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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. CLOSED. More info: Network Rail and LTM.

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30 March 2020. Monday. Next steps for growth in the Thames Estuary - infrastructure, governance and linking Local Industrial Strategies. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Policy Forum for London conference: PFfL

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30 March 2020. Monday. East West Rail Company public information drop-in event. POSTPONED. Venue: Webb Library, 31 Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BJ. 11.30-17.00. More info: EWRCo

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30 March 2020. Monday. Human factors: the devil's in the detail. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar IMechE

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30 March 2020. Monday. Abbey Flyer Users' Group open meeting. POSTPONED. More info: ABFLY

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31 March 2020. Tuesday. East West Rail Company public information drop-in event. POSTPONED. Venue: Barrington Village Hall, 63 High Street, Barrington, CB22 7QX. 11.00-15.00. More info: EWRCo

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31 March 2020. Tuesday. Public information drop-in event for Gatwick Airport station upgrade. TO BE RE-SCHEDULED. Venue: Burgess Hill station. 17.30-19.30. More info: GASU

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31 March 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign action meeting. CANCELLED. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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

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1 April 2020. Wednesday. Public information drop-in event for Gatwick Airport station upgrade. TO BE RE-SCHEDULED. Venue: Hassocks station. 06.30-08.00. More info: GASU

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1 April 2020. Wednesday. Vision 2030. POSTPONED. Venue: 99 City Road Conference Centre, Inmarsat, 99 City Road, London EC1Y 1AX. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.30. More about this Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation Spring Conference 2020: CIHT

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1 April 2020. Wednesday. Lifeskills event : Effective Negotiation. POSTPONED. Venue: Anglia Ruskin University Chelmsford, Bishop Hall Lane, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SQ. 17.00-21.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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1 April 2020. Wednesday. Rugby Rail Users Group. CANCELLED. Venue: Claremont Centre, 43 Clifton Road, Rugby CV21 3QE. 19.30. More info: RRUG

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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. POSTPONED TO OCTOBER. Venue: Eversheds Sutherland, 1 Wood Street, London, EC2V 7WS. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.15. More info: WF and YRP and CILT

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2 April 2020. Thursday. Maintaining civil infrastructure. POSTPONED. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, 1 St. Peter's Square, Manchester M2 3DE. 09.15 for 09.45 start, to 16.30. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers supported CIRIA conference: CIRIA and IMechE

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2 April 2020. Thursday. WCML Acton Grange Junction: Design & Construction Challenges & Lessons ... CANCELLED. 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. RILA Railway Track and Infrastructure Survey System. ONLINE ONLY. 16.30-17.30. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Lancaster, Barrow & Carlisle section, talk: PWI

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2 April 2020. Thursday. S&C Management in 2020 and beyond. CANCELLED. Venue: Furzton G01, 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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2 April 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. CANCELLED. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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2 April 2020. Thursday. "Mind the Gap" - Gauging. CANCELLED. 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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2 April 2020. Thursday. Western Rail Link to Heathrow. POSTPONED. Venue: University of Reading - Cedars Meeting Room, Whiteknights Campus, Reading RG6 6UR. 18.00-21.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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2 April 2020. Thursday. Narrow Gauge Railways in Great Britain. POSTPONED. Venue: Herts Development Centre, Six Hills Way, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, SG1 2FQ. 18.30-21.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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2 April 2020. Thursday. The Settle Carlisle Railway. POSTPONED. Venue: Whitehall Country Hotel, Ross Street, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2JU. 20.45-22.15. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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3-19 April 2020. Friday-Sunday. During this schools Easter holiday period, and throughout the rest of the year until further notice, all across the UK and Ireland, enjoying your local heritage railway is in abeyance; 181 railways with in normal times over 1000 events a year to choose from! For the time being, PLEASE DO NOT TRAVEL! 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 April 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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4 April 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. CANCELLED. Venue: Wharf Station, Talyllyn Railway, Tywyn, Gwynedd, LL36 9EY. 11.45. More info: SARPA

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4 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Yorkshire and North West branches joint meeting. CANCELLED. Guest speaker: Anna-Jane Hunter, Director, North of England Rail, Network Rail on The Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade. Venue: Yorkshire Children's Centre, Brian Jackson House, New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JP. 13.00-16.00. More info: Rf-Y and Rf-NW

