individuals, £22 joint, £14 under 26

It's not necessary to join Railfuture as a member to support our work and campaigns. But it would help our campaigns even more, not just financially but also our influence, if you become a member.

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Further information about the benefits of Railfuture membership, including packages for local authorities, parish councils, businesses and other organisations, can be obtained by e-mailing membership@railfuture.org.uk or write to:

Membership Secretary
1 Queens Road
Barnetby le Wold
North Lincs
DN38 6JH

(Our previous membership address was at Brant Road in Lincoln. If you have sent membership correspondence there, don't worry, it will be forwarded.)


Page last changed on 12th September 2019.

About Railfuture

Railfuture is an independent, voluntary group representing rail users in Britain with 20,000 affiliated and individual members. It is not funded by train companies, political parties or trade unions, and all members have an equal say.

Railfuture campaigns for cheap and convenient rail services for everyone; better links for buses, bikes and pedestrians; policies to get more heavy lorries on to rail; new lines, stations and freight terminals. In short, a better rail service and a bigger rail system for both passengers and freight.

Railfuture is pro-rail but not anti-road or anti-air. However, we campaign for a switch from road and air to rail. We do not interfere in the running of the railway - we campaign for the quality and range of services provided, not how they are delivered. We are the only champion of all rail users.

Railfuture is the campaigning name of Railfuture Ltd.

A not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee.

Registered in England and Wales No. 05011634.

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