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Events

The list below includes free or low-price events for volunteers such as Railfuture members, as well as expensive conferences organised by professionals. Inclusion in the list does not imply that Railfuture endorses the event.

More details about Railfuture's own conferences are here: Railfuture conferences
Information on official consultations, franchising dates, service alterations for railway improvement projects, is here: Rail dates

2018


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22 June-9 September 2018. Friday-Sunday. Great Exhibition of the North features Robert Stephenson's High-Level Bridge across the Tyne.

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21 July-2 September 2018. Saturday to Sunday. During this schools summer holiday, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 173 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and Events. See also: Scenic Rail Britain and Tour Britain by rail and Car-free journeys to great places and overnight stays with a difference!

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27 July-7 September 2018. Friday-Friday. Application, plans and other documents supporting Network Rail's application to the DfT for an Order under the Transport & Works Act for powers to construct, operate and maintain the Western section phase 2 of East-West Rail - Aylesbury/Bicester-Bletchley-Bedford - available for inspection free of charge at libraries in Aylesbury, Bicester, Winslow, Milton Keynes, and Bedford. More info: EWR general+video and EWR TWAO

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13-17 August 2018. Monday-Friday. Future Engineers Project - volunteers required! Institution of Engineering & Technology workshops. Venue: Rose Hill Community Centre, Carole’s Way, Rose Hill, Oxford OX4 4HF. More info: IET

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13-19 August 2018. Monday-Sunday. Details revealed of East West Rail plan to reopen Bicester-Bletchley line (plus line to Aylesbury Vale), new station at Winslow, and upgrade of Bletchley-Bedford line including new platforms at Bletchley. Transport and Works Act application on view at:
  • Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1PG. Staffed 11.00-16.00 Monday-Friday; 10.00-17.00 Saturday; 11.00-14.00 Sunday.
  • Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3HL. 09.00-18.00 Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 09.00-20.00 Thursday; 09.00-17.00 Saturday.
  • Bicester Library, Franklins House, Wesley Lane, Bicester OX26 6JU. 09.30-19.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 09.30-17.00 Tuesday and Friday; 09.00-16.30 Saturday.
  • Aylesbury Study Centre, New County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UU. 10.00-17.00 Monday-Wednesday and Friday; Thursday 10.00-19.30; 09.30-14.00 Saturday.
  • Winslow Community Library, Park Road, Winslow MK18 3DL. 09.30-17.00 Monday-Wednesday; 13.00-17.00 Friday, 09.30-13.00 Saturday.
More info: EWRC

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14 August 2018. Tuesday. HS2 Community Engagement drop-in. Venue: Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham. 17.00-19.00. More info: HS2

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14 August 2018. Tuesday. Bolton station community development partnership first open meeting in the Community Room (former Guards' Room) at Bolton station platform 5. 19.30. Steve Leyland, author of newly published book "British Railways Steam - the Final Chapters" will talk about the book, with a showing of photos by fellow member Vern Sidlow, many featuring scenes around Bolton in the last year of steam, 1968. CSCDP

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15 August 2018. Wednesday. Cycle to Work Day. Cycle

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15 August 2018. Wednesday. Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway open new platform 4 at Princes Risborough station. The Watlington Flyer departs Chinnor 14.30 and 16.10, return departures from Princes Risborough 15.00 and 16.50. More info: CPRR-specials and CPRR-general

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15 August 2018. Wednesday. HS2 Community Engagement drop-in. Venues:
  • Old Oak Common, London. 13.00-19.00. More info: HS2
  • Water Orton, Birmingham. 17.00-19.00. More info: HS2
  • Euston, London. 17.00-19.00. More info: HS2

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15 August 2018. Network Rail public information drop-in event for Feltham residents about station upgrade plans. Venue: Feltham station. Wednesday. 15.30-19.00. More info: Feltham

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15 August 2018. Wednesday. Mid-Cheshire Line Music Trains. Venue: Altrincham depart 18.36, Chester depart 22.46. More info: Music

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16 August 2018. Thursday. HS2 Community Engagement drop-in. Venue: Steeple Claydon, Buckinghamshire. 15.00-19.00. More info: HS2

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16 August 2018. Thursday. Network Rail public information drop-in event about Bristol Parkway closures for electrification works in September and October. Venue: St Michael Centre, The Green, North Road, Stoke Gifford, Bristol BS34 8PD. 16.30-19.30. More info: BristolParkway

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16 August 2018. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station meeting. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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17 August 2018. Friday. Mid-career Women’s Lean-in group. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 08.00-09.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers networking event: ICE

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17 August 2018. Friday. HS2 Community Engagement drop-in. Venues:
  • Westbury, Northamptonshire. 12.00-16.00. More info: HS2
  • Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire. 14.00-18.00. More info: HS2

