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Details of internal Railfuture meetings, open only to elected/selected members are here: Rf-internal.

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From 24 May 2019, until 2020. Untangling the tracks. Thameslink Programme exhibition. Venue: London Transport Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB. More info: Network Rail and LTM.

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13 December 2019. Friday. Starting out in Coaching. Venue: online. 10.30-11.30. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology webinar: IET

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14 December 2019. Saturday. Cumbrian coast Rail Users' Group meeting. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.05. More info: CRUG

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14 December 2019. Saturday. Bolton station partnership Christmas market on platforms 4/5. 10.30-16.00. CSCDP

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16 December 2019. Monday. Managing Change. Venue: online. 10.30-11.30. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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17 December 2019. Tuesday. An evening with Gordon Pettitt OBE, former Managing Director of Regional Railways and the last General Manager of BR's Southern Region. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS. Railfuture's shop sells Gordon's The Regional Railways Story at a discount.

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18 December 2019. Wednesday. Hitachi Rail Factory Visit. Venue: Hitachi Rail Europe, Merchant Park, Millennium Way, Aycliffe Business Park, Newton Aycliffe, DL5 6UG. 15.30 for 16.00 start, to 18.30. More about this Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport visit: CILT

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18 December 2019. Wednesday. Glasgow Queen Street Renovation. Venue: WSP Offices, 7th Floor, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow G1 3BX. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow section, talk: PWI

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19 December 2019. 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 December 2019-2 January 2020. Friday-Thursday. Britain's Railway OPEN FOR BUSINESS! See NR.

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21 December 2019-5 January 2020. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools Christmas/New Year holiday period, and throughout the rest of the year, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoy your local heritage railway; 181 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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3 January 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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7 January 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome. More info: RVR

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7 January 2020. Tuesday. Lessons learned from the Thameslink project. Venue: Upper Room, Rose & Crown, 47 Colombo Street, London SE1 8DP. 17.15 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Wessex section, talk: PWI

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7 January 2020. Friday. Campaign for Better Transport London group. Non-members welcome. Venue: 75 Cowcross Street, Farringdon, London EC1M 6EL. 18.00-20.00. More info: CfBT-London-1 and CfBT-London-2

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7 January 2020. Tuesday. The Role of Future Mobility in the Transport for the South East Strategy. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18:30 for 19:00 start, to 20:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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7 January 2020. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users' Group meeting. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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8 January 2020. Wednesday. Where is the future railway. Venue: Davidson House, Forbury Square, Reading. 17.00 for 17.45 start, to 19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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8 January 2020. Wednesday. Applying Common Safety Methods to Railway Projects. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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8 January 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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9 January 2020. Thursday. Reducing the cost of Electrification. Venue: Auditorium, The Quadrant, Network Rail, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1EN. 16.30 for 17.00 start, to 18.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Milton Keynes section, talk: PWI

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9 January 2020. Thursday. Network Rail Helicopter Operations Team. Venue: Mott MacDonald House, Sydenham Road, Croydon CR0 2EE. 17.30 for 17.45 start, to 19.45. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Croydon & Brighton section, talk: PWI

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9 January 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. Venue: Cooksbridge. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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11 January 2020. Saturday. Cumbrian coast Rail Users' Group meeting. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.05. More info: CRUG

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11 January 2020. Saturday. Railfuture East Midlands branch: open meeting, all welcome. Venue: First Class lounge, East Midlands Parkway station. 14.00-16.30. More info: Rf-EM

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13 January 2020. Monday. High Output Track Renewals: Ready for CP6. Venue: Network Rail's Offices, St. Patrick's House, Curran Road, off Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF10 5ZA. 17.15-19.15. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, South & West Wales section, talk: PWI

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13 January 2020. Monday. Tram Train Initiative. Venue: Transport for London, 5 Endeavour Square, Stratford, London, E20 1JN. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, London section, talk: PWI