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4 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Devon & Cornwall branch AGM. POSTPONED. Venue: Unitarian Church, Notte Street, Plymouth, PL1 2AQ. 13:30-16:15. More info: Rf-D&C

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4 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Severnside branch AGM. POSTPONED. Guest speaker: Peter Langman, Cirencester Community Railway project. Venue: Function Room, Tavern Inn, Kemble, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6AX. 14.00. More info: Rf-S

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4 April 2020. Saturday. Mid-Anglia Rail Passengers Association AGM. POSTPONED. Venue: Friends Meeting House, St. John's Street, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1SJ. 14.00. More info: MARPA

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6 April 2020. Monday. Managing change. ONLINE. 10.30-11.30. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology e-class: IET

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

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6 April 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). CANCELLED. Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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7 April 2020. Tuesday. Public information drop-in event for Gatwick Airport station upgrade. TO BE RE-SCHEDULED. Venue: London Victoria station. 09.00-11.00. More info: GASU

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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.

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7 April 2020. Tuesday. RailFreight Summit UK. POSTPONED. Venue: Digital Innovations Theatre, University of Salford, MediaCityUK M50 2HE. More info: RFS

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7 April 2020. Tuesday. Brighton Main Line Enhancement Proposals. CANCELLED. Guest speaker: Ben Craig, Network Rail, Programme Sponsor, Brighton Main Line. 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. CANCELLED. 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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9 April 2020. Thursday. Virtual Railway Pub Quiz. ONLINE ONLY. 18.00-20.00. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers event: IMechE

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9 April 2020. Thursday. The Transforming Cities Fund. CANCELLED. Venue: Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College, Leek Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 2RU. 18:00 for 18:30 start, to 20:30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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11 April 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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14 April 2020. Tuesday. Public information drop-in event for Gatwick Airport station upgrade. TO BE RE-SCHEDULED. Venue: Clapham Junction station. 09.30-11.30. More info: GASU

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15 April 2020. Wednesday. Guest speaker: Lesley Stephenson, Caha Registrar. Venue: Osbourne Clarke, One London Wall, Barbican, London EC2Y 5EB. 18.00-20.00. More about this CILT/Railway Study Forum talk: RSF

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

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16 April 2020. Thursday. Magor & Undy Walkway Station meeting. CANCELLED. Venue: The Golden Lion, 23A The Square, Magor, Caldicot, Monmouthshire, NP26 3HY. 19.30. More info: MAGOR

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18 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Wessex AGM. POSTPONED. Venue: Mayflower Village pub, 22-26 Commercial Road, Southampton SO15 1GE. 11.00. More info: Rf-Wessex

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18 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Scotland AGM and meeting with guest speaker speaker Ian Quinn on Rail and Sail. CANCELLED. Venue: on board PS Maid of the Loch, The Pier, Pier Road, Balloch, West Dunbartonshire, G83 8QX. 14.00. More info: Rf-Scotland

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18 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Wales AGM. Guest speaker: Lee Robinson, Development Director Rail, Transport for Wales. Venue: Shrewsbury station, ground floor meeting room. 14.00. More info: Rf-Wales

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18 April 2020. Saturday. Behind the scenes at the National Railway Museum. POSTPONED. 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. POSTPONED. 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 April 2020. Monday. GWR Electrification. CANCELLED. 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. CANCELLED. 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. City and Growth Deals in Wales: progress and next steps for delivery. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Policy Forum for Wales conference: PFfW

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21 April 2020. Thursday. 10th Annual (2020) Community Infrastructure Levy and s106 Masterclass: a practical guide on the management, implementation and spending of the levy. POSTPONED TO OCTOBER. Venue: Dentons, 1 Fleet Place, City of London EC4M 7RA. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.50. More info: WF

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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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21 April 2020. Tuesday. What’s coming down the tracks for Scottish railways? Engineering a transformation of the network. Guest speaker: Alex Hynes, MD ScotRail Alliance. Venue: University of Strathclyde, Room 301, McCance Building, Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ. 18.00-20.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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22 April 2020. Wednesday. Ladies can't climb ladders. POSTPONED. Venue: IMechE, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London SW1H 9JJ. 17.15 for 18.00 start, to 19.30. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE