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17 August 2018. Friday. Network Rail public information drop-in event for Peterborough residents about East Coast Main Line project. Venue: The Loxley Community Centre, Davids Lane, Werrington, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, PE4 5BW. 14.00-18.00. More info: ECML

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18 August 2018. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. 14.00. More info: Kent

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18 August 2018. Saturday. Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway starts weekend service. First train into Princes Risborough departs Chinnor 11.00, return departs Princes Risborough 11.40. More info: CPRR-specials and CPRR-general

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20 August 2018. Monday. Bolton station community development partnership workshop to look at future development of the partnership and its activities. This will be facilitated by Alex, from the Association of Community Rail Partnership. All existing supporters and future activists are  welcome. We will cover arts and culture, heritage, gardening, work with schools and more. 13.00. CSCDP

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20-26 August 2018. Monday-Sunday. Details revealed of East West Rail plan to reopen Bicester-Bletchley line (plus line to Aylesbury Vale), new station at Winslow, and upgrade of Bletchley-Bedford line including new platforms at Bletchley. Transport and Works Act application on view at:
  • Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1PG. Staffed 11.00-16.00 Monday-Friday; 10.00-17.00 Saturday; 11.00-14.00 Sunday.
  • Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3HL. 09.00-18.00 Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 09.00-20.00 Thursday; 09.00-17.00 Saturday.
  • Bicester Library, Franklins House, Wesley Lane, Bicester OX26 6JU. 09.30-19.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 09.30-17.00 Tuesday and Friday; 09.00-16.30 Saturday.
  • Aylesbury Study Centre, New County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UU. 10.00-17.00 Monday-Wednesday and Friday; Thursday 10.00-19.30; 09.30-14.00 Saturday.
  • Winslow Community Library, Park Road, Winslow MK18 3DL. 09.30-17.00 Monday-Wednesday; 13.00-17.00 Friday, 09.30-13.00 Saturday.
More info: EWRC

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22 August 2018. Wednesday. HS2 Community Engagement drop-in. Venues:
  • Old Oak Common, London. 10.00-16.00. More info: HS2
  • Coleshill, Warwickshire. 17.00-19.00. More info: HS2

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23 August 2018. Thursday. HS2 Community Engagement drop-in. Venues:
  • Harbury, Warwickshire. 10.00-12.00. More info: HS2
  • Hunningham, Leamington Spa. 14.00-16.00. More info: HS2

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23 August 2018. Thursday. Young Rail Professionals' East Midlands' Pub Social. Venue: The Yard, Pride Park Stadium, Derby DE24 8XL. From 17.30. More info: YRP

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23 August 2018. Thursday. Network Rail public information drop-in event for Bognor Regis residents about footbridge replacement at Ivy Lane. Venue: South Bersted Church Hall in Bersted Street, Bognor Regis, PO22 9QE. 18.00-20.00. More info: BognorRegis

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28 August-2 September 2018. Tuesday-Sunday. Details revealed of East West Rail plan to reopen Bicester-Bletchley line (plus line to Aylesbury Vale), new station at Winslow, and upgrade of Bletchley-Bedford line including new platforms at Bletchley. Transport and Works Act application on view at:
  • Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1PG. Staffed 11.00-16.00 Tuesday-Friday; 10.00-17.00 Saturday; 11.00-14.00 Sunday.
  • Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3HL. 09.00-18.00 Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday; 09.00-20.00 Thursday; 09.00-17.00 Saturday.
  • Bicester Library, Franklins House, Wesley Lane, Bicester OX26 6JU. 09.30-19.00 Wednesday-Thursday; 09.30-17.00 Tuesday and Friday; 09.00-16.30 Saturday.
  • Aylesbury Study Centre, New County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UU. 10.00-17.00 Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday; Thursday 10.00-19.30; 09.30-14.00 Saturday.
  • Winslow Community Library, Park Road, Winslow MK18 3DL. 09.30-17.00 Tuesday-Wednesday; 13.00-17.00 Friday, 09.30-13.00 Saturday.
More info: EWRC

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29 August 2018. Wednesday. Next steps for implementing the Glasgow City Region Deal. Guest of Honour: Councillor Susan Aitken, Leader and City Convener for Inclusive Economic Growth, Glasgow City Council. Venue: Glasgow Marriott Hotel, 500 Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8RR. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: SPC

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29 August 2018. Wednesday. HS2 Community Engagement drop-in. Venue: Old Oak Common, London. 13.00-19.00. More info: HS2

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30 August 2018. Thursday. Ride2Stride Walking Festival. More info: foscl and r2s

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30 August 2018. Thursday. HS2 Community Engagement drop-in. Venue: Lichfield, Staffordshire. 12.00-15.00. More info: HS2

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31 August 2018. Friday. Final date for 'early-bird' members-only discount bookings for Railfuture's annual national autumn conference, with presentation of annual Rail User Group Awards, in Reading on Saturday 10 November. More info: conferences.