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13 January 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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14 January 2020. Tuesday. Edinburgh Waverley Remodelling. Venue: Royal Station Hotel, Market Street, Carnforth LA5 9BT. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Lancaster, Barrow & Carlisle section, talk: PWI

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14 January 2020. Tuesday. Railway Systems Mechanical Reliability. Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Room T0.03 John Dalton Building, Oxford Road (entrance on Chester Street), Manchester M1 5GD. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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15 January 2020. Wednesday. Delivering transport oriented and transformative development to successfully increase connectivity and create new housing areas. 5th Annual (2020) Transport-Led Development in London and the South East. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.10. More info: WF and TPS

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15 January 2020. Wednesday. Charting the Development of Hull trains. Guest speaker: Louise Cheeseman, Managing Director, Hull Trains. Venue: tbc. 17.00. More about this free Institution of Railway Operators, North East section, talk: IRO

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15 January 2020. Wednesday. Saving the Planet .. a UK wide resource revolution - and what’s your role? Venue: Cardiff University School of Engineering, Trevithick Lecture Theatre, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers free lecture: ICE

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15 January 2020. Wednesday. AZUMA Operation and Maintenance of the UKs most famous new fleet. Venue: The Cosmopolitan Hotel, 2 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 4AE. 18.00-20.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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16 January 2020. Thursday. Tackling the Railway Challenge. Venue: SNC Lavalin Offices, 200 Broomielaw, Glasgow G1 4RU. 17.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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16 January 2020. 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 January 2020. Monday. New Trains for Docklands. Venue: tbc. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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20 January 2020. Monday. Transport for New Homes: what needs to change? Chair: Stephen Joseph OBE. Venue: St. Thomas Centre, Ardwick Green North, Manchester M12 6FZ. 18.00-20.00. More about this Transport for New Homes event: TfNH-tickets or TfNH

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21 January 2020. Tuesday. The future for UK infrastructure finance - public and private investment, alternative support models and new institutional structures. Venue: central London. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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21 January 2020. Tuesday. High Output Track Renewals: Ready for CP6. Venue: The Pullman Room, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, 2 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 4AE. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 20.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, West Yorkshire section, talk: PWI

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21 January 2020. Tuesday. Spa Valley Railway. Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this free Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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21 January 2020. Tuesday. Guest speaker: Chris Garthwaite, CEO and Founder, CGA. Venue: London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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21 January 2020. Tuesday. National Railway Museum. Guest speaker: Andrew MacLean, Deputy Director and Head Curator. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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23 January 2019. Thursday. Think Station - your ideas for a new passenger hub. Design Council and Network Rail workshop to devise designs for new transport hubs. Venue: Glasgow. 10.00-16.30. Register to attend free: TS. See Tomorrow's Living Station.

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23 January 2020. Thursday. Coventry Light Tram System. Venue: Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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24 January 2019. Friday. Think Station - your ideas for a new passenger hub. Design Council and Network Rail workshop to devise designs for new transport hubs. Venue: Glasgow. 10.00-16.30. Register to attend free: TS. See Tomorrow's Living Station.

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24 January 2020. Friday. Golden Whistles Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: The Marriott Grosvenor Square in Duke Street, London W1K 6JP. More info: FFC-GWA

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25-26 January 2020. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch stall at annual Erith Model Railway Society exhibition. Venue: The Longfield Academy, Main Road, Longfield, Kent, DA3 7PH. 10.00-17.00/16.00. More info: Rf-L&SE and EMRS

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27 January 2019. Monday. Think Station - your ideas for a new passenger hub. Design Council and Network Rail workshop to devise designs for new transport hubs. Venue: London. 10.00-16.30. Register to attend free: TS. See Tomorrow's Living Station.

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28 January 2020. Tuesday. Discovering new opportunities, pipelines, priorities and private investment structures. 3rd Annual (2020) Securing Investment in the Rail Sector. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.40. More info: WF and TPS

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28 January 2019. Tuesday. Think Station - your ideas for a new passenger hub. Design Council and Network Rail workshop to devise designs for new transport hubs. Venue: London. 10.00-16.30. Register to attend free: TS. See Tomorrow's Living Station.