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22 April 2020. Wednesday. An important expansion of the capacity of Southampton's Freightliner Rail Terminal. Guest speaker: Lindsay Durham, Head of Rail Strategy, Freightliner Group Ltd. Venue: The Oak Conference Room, Solent Conference Centre, on East Park Terrace Campus of Solent University, Southampton SO14 0LY. 18:30 for 18:45 start, to 21:00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport talk: CILT

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23 April 2020. Thursday. Public information drop-in event for Gatwick Airport station upgrade. TO BE RE-SCHEDULED. Venue: London Bridge station. 07.30-09.30. More info: GASU

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23 April 2020. Thursday. Climate change policy in Scotland: implementing the Climate Change Act and assessing the route to ‘net zero’. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Scotland Policy Conferences event: SPC

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23 April 2020. Thursday. The Morals and Ethics of Climate Change and Sustainability. ONLINE. 12.00-13.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers webinar: IMechE

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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. CANCELLED. 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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23 April 2020. Thursday. Direct Rail Services: Class 68 / 88 Engineering. Venue: Direct Rail Services, Kingmoor Business Park, Kingmoor Park, Carlisle. 18.30-21.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical visit: IMechE

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25 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch members' meeting and AGM. TO BE POSTPONED. Venue: Wesley's Chapel, 49 City Road, London EC1Y 1AU. 11.00-16.00. More info: Rf-L&SE

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25 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture North East branch AGM. POSTPONED. Venue: Newcastle Arts Centre, 67 Westgate Road, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE1 1SG. 14.00. More info: Rf-NE

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25 April 2020. Saturday. Railfuture West Midlands branch AGM. POSTPONED. Venue: Priory Rooms Meeting & Conference Centre, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF. More info: Rf-WM

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28 April 2020. Tuesday. Future on-board power. Venue: 5th Floor, Milford House, 1 Milford Street, Swindon SN1 1DW. 17.00 for 17.30 start, to 19.00. More about this free Institution of Mechanical Engineers technical lecture: IMechE
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28 April 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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28 April 2020. Tuesday. Guest speaker: Dick Fearn, Member - Williams Rail Review, and ex-CEO Irish Railways. CANCELLED. 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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29 April 2020. Wednesday. City Region and Growth Deals in Scotland: progress and next steps for delivery. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Scotland Policy Conferences event: SPC

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29 April 2020. Wednesday. EMC in railways. Venue: IET, 2 Savoy Place, London WC2R 0BL. 09.30 for 10.00 start, to 16.05. More about this Institution of Engineering and Technology seminar: IET

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30 April 2020. Thursday. Key developments in planning policy in England - new housing, local plans, and accelerating the delivery of projects. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Energy Environment and Transport Forum conference: WEETF

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30 April 2020. Thursday. Rail in the North. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED TO OCTOBER. Venue: National Railway Museum York, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RitN

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

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30 April 2020. Thursday. East West Rail. POSTPONED. 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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2 May 2020. Saturday. Railfuture East Midlands branch AGM and open meeting with guest speaker. POSTPONED. Non-members welcome. Venue: Midland Hotel, Derby. More info: Rf-EM

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2 May 2020. Saturday. Peterborough-Ely-Norwich Rail Users AGM. Venue: Thetford. 10.30. More info: PENRUG

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5 May 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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6 May 2020. Wednesday. Alstom Transport Technology Centre. Venue: Alstom Transport Technology Centre, Lovels Way, Widnes, Cheshire, WA8 8FW. 14.30 for 15.00 start, to 16.30. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport visit: CILT

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6 May 2020. Wednesday. Investigating the Sandilands tram accident. POSTPONED. 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 and IET

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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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6 May 2020. Wednesday. Kings Cross remodelling. Venue: Network Rail’s Davidson House Offices, Forbury Square, The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EU. 17.00 for 17.45 start, to 19.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Thames Valley section, talk: PWI

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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. Slab Track Replacement St. Pancras to West Hampstead. Venue: Auditorium, The Quadrant, Network Rail, Elder Gate, Milton Keynes MK9 1EN. 16.30 for 17.00 start, to 18.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Milton Keynes 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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8-10 May 2020. Friday-Sunday. During this early-May Bank Holiday weekend, 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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9 May 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 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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11 May 2020. Monday. Improving Train Service Performance Across the UK Network. Venue: Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road, London,SE1 8NJ. 17.30-19.00. More about this free Institution of Railway Operators, South East section, talk: IRO