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31 August 2018. Friday. HS2 Community Engagement drop-in. Venue: Stoke Mandeville, Buckinghamshire. 16.00-20.00. More info: HS2

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1 September 2018. Saturday. Closing date for Railfuture's annual Awards for Rail User Groups, 2018. Winners' presentations at Railfuture's annual national autumn conference, in Reading on Saturday 10 November. More info: conferences.

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3 September 2018. Monday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome to attend, but not allowed to vote. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2JN. 14.30. More info: RVR

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3 September 2018. Monday. An Introduction to DB Cargo. Young Rail Professionals' talk. Venue: Boardroom, SNC-Lavalin, Derby, DE24 8JE. 18.00-20.00. More info: YRP

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3-7 September 2018. Monday-Friday. Details revealed of East West Rail plan to reopen Bicester-Bletchley line (plus line to Aylesbury Vale), new station at Winslow, and upgrade of Bletchley-Bedford line including new platforms at Bletchley. Transport and Works Act application on view at:
  • Bedford Central Library, Harpur Street, Bedford MK40 1PG. Staffed 11.00-16.00 Monday-Friday.
  • Milton Keynes Central Library, 555 Silbury Boulevard, Central Milton Keynes MK9 3HL. 09.00-18.00 Monday-Wednesday and Friday; 09.00-20.00 Thursday.
  • Bicester Library, Franklins House, Wesley Lane, Bicester OX26 6JU. 09.30-19.00 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday; 09.30-17.00 Tuesday and Friday.
  • Aylesbury Study Centre, New County Hall, Walton Street, Aylesbury HP20 1UU. 10.00-17.00 Monday-Wednesday and Friday; Thursday 10.00-19.30.
  • Winslow Community Library, Park Road, Winslow MK18 3DL. 09.30-17.00 Monday-Wednesday; 13.00-17.00 Friday.
More info: EWRC

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4 September 2018. Tuesday. Transport Planning Society talk: All Change? The future of travel demand and the implications for policy and planning. Guest speaker: Professor Greg Marsden, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. Venue: Transport for Greater Manchester, 2 Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3BG. 17.45 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More info: TPS

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4 September 2018. Tuesday. The Plus 1 Rail Reception - Bringing together current and future rail leaders. Young Rail Professionals' networker. Venue: The Kia Oval, Kennington Oval, London SE11 5SS. 18.00. More info: YRP

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5 September 2018. Wednesday. Switch on to Managing Anxiety. Venue: webinar. 12.30-13.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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5 September 2018. Wednesday. Social media. Association of Community Rail Partnerships' webinar. 14.00-15.00. More info: ACoRP

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5 September 2018. Wednesday. Mid-Cheshire Line Music Trains. Venues: Chester depart 19.01, Plumley depart 22.29. More info: Music

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5 September 2018. Wednesday. Rail Forum Europe event: New competition perspectives for passengers in European railways. European Parliament, Salon de Restaurant des Deputes, ASPOG salon, Rue Wiertz 60, 1047 Brussels. 18.30-21.00. RFE

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6 September 2018. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: Pride Park, Derby. 09.30-12.30. More info:RIN

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6 September 2018. Thursday. Lunch and Learn: The Tamar Crossings. 13.00-14.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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6 September 2018. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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6 September 2018. Thursday. Transport Planning Society lecture: Transport Planning: Learning from the past, shaping the future. Venue: Godfrey Mitchell Theatre, ICE, 1 Great George St, London SW1P 3AA. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More info: TPS. See also: the Principles of Transport Planning.

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7 September 2018. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail sub-group. Venue: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4PQ. 19.00-21.00. More info: PCS

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8-10 September 2018. Saturday-Monday. Somerset & Dorset Railway Heritage Trust volunteer recruitment weekend. Venue: Midsomer Norton Station, Silver Street, Midsomer Norton, Radstock, Somerset, BA3 2EY. More info: S&D

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8 September 2018. Saturday. Copeland Rail Users' Group meeting. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.50. More info: CRUG

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8 September 2018. Saturday. Railfuture Severnside meeting. Rail development, trip geeration and membership recruitment. Venue: Bowls Room, GL1 Leisure Centre, Bruton Way, Gloucester GL1 1DT. 14.00. More info: RfS

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10 September 2018. Monday. Priorities for developing the ‘Western Powerhouse’ - investment, infrastructure and governance. Guest of Honour: Rt Hon Alun Cairns MP, Secretary of State for Wales, UK Government. Venue: South Wales. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects Keynote Seminar: PFfW