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29 January 2020. Wednesday. December Timetable. Venue: Engine Room, Atkins, 5th Floor Milford House, 1 Milford Street, Swindon, SN1 1DW. 12.30 for 12.45 start, to 14.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, West of England section, talk: PWI

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30 January 2020. Thursday. Strategic Economic Plan for the Sheffield City Region. Venue: Cutlers' Hall, Church Street, Sheffield S1 1HG. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk/debate: IMechE

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4 February 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome. More info: RVR

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4 February 2020. Tuesday. Aspects of Railway Safety. Venue: Newcastle College Rail Academy, William Street, Felling, Gateshead, NE10 0JP. 15.45 for 16.15 start, to 17.45. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, North East section, talk: PWI

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4 February 2020. Tuesday. London Overground: History & Developments. Venue: Upper Room, Rose & Crown, 47 Colombo Street, London SE1 8DP. 17.15 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Wessex section, talk: PWI

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4 February 2020. Tuesday. Signal Sighting - Dark Art to Scientific Speciality. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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5/6 February 2020. Wednesday/Thursday. 8th Annual (2020) Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum: Latest insight on how to successfully gain DCO approval – a practical guide on completing pre-application, examination and progress to NSIP delivery. Venue: America Square, Cavendish Venue, London EC3N 2LB. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.35/08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.20. More info: WF

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5 February 2020. Wednesday. Valley Line Electrification. Venue: Cardiff University School of Engineering, Room T2.09, Trevithick Building, The Parade, Cardiff CF24 3AA. 16.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers lecture: IMechE

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5 February 2020. Wednesday. Level Crossings Suitable and Sufficient Risk Assessment. 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 free Permanent Way Institution, Thames Valley section, talk: PWI

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6 February 2020. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: Business Design Centre, London. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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6 February 2020. Thursday. Northern Powerhouse Rail: Delivering a Vision. Venue: Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6DN. 16.15-17.45. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Cheshire & North Wales section, talk: PWI

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6 February 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. Venue: Shoreham Port, Southwick. 15.00-17.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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7 February 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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8 February 2020. Saturday. Cumbrian coast Rail Users' Group meeting. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.05. More info: CRUG

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10 February 2020. Monday. Guest speaker: Paul Plummer, CEO, Rail Delivery Group. Venue: London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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10 February 2020. Monday. Infrastructure Asset Transfer for South Wales Metro. Venue: Network Rail's Offices, St. Patrick's House, Curran Road, off Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF10 5ZA. 17.15-19.15. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, South & West Wales section, talk: PWI

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10 February 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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11 February 2020. Tuesday. TeenTech Cities: Manchester Festival Day. More info: TT-M

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11 February 2020. Tuesday. The Role For Hydrogen Trains In Decarbonising Transport. Venue: Alstom Transport Training Academy, Halton Fields, Widnes WA8 8NH. 16.45 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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12 February 2020. Wednesday. North of England Transport Summit 2019. POSTPONED FROM NOVEMBER. Venue: etc Venues, Minshull Street, Manchester, M1 3HU. 08.45 for 09.20 start, to 16.00. More info: TT

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12 February 2020. Wednesday. Tracsis: How Technology Can Help Operators. Venue: tbc. 17.00. More about this free Institution of Railway Operators, North East section, talk: IRO

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12 February 2020. Wednesday. Mind the Gap - Managing 'The Platform Train Interface'. Venue: Jury's Inn, Station Road, Nottingham NG2 3BJ. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham & Derby section, talk: PWI

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15 February 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. Venue: Rochester. 14.00. More info: Kent

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18 February 2020. Tuesday. Making a stronger case for electrification. Venue: STEAM Museum - Swindon, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2TA. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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18 February 2020. Tuesday. Open Access Rail Operations. Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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18 February 2020. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users' Group meeting. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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18 February 2020. Tuesday. European Railway Award. Venue: Brussels. More info: ERA