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11 May 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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11 May 2020. Monday. Skipton and East Lancs Rail Action Partnership; members only. Venue: Herriotts Hotel, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1RT. More info: SELRAP

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11-13 May 2020. Monday-Wednesday. Rail Freight Summit. Venue: Poznan, Poland. More info: RFS

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12-14 May 2020. Tuesday-Thursday. Infrarail 2020. Venue: Olympia, London. More info: Infrarail and IMechE and PWI

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12 May 2020. Tuesday. Achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 - policy frameworks and collaboration, decarbonisation in key sectors and local areas, and encouraging behavioural change. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Energy Environment and Transport Forum conference: WEETF

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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, POSTPONED AGAIN TO OCTOBER. 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. Felixstowe Travel Watch AGM. Guest speaker: from Suffolk County Council. Venue: Salvation Army Hall, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7EL. 19.30. More info: FTW

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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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13 May 2020. Wednesday. Diversity and inclusion. Venue: Network Rail Ltd, Training Room, Central Station Buildings, Queen Street, Exeter EX4 3SB. 15.00 for 15.30 start, to 17.00. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Exeter section, talk: PWI

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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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14 May 2020. Thursday. Rail Accident & Investigation Branch. Venue: Mott MacDonald House, Sydenham Road, Croydon CR0 2EE. 17.30 for 17.45 start, to 19.30. More about this Permanent Way Institution, Croydon & Brighton section, talk: PWI

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16 May 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Thames Valley branch AGM. POSTPONED. Guest speaker: Alice Gillman, Vivarail. Venue: West Oxford Community Centre, Botley Road, Oxford. 10.00 for 10.30 start, to 13.00. More info: Rf-TV

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16 May 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting and stall at annual Festival of Transport. CANCELLED. Venue: Faversham. More info: Kent and FFoT

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16 May 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. CANCELLED. Venue: Royal Naval Club, 3 Market Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1DL. 12.15. More info: SARPA

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18 May 2020. Monday. Implementing the Williams Review. CANCELLED. Guest speaker: Keith Williams, Independent Chair of the Williams Rail Review, Chair of Royal Mail, and former Chief Executive of British Airways. Venue: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.30. More about this ARE members-only event: ARE

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18 May 2020. Monday. Two London Railways - Thameslink and Crossrail. CANCELLED. 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: The Hive, 51 Lever Street, Manchester M1 1FN. 08.15 for 9.15 start, to 17.00. 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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19 May 2020. Tuesday. Introducing the University of Leeds' new Institute for High Speed Rail & System Integration. 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 Permanent Way Institution, West Yorkshire section, talk: PWI

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19 May 2020. Tuesday. Rail in the North West – a 25 year view. Guest speaker: Tony Miles. Venue: The English Lounge, 64-6 High Street, Manchester M4 1EA. 18.00-20.00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport lecture: CILT

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20 May 2020. Wednesday. Old Oak Common and regeneration in North West London - HS2, assessing the development plans and the impact on housing, economic growth and delivering an integrated transport hub. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Policy Forum for London seminar: PFfL

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20 May 2020. Wednesday. Steventon Bridge: Intelligent Rule Breaking using Dynamic FEA Techniques. 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 Permanent Way Institution, West of England section, talk: PWI

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20 May 2020. Wednesday. On Track for a Safer Railway. POSTPONED. Venue: Institute of Physics, London N1 9BU. 11.30 for 12.00 start, to 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. Public information drop-in event for Gatwick Airport station upgrade. Venue: London Victoria station. 07.30-09.30. More info: GASU

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21 May 2020. Thursday. Engineering and Social Aspects of the Cumbria Coast Railway. Venue: Shap Wells Hotel, Shap, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 3QU. 10.30 for 11.00 start, to 14.00. More about this free Institution of Engineering and Technology lecture: IET

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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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21 May 2020. Thursday. Doing transport differently in Wales. The Sue Miles lecture. Guest speaker: Lee Waters AC/AM, Deputy Minister for Economy and Transport, and Assembly Member for Llanelli. Venue: IQ Building, University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Kings Road, Swansea SA1 8EW. 17:30 for 18:00 start, to 20:00. More about this Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport / Chartered Institute of Highways and Transportation talk: CILT and CIHT