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10 September 2018. Monday. Challenging Times. Incoming IMechE Railway Division Chair's address, by Andy Mellors, Managing Director, South Western Railway. Venue: IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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10 September 2018. Monday. Skipton & East Lancs Rail Action Partnership open meeting. Venue: Crown Hotel, 94 Albert Road, Colne, Lancs BB8 0QD. 19.00. More info: SELRAP

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10 September 2018. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group meeting. Venue: at Hastings Direct, Conquest House, 34 Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW (nearest station Collington). 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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10 September 2018. Monday. Campaign for Better Transport meeting organised by west and north Yorkshire rail group at Veritas, 43-47 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BB. 19.30. CBT

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11 September 2018. Tuesday. Victoria Station Interchange Upgrade. Venue: Mott MacDonald House, Sydenham Road, Croydon, CR0 2EE. 17.30 for 17.45 start, to 20.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Croydon & Brighton section meeting: PWI

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11 September 2018. Tuesday. Campaign for Better Transport, London Group. Venue: 75 Cowcross St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6EL. 18.00. More info: CfBT London and CfBT

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12 September 2018. Wednesday. 5th Annual (2018) UK Rail Industry Forum - Improving rail operations and infrastructure to drive rail sector growth. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, central London. 08.45-17.30. More info: WF

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12 September 2018. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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13 September 2018. Thursday. Railfuture Thames Valley visit to Chiltern Railways Aylesbury depot. 17.00. Contact: thamesvalley at railfuture.org.uk

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13 September 2018. Thursday. Crewe Hub. Venue: The Town Crier Inn, City Road, Chester, CH1 3AE. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, North Wales section meeting: PWI

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15-18 September 2018. Saturday-Tuesday. Liberal Democrats conference in Brighton. More info: LD

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17 September 2018. Monday. Preparing for CP6 and route based regulation. Speaker: Joanna Whittington, Office of Rail and Road. 18.15-21.00. More about this Association of Railway Executives event: CILT

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17 September 2018. Monday. The next 200 years: Transforming London for the future - building a healthy, inclusive London. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 18.30-20.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers lecture: ICE

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17 September 2018. Monday. A rail renaissance. Guest speaker: Alan Neville, Customer Engagement Manager, Greater Anglia. Venue: Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8LB. 19.30. (donations £2.00 members/£2.50 non-members requested). More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, South Essex branch event: RCTS

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18 September 2018. Tuesday. NE Railway Engineers' Forum 22nd Annual Event - Delivering Northern Powerhouse Rail. Institution of Engineering & Technology lecture. Venue: North Eastern Railway Engineers' Forum, York Campus, York, North Yorkshire, YO26 4AB. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 21.00. More info: IET

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18 September 2018. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users' Group meeting, followed by AGM. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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18-21 September 2018. Tuesday-Friday. InnoTrans 2018. Venue: Berlin. More info: IT

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19 September 2018. Wednesday. Borders Railway. Venue: WSP Offices, 7th Floor, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BX. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow section meeting: PWI

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19 September 2018. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line meeting; non-members welcome. Venue: No.1 Inn, Cleethorpes station, 3 Station Rd, Cleethorpes, DN35 8AY. 19.00. More info: FoBL

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20 September 2018. Thursday. CILT/Railway Study Forum Presidential Address. Speaker: Neil Micklethwaite - RSF President. Venue: One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. 18.00-21.00. More info: RSA, RSF/CILT and CILT. Background: RSA-CILT

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20 September 2018. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station meeting. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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20 September 2018. Thursday. Signalling East Anglia's Railways. Institution of Engineering & Technology talk. Venue: Ipswich Hotel Copdock, London Road, Copdock, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP8 3JD. 19.30-21.30. More info: IET

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21 September 2018. Friday. UK-Japan Symposium on Highspeed Rail. Young Rail Professionals' conference. Venue: Birmingham Centre of Railway Research and Education. 09.30. More info: YRP

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22-23 September 2018. Saturday-Sunday. Acton Depot Open Weekend: Moving London. Venue: 118-120 Gunnersbury Lane, London W3 9BQ. 11.00-17.00. More info: LTM

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22-23 September 2018. Saturday-Sunday. East Suffolk Travellers' Association stall at East Anglia Transport Museum. More info: ESTA

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23 September 2018. Sunday. Young Rail Professionals' The Great Rail Bike-Off. Venue: London-Coventry. From 09.00. More info: YRP

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23-26 September 2018. Sunday-Wednesday. Labour party conference in Liverpool. More info: Lab

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24 September 2018. Monday. London Bridge redevelopment. Venue: Cox Green Community Centre, Highfield Lane, Cox Green, Maidenhead SL6 3AX. 19.30. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Windsor and Maidenhead branch event: RCTS

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25 September 2018. Tuesday. Smart Transport Network. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 09.00-17.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers conference: ICE