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19 February 2020. Wednesday. East Kilbride Capacity Enhancements. Venue: WSP Offices, 7th Floor, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BX. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow section, talk: PWI

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19 February 2020. Wednesday. The Future of Transport. Venue: Dunton Technical Centre, Ford Motor Company Ltd, Product Development Europe, Basildon, Essex, SS15 6EE. 19.30-21.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk/debate: IMechE

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19-21 February 2020. Wednesday-Friday. Breaking down barriers through digital transformation. 9th International Railway Summit. Venue: Warsaw, Poland. More info: IRS and IRS-9

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21-23 February 2020. Friday-Sunday. Railfuture Scotland stall at annual Rail Show. Venue: Scottish Event Campus Centre (SEC), Glasgow G3 8YW. More info: Rf-Scotland and MRS

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25 February 2020. Tuesday. 3rd Annual (2020) Air Quality Forum: Practical guidance for planning and implementing targeted solutions to improve air quality through an interdisciplinary approach. Venue: Arup, 8 Fitzroy Street, London W1T 4BQ. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.45. More info: WF

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25 February 2020. Tuesday. Vivarail. Guest speaker: Adrian Shooter, Chief Executive Officer. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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27 February 2020. Thursday. Next steps for the Cambridge - Milton Keynes - Oxford Arc: infrastructure, connectivity and housing. Venue: central London. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WSPF

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27 February 2020. Thursday. Sheffield Tram-Train. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 20.00. More about this free Railway Civil Engineers Association informal discussion: RCEA

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28 February 2020. Friday. IMechE Railway Division Annual Luncheon. Venue: Grosvenor House, 86-90 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 7TN. 12.00 for 13.00 start, to 16.30. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers event: IMechE

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2 March 2020. Monday. Warwickshire Railways - Past, Present and Future - No 2. Guest speaker: Fraser Pithie. Venue: Christ Church Community Hall, Burney Lane, Ward End, Birmingham B8 2AS. 14.00. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings; £3 donation requested. More about this Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, West Midlands branch event: RCTS

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3 March 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome. More info: RVR

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3 March 2020. Tuesday. Clear Thinking on Climate Change. Venue: The Royal Scots Club, 30 Abercromby Place, Edinburgh EH3 6QE. 19.00-21.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers talk/debate: IMechE

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4 March 2020. Wednesday. Utilising New Technology on Railways. Venue: Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester M1 3NJ. 08.00 for 09.00 start, to 16.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, North West section, technical seminar: PWI

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4 March 2020. Wednesday. Academic Support For The Rail Industry. Venue: Institute of Railway Research, Huddersfield University, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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4 March 2020. Wednesday. Cardiff Intersection Bridge: Part 2. 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 free Permanent Way Institution, Thames Valley section, talk: PWI

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5 March 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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6 March 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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9 March 2020. Monday. Cardiff Intersection Bridge: Part 2. Venue: Network Rail's Offices, St. Patrick's House, Curran Road, off Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF10 5ZA. 17.15-19.15. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, South & West Wales section, talk: PWI

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9 March 2020. Monday. The future of Network Rail. Guest speaker: Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Chairman of Network Rail. Venue: Room A005, Govan Mbeki Building, Caledonian University, Glasgow G4 0BA. 17.30-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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9 March 2020. Monday. Viva Rail D-Train. Guest speaker: Adrian Shooter, Chief Executive at Viva Rail. Venue: London Underground Head Office, 55 Broadway, St. James's Park, London SW1H 0BD. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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9 March 2020. Monday. Asset Protection - the protection of Network Rail assets interfacing with outside parties. Venue: 10th Floor, London Underground, 55 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BD. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, London section, talk: PWI

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9 March 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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10 March 2020. Tuesday. Next steps for high speed rail in the UK following the independent review. Venue: central London. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects conference: WEETF

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11 March 2020. Wednesday. Challenges & Benefits of ERTMS and the Digital Railway. Venue: tbc. 17.00. More about this free Institution of Railway Operators, North East section, talk: IRO