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23-31 May 2020. Saturday-Sunday. During this schools half-term 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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26 May 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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27/28 May 2020. Wednesday/Thursday. 6th Annual (2020) ERTMS & ETCS: the Future of Railway Signalling - Progressing with Digital Railway and ERTMS implementation in the UK and Europe. Venue: Ashurst, London Fruit & Wool Exchange, 1 Duval Square, London E1 6PW. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.45/09.30-16.20. More info: WF

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29 May 2020. Friday. Friends of the West Highland Lines AGM. Venue: Alexandra Hotel, Parade, Fort William, PH33 6AZ. 12.00 for 12.30 start, £15 lunch at 13.30. After-lunch guest speaker: Bill Reeve, Director of Rail, Transport Scotland. More info: FoWHL

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

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2 June 2020. Tuesday. The Helston Railway 1882 - 2020. Guest speaker: Chris Heaps, author of The Helston Railway - past and present published 2012. 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 at CILT, and about the Helston Railway here and here.

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4 June 2020. Thursday. Priorities for reducing emissions across UK transport - innovation, transition, and next steps for the Transport Decarbonisation Plan. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Energy Environment and Transport Forum conference: WEETF

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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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4 June 2020. Thursday. Design & Construction of Wigan Springs Branch Traincare Depot. 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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4 June 2020. Thursday. Railfuture Severnside branch open meeting. Guest speaker: Paul Johnson, Chair of TransWilts Community Interest Company. Venue: Whitehorse meeting room, Platform 1, Westbury station. 18.30. More info: Rf-S

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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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6 June 2020. Saturday. Felixstowe Travel Watch information stall. Venue: East of England Co-operative Store, 189 Hamilton Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7DT. 09.00-12.00. More info: FTW

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6 June 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: White Lion, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DN. 11.15. More info: SARPA

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8 June 2020. Monday. Crossrail 2. 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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8 June 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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9 June 2020. Tuesday. Edinburgh to Glasgow Electrification. 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, London section, talk: PWI

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10 June 2020. Wednesday. Next steps for English towns - priorities for investment, infrastructure, and implementing Town Deals. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WSPF

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

supercedes Copeland RUG
13 June 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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17/18 June 2020. Wednesday-Thursday. Rail Live 2020. POSTPONED TO SEPTEMBER. Venue: Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Station Road, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8PL. More info: RL2020

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17 June 2020. Wednesday. Gauging - Western Works Delivery Achievements. Venue: Network Rail Ltd, Training Room, Central Station Buildings, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3SB. 15.00 for 15.30 start, to 17.00. More about this free Permanent Way Institution, Exeter section, talk: PWI

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18 June 2020. Thursday. Next steps for the Midlands Engine - priorities for growth, infrastructure and the refreshed strategy. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WSPF

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18 June 2020. Thursday. 8th Annual (2020) Consultation and Stakeholder Engagement for Infrastructure: Latest strategies and innovative methods for designing and successfully conducting consultation. Venue: Burges Salmon, 6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3BF. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.10. More info: WF

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

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19 June 2020. Friday. Friends of the Far North Line. AGM and Conference. Venue: Ross County FC, Jubilee Road, Dingwall, IV15 9QZ. More info: FoFNL

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23 June 2020. Tuesday. Developing major infrastructure projects across the UK - planning, investment and implementing the National Infrastructure Strategy. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Energy Environment and Transport Forum conference: WEETF

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25 June 2020. Thursday. The Road to Net Zero Carbon. Venue: The Møller Centre, Churchill College Grounds, Storeys Way, Cambridge CB3 0DE. 09.00-16.30. More about this Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation East of England Conference 2020: CIHT

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25-28 June 2020. Thursday-Sunday. Railway Challenge 2020. Venue: Stapleford Miniature Railway, Stapleford Park, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 2SF. More about this Institution of Mechanical Engineers competition: IMechE-1 and IMechE-2

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26 June 2020. Friday. Railway Industry Innovation Awards. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED TO OCTOBER. 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. Presentation of Railfuture's Awards to Rail Users Groups and the Railfuture Campaigner of the Year Award. Venue: Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull Street, Birmingham B4 6AF. More info: Birmingham

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30 June 2020. Tuesday. 6th Annual (2020) UK Rail Station Development and Regeneration: Unlocking housing, commercial development and creating an improved environment through station developments. POSTPONED TO NOVEMBER. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.00. More info: WF

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30 June 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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