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25 September 2018. Tuesday. The Ordsall Chord. Speaker: Matthew Benson, Network Rail. Venue: Aston Court Hotel, opposite Derby station, Derby DE1 2SL. 18.30-20.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham & Derby section meeting: PWI

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25 September 2018. Tuesday. Guest speaker: Andy Mellors, MD South Western Railway. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Woking branch event: RCTS

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26 September 2018. Wednesday. Mid-Cheshire Line Music Trains. Venues: Altrincham depart 18.36, Chester depart 22.46. More info: Music

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29 September 2018. Saturday. Railfuture East Anglia meeting. Norwich. More info: RfEA

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30 September-3 October 2018. Sunday-Wednesday. Conservative party conference in Birmingham. More info: Con

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2 October 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome to attend, but not allowed to vote. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2JN. 14.30. More info: RVR

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2 October 2018. Tuesday. Future Challenges on the Network Rail Wessex Route. Speaker: Stuart Kistruck, Director, Route Safety & Asset Management, Network Rail, Wessex. Venue: The Rose and Crown, Columbo Street, Waterloo, London SE1 8DP. 18.00-20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Wessex section meeting: PWI

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3 October 2018. Wednesday. Various Topics of Historical and Contemporary Interest. Venue: Network Rail’s Davidson House Offices, Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading, RG1 3EU. 17.00 for 17.45 start, to 19.45. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Thames Valley section meeting: PWI

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3 October 2018. Wednesday. Mid-Cheshire Line Music Trains. Venues: Chester depart 19.01, Plumley depart 22.29. More info: Music

4 October 2018. Thursday. TransCityRail North. Venue: The Principal hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA. 08.30-16.00. Followed by Networking Dinner. 18.00-02.00. More info: TCR-N

4 October 2018. Thursday. Rail Vehicles and Enhancements expo. Venue: Derby Velodrome, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8JB. 09.30-16.00. More info: RVE

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4 October 2018. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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4 October 2018. Thursday. CILT/Railway Study Forum. Speaker: Tom Joyner - Managing Director, Arriva Trains Wales. Venue: The Driver, 2-4 Wharfdale Rd, Kings Cross, London N1 9RY. 18.00-21.00. More info: RSA, RSF/CILT and CILT. Background: RSA-CILT

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4 October 2018. Thursday. Association of Community Rail Partnerships' Community Rail Awards 2018. Venue: Glasgow. More info: ACoRP

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5 October 2018. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail sub-group. Venue: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4PQ. 19.00-21.00. More info: PCS

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6 October 2018. Saturday. East Suffolk Travellers' Association autumn meeting. Venue: Halesworth. More info: ESTA

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8 October 2018. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group meeting. Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, 34 Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW (nearest station Collington). 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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9 October 2018. Tuesday. Next steps for low emission vehicles - innovation, investment and delivery. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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9 October 2018. Tuesday. The Settle & Carlisle Railway. Speaker: Drew Haley, General Manager, The Settle & Carlisle Railway Development Company. Venue: Royal Scots Club, 29-31 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh, EH3 6QE. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event. More info: CILT

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10 October 2018. Wednesday. Rail is the solution to Europe's climate problems. Venue: Stanhope Hotel, Rue du Commerce 9, 1000 Brussels. 18.30. CER

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10-12 October 2018. Wednesday-Friday. European Transport Conference in Dublin Castle. More info: AET

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11 October 2018. Thursday. Delivering the Elizabeth Line and the outlook for Crossrail 2: expanding capacity, opportunities for London, and looking beyond the Affordability Review. Guest of Honour: Dr Michele Dix, Managing Director, Crossrail 2, Transport for London. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: PFfL

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11 October 2018. Thursday. Maintenance and Renewal of the Llangollen Railway. Venue: The Town Crier Inn, City Road, Chester, CH1 3AE. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, North Wales section meeting: PWI

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13 October 2018. Saturday. Copeland Rail Users' Group meeting. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.50. More info: CRUG

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15 October 2018. Monday. Northern Line Extension Project. Venue: IMechE, 1 Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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15 October 2018. Monday. Avocet Line Rail User Group AGM. Venue: Globe Hotel, 34 Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR. 19.00. More info: ALRUG

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16 October 2018. Tuesday. PWI & UEEIV Technical Seminar - Urban Railway Infrastructure Engineering. Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3NJ. 09.00-17.00. More about this joint Permanent Way Institution/UEEIV seminar: PWI

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16 October 2018. Tuesday. Felixstowe Travel Watch AGM. 14.30. More info: FTW

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16 October 2018. Tuesday. The Northern Hub. Speaker: Nick Highton, Rail.One. Venue: The Pullman Room, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, 2 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 4AE. 18.00-20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, West Yorkshire section meeting: PWI

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16-17 October 2018 Tuesday-Wednesday. Railway Days exhibition and conference, organised by Club Feroviar in Bucharest. CF