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11 March 2020. Wednesday. Delivering ETCS: deploying Digital Signalling technologies in the UK. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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11 March 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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11 March 2020. Wednesday. HS2. Venue: Stafford College, Main Lecture Theatre, Earl Street (Access via Tenterbanks Entrance - opposite Victoria Park), Stafford ST16 2QR. 19.00-21.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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12 March 2020. Thursday. Hybrid diesel and battery-powered trains. Venue: Cambridge University Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ. 18.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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14 March 2020. Saturday. Cumbrian coast Rail Users' Group meeting. Venue: Methodist church hall, Gosforth Road, Seascale, Cumbria, CA20 1PU. 13.05. More info: CRUG

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17 March 2020. Tuesday. 1st Annual (2020) Achieving UK Rail Decarbonisation: Practical strategies to deliver sustainable infrastructure, alternative energy sources and greener rolling stock to reach the 2050 net zero targets. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.25. More info: WF

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17 March 2020. Tuesday. The Light Rail Safety and Standards Board. Venue: Harlequin Theatre, Warwick Crescent, London Road, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 1NN. 18.30 for 19.00 start, to 20.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport lecture: CILT

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18 March 2020. Wednesday. Glasgow Subway Improvements. Venue: WSP Offices, 7th Floor, 110 Queen Street, Glasgow, G1 3BX. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Glasgow section, talk: PWI

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21-22 March 2020. Saturday-Sunday. Railfuture London & South East branch stall at annual London Rail Festival. Venue: Alexandra Palace, London N22 7AY. More info: LFRM

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24 March 2020. Tuesday. UK Rail Summit. Venue: KPMG LLP, 15 Canada Square, London E14 5GL. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.30. More about this Transport Times conference: UKRS

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24 March 2020. Tuesday. 5th Annual (2020) Northern Transport and Infrastructure Development Forum: Maximising development and growth throughout the North with improved transport and connectivity. Venue: DLA Pipwer, 2 Princes Square, Leeds LS1 4BY. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.30. More info: WF

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24 March 2020. Tuesday. Class 442 Re-engineering. Guest speaker: Neil Drury, Engineering Director, South Western Railway. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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25 March 2020. Wednesday. Cardiff Intersection Bridge: Part 2. Venue: Engine Room, Atkins, 5th Floor Milford House, 1 Milford Street, Swindon, SN1 1DW. 12.30 for 12.45 start, to 14.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, West of England section, talk: PWI

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25 March 2020. Wednesday. An evening with the Chairman of Network Rail – Sir Peter Hendy CBE. Venue: The Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute, Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 20.00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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27 March 2020. Friday. Rail in Wales and the West. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Redcliffe Way, Bristol BS1 6NJ. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RWW

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31 March 2020. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users' Group meeting. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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2 April 2020. Thursday. 28th Annual (2020) Rail Freight Group Conference: Securing growth in a changing sector: the impacts of rail reform, devolution and decarbonisation. Venue: Eversheds Sutherland, 1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.15. More info: WF

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2 April 2020. Thursday. WCML Acton Grange Junction: Design & Construction Challenges & Lessons ... Venue: Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6DN. 16.15-17.45. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Cheshire & North Wales section, talk: PWI

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2 April 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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2 April 2020. Thursday. "Mind the Gap" - Gauging. Venue: Upstairs Function Room, The Scots Guards Club, 2 Clifton Terrace, Opposite Haymarket Station, Edinburgh, EH12 5DR. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Edinburgh section, talk: PWI

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3 April 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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6 April 2020. Monday. Rail Operations Group of companies. Venue: Sheffield Scouts HQ, Trippett Lane, Sheffield S1 4EL. 19.00 for 19.30 start. A donation of £3.00 non-members is requested. More about this Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, Sheffield branch, event: RCTS

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7 April 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome. More info: RVR

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7 April 2020. Tuesday. Brighton Main Line Enhancement Proposals. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18:30 for 19:00 start, to 20:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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8 April 2020. Wednesday. A day in the life of a Driver Team Manager. Venue: tbc. 17.00. More about this free Institution of Railway Operators, North East section, talk: IRO