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6 July 2020. Monday. Integrating low carbon transport into the planning process, procedurally possible or flippant fiction? POSTPONED FROM MARCH. Venue: STEAM, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon SN2 2TA. 10.00-16.30. More about this Transport Planning Society / Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation event: TPS and CIHT

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6 July 2020. Monday. Evolving franchising. Guest speaker: Peter Wilkinson, MD Rail Passenger Services, DfT. Venue: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.30. More about this ARE members-only event: ARE

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

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7 July 2020. Tuesday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: Newtown Council Chambers, The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BB. 19.00. More info: SARPA

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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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11 July 2020. Saturday. Railfuture Bridge the gap stall at annual Uckfield Festival's Big Day. 10.00-16.00. More info: UF-BD

supercedes Copeland RUG
11 July 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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13 July 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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13 July 2020. Monday. Skipton and East Lancs Rail Action Partnership; members only. Venue: Earby Community Centre, New Road, Earby, Lancashire, BB18 6XA. More info: SELRAP

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14 July 2020. Tuesday. Next steps for transport in the North of England - devolution of transport powers, infrastructure investment, and improving regional connectivity. NOW ONLINE ONLY. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Energy Environment and Transport Forum conference: WEETF

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14 July 2020. Tuesday. Disrupting Disruption - Improving customer experience when things go wrong. POSTPONED FROM MARCH. Venue: Jacobs, Cotton Centre, London SE1 2QG. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.30. More about this Young Rail Professionals, London & South East, free talk: YRP

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15 July-1 September 2020. Wednesday-Tuesday. During this schools summer 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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23 July 2020. Thursday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Sussex & Coastway division meeting. 18.00. More info: Sussex and Coastway

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28 July 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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30 July 2020. Thursday. Future Urban Mobility. Venue: CIHT, 119 Britannia Walk, London N1 7JE. 09.30-14.00. More about this Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation event: CIHT

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31 July 2020. Friday. Final day for members' early-bird discount bookings for Railfuture's annual national conference in October. Venue: St. George's Conference Centre, 60 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3DL. More info: Leeds

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

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4 August 2020. Tuesday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: The Royal Oak Hotel, The Cross, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7DG. 19.15. More info: SARPA

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

supercedes Copeland RUG
8 August 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 August 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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

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25 August 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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1 September 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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

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

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4 September 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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5 September 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: The Railway Inn, High Street, Borth, Ceredigion, SY24 5JE. 12.00. More info: SARPA

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8 September 2020. Tuesday. The future for the Northern Powerhouse - policy priorities, investment and growth, and next steps for infrastructure development. Venue: central Manchester. 08.30 for 09.00 start, to 13.00. More about this Westminster Forum Projects, Westminster Social Policy Forum conference: WSPF

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9/10 September 2020. Wednesday-Thursday. Rail Live 2020. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Quinton Rail Technology Centre, Station Road, Wilmcote, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 8PL. More info: RL2020

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

9-11 September 2020. Wednesday-Friday. European Transport Conference at Politecnico di Milano, Milan. ETC

supercedes Copeland RUG
12 September 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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14 September 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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14 September 2020. Monday. Skipton and East Lancs Rail Action Partnership AGM; members only. Venue: Crown Hotel, 98 Albert Road, Colne, Lancashire, BB8 0QD. More info: SELRAP

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17 September 2020. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: Derby Arena, Royal Way, Derby DE24 8JB. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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17 September 2020. Thursday. National Rail Awards 2020. Venue: Grosvenor House, Hotel, London. More info: NRA

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18 September 2020. Friday. UK Rail Summit. POSTPONED FROM MARCH. 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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22 September 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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29 September 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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

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2 October 2020. Friday. Rail in the North. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED FROM APRIL. Venue: National Railway Museum York, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RitN

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2 October 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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3 October 2020. Saturday. Railfuture's annual national conference. Venue: St. George's Conference Centre, 60 Great George Street, Leeds LS1 3DL. More info: Leeds

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3 October 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. AGMM. Venue: White Lion, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DN. 11.15. More info: SARPA