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18 October 2018. Thursday. 7th Annual (2018) Planning for Infrastructure in Wales: Overcoming planning challenges to successfully deliver new projects. Venue: central Cardiff. 08.45-17.55. More info: WF

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18 October 2018. Thursday. The future of UK airport capacity in the South-East. Guest of Honour: Emma Gilthorpe, Executive Director Expansion, Heathrow Airport. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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18 October 2018. Thursday. The Kettering to Corby Upgrade Project. Venue: Jurys Inn Hotel, Station Street, Nottingham NG2 3BJ. 18.30-20.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham & Derby section meeting: PWI

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18 October 2018. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station meeting. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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20-28 October 2018. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools half-term holiday, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 173 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and Events. See also: Scenic Rail Britain and Tour Britain by rail and Car-free journeys to great places and overnight stays with a difference!

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20 October 2018. Saturday. Steam locomotive 60009 Union South Africa on the Yorkshireman railtour to York passing through Northamptonshire, Rutland and Leicestershire. Kettering 09.47, Corby 09.55, Gretton 10.00, Harringworth Viaduct 10.05, Manton Junction 10.10, Oakham 10.15, Melton Mowbray 10.25, Syston Junction 10.40. Times are approximate and subject to change. Kettering Civic Society will be opening Time Travellers room on platform one at Kettering Railway Station from 09.00 to 10.30 with memorabilia on display and items for sale. Further details from David on 07790 197220 or email david.fursdon at hotmail.com

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20 October 2018. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Herts & Beds Division meeting. St. Albans. 10.45-12.45. More info: Herts and Beds.

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22 October 2018. Monday. Campaign for Better Transport meeting organised by west and north Yorkshire rail group at Veritas, 43-47 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3BB. 19.30. CBT

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23 October 2018. Tuesday. Campaign for Better Transport, London Group. Venue: 75 Cowcross St, Clerkenwell, London EC1M 6EL. 18.00. More info: CfBT London and CfBT

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23 October 2018. Tuesday. Meeting of Chesham & District Transport Users' Group. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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26 October 2018. Friday. Next steps for the Northern Powerhouse - investment, infrastructure and economic growth. Guest of Honour: Henri Murison, Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WSPF

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29 October 2018. Monday. Autumn Seminar South. Association of Community Rail Partnerships' seminar. Venue: Voluntary Action Islington, 200A Pentonville Road, London, N1 9JP. More info: ACoRP

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31 October 2018. Wednesday. 1st Annual (2018) Successfully Delivering Infrastructure in the UK: Ensuring infrastructure project success from inception to delivery – identifying needs, securing funding, and successful procurement. Venue: Pinsent Masons, central London. 08.45-17.35. More info: WF

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1 November 2018. Thursday. Rail Safety Summit. 09.00-16.15. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers-supported conference: IMechE

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1 November 2018. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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1 November 2018. Thursday. Polmadie & Rutherglen Remodelling (PARR). Venue: Upstairs Function Room, The Scots Guards Club, 2 Clifton Terrace, Opposite Haymarket Station, Edinburgh, EH12 5DR. 18.00-20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Edinburgh section meeting: PWI

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2 November 2018. Friday. Rail in the Midlands. Venue: Birmingham. 09.30-16.00. More info: 4FC-RM

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2 November 2018. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail sub-group. Venue: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4PQ. 19.00-21.00. More info: PCS

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6 November 2018. Tuesday. Priorities for the National Development Framework: developing infrastructure, tackling inequalities and planning for the future. Guest of Honour: Neil Hemington, Chief Planner, Welsh Government. Venue: central Cardiff. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects Keynote Seminar: PFfW

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6 November 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome to attend, but not allowed to vote. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2JN. 14.30. More info: RVR

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8 November 2018. Thursday. Crewe Hub Project. Venue: 2nd Floor, Network Rail, Baskerville House, Broad Street, Birmingham, B1 2ND. 17.00-18.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Birmingham section meeting: PWI

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8 November 2018. Thursday. Project Adaptations and Lessons Learnt Remodelling Liverpool Lime Street. Venue: The Town Crier Inn, City Road, Chester, CH1 3AE. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, North Wales section meeting: PWI

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10 November 2018. Saturday. Railfuture annual national autumn conference, including presentation of 7th annual Rail User Group Awards, in Reading. More info: conferences

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10 November 2018. Saturday. Copeland Rail Users' Group. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.50. More info: CRUG

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12 November 2018. Monday. Skipton & East Lancs Rail Action Partnership open meeting. Venue: Conference Room, Herriots Hotel, Broughton Road, Skipton, N. Yorks BD23 1RT. 19.00. More info: SELRAP

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12 November 2018. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group meeting. Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, 34 Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW (nearest station Collington). 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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13 November 2018. Tuesday. Transport Planning Day. Venue: ICE, 1 Great George St, London SW1P 3AA. More info: TPS. See also: the Principles of Transport Planning.