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8 April 2020. Wednesday. Vivarail: designing and building emission-free trains for the UK. Venue: Carriage Shop - Derby, Derby Roundhouse, Roundhouse Road, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JE. 17.15-19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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15 April 2020. Wednesday. Guest speaker: Lesley Stephenson, Caha Registrar. Venue: London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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16 April 2020. Thursday. Introducing the Azuma. Venue: Edinburgh EH1 1DE. 17.30-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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18 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Scotland meeting on board MV Maid of the Loch in Balloch. 14.00. Email secretary@railfuturescotland.org.uk

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18 April 2020. Saturday. Behind the scenes at the National Railway Museum. Venue: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. 14.30-16.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers social event: IMechE

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20 April 2020. Monday. Platform-train interface. Venue: London Underground Head Office, 55 Broadway, St. James's Park, London SW1H 0BD. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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20 April 2020. Monday. GWR Electrification. Venue: Didcot Civic Hall, Britwell Road,Didcot OX11 7JN. 19.30. £4 donation requested. More about this Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, Thames Valley branch, event: RCTS

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20 April 2020. Monday. High Speed 1. Venue: Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8LB. 19.30. Non-members welcome; £2.50 donation requested. More about this Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, South Essex branch, event: RCTS

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21 April 2020. Tuesday. Overhead Traction Electrification: Energy Efficiency and Decarbonisation delivered. Venue: The Pullman Room, The Cosmopolitan Hotel, 2 Lower Briggate, Leeds LS1 4AE. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 20.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, West Yorkshire section, talk: PWI

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23 April 2020. Thursday. Midlands Connect – an update on the Business Cases for the Midlands Rail Hub and the Thames Valley – Airport – Midlands (TVAM) Corridor. Venue: Centro House, 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. 17:15 for 17:30 start, to 18:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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28 April 2020. Tuesday. Electrification. Venue: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY. 17.30 for 18.00 start, to 20.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Scotland section, technical seminar: PWI

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28 April 2020. Tuesday. Future on-board power. Venue: 5th Floor, Milford House, 1 Milford Street, Swindon SN1 1DW. 09.00-17.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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28 April 2020. Tuesday. Guest speaker: Dick Fearn, Member - Williams Rail Review, and ex-CEO Irish Railways. Venue: Woking United Reformed Church, White Rose Lane, Woking GU22 7HA. 19.00 for 19.15 start. Non-members are very welcome to attend meetings. More about this free Railway Correspondence and Travel Society, Surrey branch event: RCTS

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30 April 2020. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: DW Stadium, Wigan. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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30 April 2020. Thursday. East West Rail. Venue: ICE, One Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA. 14.00. More about this Railway Civil Engineers Association technical seminar: RCEA

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1 May 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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6 May 2020. Wednesday. Investigating the Sandilands tram accident. Venue: Room PL001, Department of Electronics & Physics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD. 16.30 for 18.00 start, to 20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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6 May 2020. Wednesday. Nexus Metro Control Room & Maintenance Depot. Venue: tbc. 17.00. More about this free Institution of Railway Operators, North East section, visit: IRO

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7 May 2020. Thursday. Timetable planning. Venue: Crewe Arms Hotel, Nantwich Road, Crewe, Cheshire, CW2 6DN. 16.15-17.45. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Cheshire & North Wales section, talk: PWI

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7 May 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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7 May 2020. Thursday. Kintore new station & A2I update. 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, talk: PWI

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11 May 2020. Monday. Tram-train. Venue: Network Rail's Offices, St. Patrick's House, Curran Road, off Penarth Road, Cardiff, CF10 5ZA. 17.15-19.15. More about this Permanent Way Institution, South & West Wales section, talk: PWI

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12 May 2020. Tuesday. 1st Annual (2020) Unlocking Housing Through Local Plan Development - A practical masterclass on meeting housing targets and developing local plans. POSTPONED FROM DECEMBER. Venue: Dentons, 1 Fleet Place, City of London EC4M 7RA. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.45. More info: WF

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12 May 2020. Tuesday. Modern Wheel Slip Prevention Systems. Venue: Manchester Metropolitan University, Room T0.03 John Dalton Building, Oxford Road (entrance on Chester Street), Manchester M1 5GD. 18.30-20.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers free technical lecture: IMechE

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12 May 2020. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users' Group meeting. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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12-14 May 2020. Tuesday-Thursday. Infrarail 2020. Venue: Olympia, London.