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6 October 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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8 October 2020. Thursday. 1st Annual (2020) Local Plan Masterclass: Practical guidance on developing, updating and adopting local plans that address housing needs. FIRST POSTPONED FROM DECEMBER, POSTPONED AGAIN FROM MAY. Venue: Dentons, 1 Fleet Place, City of London EC4M 7RA. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.45. More info: WF

supercedes Copeland RUG
10 October 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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12 October 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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13 October 2020. Tuesday. 10th Annual (2020) Community Infrastructure Levy and s106 Masterclass: a practical guide on the management, implementation and spending of the levy. POSTPONED FROM APRIL. Venue: Dentons, 1 Fleet Place, City of London EC4M 7RA. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 16.50. More info: WF

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13 October 2020. Tuesday. Felixstowe Travel Watch. Autumn members' meeting. Venue: Salvation Army Hall, Cobbold Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 7EL. 14.30. More info: FTW

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

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21 October 2020. Wednesday. 5th Annual (2020) Northern Transport and Infrastructure Development Forum: Maximising development and growth throughout the North with improved transport and connectivity. POSTPONED FROM MARCH. Venue: DLA Piper, 2 Princes Square, Leeds LS1 4BY. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.30. More info: WF and CILT

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

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23 October 2020. Friday. Rail in the Midlands. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. POSTPONED TO EARLY-2021. Venue: Birmingham. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-RitM

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27 October 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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27 October 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 November 2020. Monday. Abbey Flyer Users' Group. More info: ABFLY

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

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5 November 2020. Thursday. Modern Railways Rail Vehicles & Enhancements Show 2020. Venue: Derby Arena, Pride Park, Derby DE24 8JB. More info: MR-RVE

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

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

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9-19 November 2020. Monday-Thursday. United Nations Climate Change conference. Venue: SEC Centre, Exhibition Way, Finnieston, Glasgow G3 8YW.

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9 November 2020. Monday. The Opportunities and Challenges for Rail Freight in Britain. Guest speaker: John Smith FCILT, MD GB Railfreight. Venue: St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel, London. 18.00 for 18.30 start, to 20.30. More about this ARE members-only event: ARE

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9 November 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Venue: Hastings Direct, Conquest House, Collington Avenue, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 3LW. 19.00-21.00. More info: BRAG

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9 November 2020. Monday. Skipton and East Lancs Rail Action Partnership; members only. Venue: Herriotts Hotel, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1RT. More info: SELRAP

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10 November 2020. Tuesday. 6th Annual (2020) UK Rail Station Development and Regeneration: Unlocking housing, commercial development and creating an improved environment through station developments. POSTPONED FROM JUNE. Venue: Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Milton Gate, 60 Chiswell Street, London EC1Y 4AG. 08.45 for 09.30 start, to 17.00. More info: WF

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10 November 2020. Tuesday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: Newtown Council Chambers, The Cross, Broad Street, Newtown, Powys, SY16 2BB. 19.00. More info: SARPA

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

supercedes Copeland RUG
14 November 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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16 November 2020. Monday. Transport Planning Day. More info: TPD

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21 November 2020. Saturday. Railfuture London & South East regional branch, Kent division meeting. 14.00. More info: Kent

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24 November 2020. Tuesday. Levenmouth Rail Campaign. Venue: Fife Renewables Innovation Centre (FRIC), Ajax Way, Methil Docks, Leven, Fife, KY8 3RS. 18.30-20.00. More info: LMRC

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26 November 2020. Thursday. Rail Infrastructure Networking event. Venue: York Racecourse. 09.30-12.30. More info: RIN

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27 November 2020. Friday. Golden Spanners. Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club conference. Venue: The Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5DA. 09.00-16.00. More info: FFC-GS

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28/29 November 2020. Saturday/Sunday. Railfuture stall at annual rail exhibition. Venue: NEC, Birmingham. More info: Rf-NEC

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1 December 2020. Tuesday. Ribble Valley Rail. Venue: New Inn, 20 Parson Lane, Clitheroe, Lancashire, BB7 2JN. 14.30. Non-members welcome.

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

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4 December 2020. Friday. Pontefract Civic Society, Rail Group. 19.00. More info: PCS

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5 December 2020. Saturday. Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth Rail Passengers Association. Venue: Royal Naval Club, 3 Market Street, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 1DL. 11.45. More info: SARPA

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8 December 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

supercedes Copeland RUG
12 December 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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14 December 2020. Monday. Bexhill Rail Action Group (one of six rail groups in the Hastings & Rother Rail Users Alliance). Members' Christmas social. More info: BRAG

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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