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13 November 2018. Tuesday. 3rd Annual (2018) Transport-Led Development in the Midlands: Delivering successful projects to enhance connectivity and regional growth. Venue: Gowling WLG, Birmingham. 08.45-17.30. More info: WF

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13-14 November 2018. Tuesday-Wednesday. World Rail Festival. Berlage van Beurs, Amsterdam. More info: WRF

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14 November 2018. Wednesday. Switch on to Mindfulness. Venue: webinar. 12.30-13.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers webinar: ICE

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14 November 2018. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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14 November 2018. Wednesday. Building a railway the hard way (Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway). Venue: EDF Energy, Barnett Way, Barnwood, Gloucester GL4 3RS. 19.30-21.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk: IMechE and GWSR

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15 November 2018. Thursday. 3rd annual North of England Transport Summit. Venue: etc Venues, Minshull Street, Manchester, M1 3HU. 08.15-16.45. More about this Transport Times conference: NoETS

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15 November 2018. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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17 November 2018. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. 14.00. More info: Kent

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18 November 2018. Sunday. Sleaford and District Model Railway Club Hobbies for All exhibition at Ruskington Village Hall, Parkfield Road, Ruskington NG34 9HS. £3 adults, £1.50 for children, £6 for families, under 5s free. proceeds will go to Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. SMRC

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19 November 2018. Monday. Autumn Seminar North. Association of Community Rail Partnerships' seminar. Venue: Lancashire County Hall, Fishergate, Preston, PR1 8RL. More info: ACoRP

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19 November 2018. Monday. Abbey Line Users' Group (ABFLY) open meeting and AGM. Venue: The Parish Centre, Station Road, Bricket Wood, Hertfordshire, AL2 3PJ. 19.30-21.30. More info: AGM

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20 November 2018. Tuesday. TeenTech Surrey. More info: TT-S

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20 November 2018. Tuesday. Next steps for transport in Scotland - infrastructure, decarbonisation and economic growth. Guest of Honour: Michael Matheson MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity, The Scottish Government. Venue: central Edinburgh. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects Keynote Seminar: SPC

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20 November 2018. Tuesday. Priorities for UK infrastructure following the National Infrastructure Assessment: planning, investment and delivery. Guest of Honour: Philip Graham, Chief Executive, National Infrastructure Commission. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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21 November 2018. Wednesday. Friends of the Barton Line meeting; non-members welcome. Venue: The Sloop Inn, 81 Waterside Road, Barton-upon-Humber, DN18 5BA. 18.00 for 20.00. More info: FoBL

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21 November 2018. Wednesday. Rail Accident Investigation Branch. Venue: Royal Pavilion, Wellesley Road, Aldershot, GU11 1PZ. 19.00 for 19.30 start, to 21.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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22 November 2018. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: York Racecourse. 09.30-12.30. More info:RIN

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23 November 2018. Friday. Golden Spanner Awards and Morning Conference. Venue: Grand Connaught Rooms, 61–65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA. 09.30-16.00. More info: 4FC-GSA

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24-25 November 2018. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture at National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham B40 1NT. More info: WMRC

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27 November 2018. Tuesday. 3rd Annual (2018) Rolling Stock Procurement Forum: Practical insight into all aspects of procurement, from identifying rolling stock needs, through to delivery and implementation of new fleet. Venue: Dentons, London. 08.45-16.40. More info: WF

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28 November 2018. Wednesday. TeenTech Manchester. More info: TT-M

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29 November 2018. Thursday. The future for the Midlands Engine - investment, infrastructure and economic growth. Venue: central Birmingham. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WSPF

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29-30 November 2018. Thursday-Friday. Local Transport Summit. Venue: Hertfordshire. More info: LTS-18. See also LTS-17

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1 December 2018. Saturday. Railfuture East Anglia meeting in Cambridge. 14.00. More info: RfEA Email: eastanglia@railfuture.org.uk

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4 December 2018. Tuesday. Priorities for transport in the North of England: economic growth, regional regeneration and the Strategic Transport Plan. Guest of Honour: Jonathan Spruce, Interim Strategy Director, Transport for the North. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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4 December 2018. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail committee meeting. Non-committee members welcome to attend, but not allowed to vote. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancs, BB7 2JN. 14.30. More info: RVR

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5-6 December 2018. Wednesday-Thursday. Exporail India in New Delhi. More info: EI

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6 December 2018. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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7 December 2018. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail sub-group. Venue: Pontefract Squash & Leisure Club, Stuart Road, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF8 4PQ. 19.00-21.00. More info: PCS

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8 December 2018. Saturday. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.50. More info: CRUG