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13 May 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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16 May 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. Venue: Rochester. 14.00. More info: Kent

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18 May 2020. Monday. Two London Railways - Thameslink and Crossrail. Guest speaker: Chris Green. Venue: Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8LB. 19.30. A donation of £2.50 non-members is requested. More about this Railway Correspondence & Travel Society, South Essex branch, event: RCTS

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19 May 2020. Tuesday. Northern Economic Summit. POSTPONED FROM NOVEMBER 2019. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30 for 9.25 start, to 17.10. More info: NES

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19 May 2020. Tuesday. Railways, civil engineering & the history of Hornby. Venue: Hornby Visitors Centre, Westwood Industrial Estate, Margate, Kent, CT9 4JX (direct bus from Ramsgate station). 11.30-16.00. More about this Institution of Civil Engineers networking event: ICE

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20 May 2020. Wednesday. Old Oak Common and regeneration in North West London - housing, economic development and delivering an integrated transport hub. Venue: central London. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Policy Forum for London seminar: PFfL

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20 May 2020. Wednesday. On Track for a Safer Railway. Venue: London. 12.30-17.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, London section, technical seminar: PWI

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20 May 2020. Wednesday. Guest speaker: Peter Wilkinson, Managing Director, Passenger Services, DfT. Venue: London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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21 May 2020. Thursday. Cost effective electrification mast foundation design. Venue: Aston Court Hotel, Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SL. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Nottingham & Derby section, talk: PWI

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2 June 2020. Tuesday. The Helston Railway 1882 - 2020. Guest speaker: Chris Heaps. Venue: Room 313, Cliffe Building, East Sussex College, Mountfield Road, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2XH. 18:30 for 19:00 start, to 20:45. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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4 June 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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5 June 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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5-6 June 2020. Friday-Saturday. European Passenger Federation conference. Venue: Strasbourg. More info: EPF

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10 June 2020. Wednesday. Annual Dinner. Venue: Kia Oval, London. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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11 June 2020. Tuesday. Scottish Transport Summit. Venue: Crowne Plaza, Congress Road, Glasgow G3 8QT. More about this Transport Times conference: STS

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18 June 2020. Thursday. TeenTech Cities: Hampshire Festival Day. More info: TT-H

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26 June 2020. Friday. Railway Industry Innovation Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: Paddington Hilton, 146 Praed Street, London W2 1EE. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RIIA

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27 June 2020. Saturday. Railfuture national AGM. Venue: Birmingham.

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30 June 2020. Tuesday. Chesham & District Transport Users' Group meeting. Venue: Town Hall, 14 High Street, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 1EP. 19.30. Public welcome. More info: CDTUG

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2 July 2020. Thursday. RSN 2020. Venue: Derby Velodrome, Royal Way, Derby DE24 8JB. 09.30-15.30. More about this free Rolling Stock Networking event: RSN

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13 July 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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8 July 2020. Wednesday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Eastern division meeting. 18.30. More info: Eastern

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16 July 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

Railfuture now holds one national conference each year, normally in the autumn (in addition to its national AGM for members). The conference is competitively priced, to be within rail users' price range, and is open to everyone. Railfuture members are usually offered a chance to attend conferences at a discounted rate if booked early; for non-members there's often a discounted 'book and join' package.
Details of other internal Railfuture meetings, open only to elected/selected members, including the annual Branches & Groups Day held each autumn, are here: Rf-internal.

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