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10 December 2018. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group annual Christmas social meeting. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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11 December 2018. Tuesday. Meeting of Chesham & District Transport Users' Group. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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13 December 2018. Thursday. Next steps for the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor. Guests of Honour: Bridget Rosewell, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission; Professor Sadie Morgan, Commissioner, National Infrastructure Commission; Rachel Fisher, Deputy Director, Infrastructure and Regeneration, Cities and Local Growth Unit. Venue: central Birmingham. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WSPF

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15 December 2018. Saturday. East Suffolk Travellers' Association Christmas lunch. Venue: Lady of the Lake, Bridge Road, Oulton Broad. More info: ESTA

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19 December 2018. Wednesday. Shotts electrification. Venue: WSP Offices, 7th Floor, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BX. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow section meeting: PWI

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20 December 2018. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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22 December 2018-6 January 2019. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools Christmas/new Year holiday, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 173 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and Events. See also: Scenic Rail Britain and Tour Britain by rail and Car-free journeys to great places.

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14 January 2019. Monday. Running the Railway. Speaker: Mark Hopwood, Managing Director Great Western Railway. Venue: Reading Town Hall, Blagrave Street, Reading, Berkshire RG1 1QH. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport event. More info: CILT

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24 January 2019. Thursday. Delivering the Growth Deal for North Wales. Guest of Honour: Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Transport, Welsh Government. Venue: north Wales. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects Keynote Seminar: PFfW

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25 January 2019. Friday. Golden Whistle Awards and Morning Conference. Venue: Marriott Grosvenor Square, Duke Street, London W1K 6JP. 09.30-16.00. More info: 4FC-GWA

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16-24 February 2019. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools half-term holiday, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 173 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and Events. See also: Scenic Rail Britain and Tour Britain by rail and Car-free journeys to great places.

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19 February 2019. Tuesday. Croydon Area Remodelling Scheme. Guest speaker: Peter Fagg, Senior Project Engineer, Network Rail. Venue: Woolsack Room, Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. !8.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this free Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport event: CILT

23 February 2019. Saturday. 50th anniversary of most recent passenger trains between Uckfield and Lewes.

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26-27 February 2019. Tuesday-Wednesday. Middle East Rail. Dubai International Convention Centre. MER

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22 March 2019. Friday. Rail in Wales and The West. Venue: tbc. 10.00-16.00. More info: 4FC-RWW

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23-24 March 2019. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture stall at London Rail Festival. Venue: Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY. More info: Rf-LSE

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28 March 2019. Thursday. Delivering the Mayor’s Transport Strategy and improving transport links across the South East. Guest of Honour: Alex Williams, Director of City Planning, Transport for London. Venue: central London. 08.30-13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: PFfL

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6-22 April 2019. Saturday-Monday. During this schools Easter holiday, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 173 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and Events. See also: Scenic Rail Britain and Tour Britain by rail and Car-free journeys to great places.

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16 April 2019. Tuesday. Transport Focus. Guest speaker: Linda McCord, Passenger Manager, Transport Focus. Venue: Woolsack Room, Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. !8.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this free Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport event: CILT

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26 April 2019. Friday. Rail in The North. Venue: tbc. 10.00-16.00. More info: 4FC-RN

May


2 May 2019. Thursday. UK Local elections. More info: Vote 2019

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14-16 May 2019. Tuesday-Thursday. Railtex 2019. Venue: NEC, Birmingham. More info: Railtex

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14 May 2019. Tuesday. Visit to Scotland Signalling Centre. Speaker: Mark Ilderton, ScotRail Alliance. Venue: West of Scotland Signalling Centre, 90 Cowlairs Road, Glasgow G21 1DA (nearest station Springburn). 17:30 for 18:00 start, to 19:30. More about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport visit: CILT

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18 May 2019. Saturday. Railfuture AGM in Cardiff. Venue: Old Library/Yr Hen Lyfrgell, The Hays, Cardiff CF10 1BH. 10.00-17.00. More info: conferences

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25 May-2 June 2019. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools half-term holiday, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 173 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and Events. See also: Scenic Rail Britain and Tour Britain by rail and Car-free journeys to great places.

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22 June 2019. Saturday. Railfuture's annual national summer conference. Darlington. More info: conferences

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28 June 2019. Friday. Railway Industry Innovation Awards. Venue: Paddington Hilton, 146 Praed Street, London W2 1EE. 12.00-16.00. More info: 4FC-RIIA

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From 24 July 2019. Tuesday. During this schools summer holiday, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 173 railways with over 1000 events a year to choose from! More info: Heritage railways and Events. See also: Scenic Rail Britain and Tour Britain by rail and Car-free journeys to great places.

Railfuture holds two national conferences each year, usually in the summer and autumn (in addition to its national AGM for members). 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 conferences at a discounted rate if booked early.


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