Member Services

Changing your Membership Settings

Railfuture members, supporters, and selected stakeholders receive an issue of our glossy all-colour magazine Railwatch, which may be posted with fliers for conferences, annual draw tickets (to help fund our campaigning), an annual report of our activities. These are always posted out. Members can ask their branch to receive copies of their branch newsletters by e-mail.

We are legally obliged to send our members copies of the annual accounts, notices for the annual general meeting and so on. The postage and printing is expensive and like many other organisations, especially voluntary ones, we seek to keep these costs as low as possible so that we can direct funds to our core objectives - campaigning for better rail services for passengers and freight customers throughout Britain. We ask members to consider whether they would be prepared to receive these legal communications by e-mail instead, or by downloading the document from a web-site by using a link from an e-mail.

Railfuture is a democratic organisation (one member, one vote) and holds elections for its chairman and board of directors. To encourage as many members to vote as possible this can be done online, which saves members from having to pay postage costs.

If you wish to change your settings, please complete the form below. You will need to enter your membership number and the PIN that is supplied on the inside of the cover sheet with Railwatch. Please note: 'supporters' and Railwatch subscribers are not eligible to receive member information, and should not complete this page.

Thank you for helping to keep down our administrative costs by choosing the 'e-mail only' option.

Your PIN is shown on the reverse of the white cover sheet with your copy of Railwatch magazine
Membership Number: (Mandatory)
PIN Code: (Mandatory)
Member Name: (Mandatory)
Your name (if different): (If RUG/Corporate member)
E-mail address (main): (Mandatory)
E-mail address (other): (Optional)
Year of birth (if person): (Optional - useful for our records)
Choice of how to receive communications from Railfuture
Note: this is primarily for legal communications such as Annual Accounts and AGM Notices. You will still receive Railwatch by post, regardless of which option you select.
Continue with current choice
Receive all legal correspondence by post only
Receive all legal correspondence by e-mail only (saves printing and postage costs)
Choice of how to vote in Railfuture elections
Continue with current choice
Vote by post only
Vote using web-site only (saves printing and postage costs)
Choose at the time of the election


Important notes

  1. It is the responsibility of the member to inform Railfuture of any change in postal or e-mail address.
  2. Railfuture will interpret the lack of an e-mail 'bounce' message as proof of delivery.
  3. If a choice is made close to the date when mail is dispatched or an election occur it may not take immmediate effect.

After hitting the 'submit' button having entered all valid values, you should receive an e-mail confirming the choices that you have made. If you entered the correct e-mail address and do not receive it then please contact renewals at

About Railfuture

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

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

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

Railfuture is the campaigning name of Railfuture Ltd.

A not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee.

Registered in England and Wales No. 5011634.

Registered Office: 24 Chedworth Place, Tattingstone, Suffolk IP9 2ND.

© Copyright Railfuture 2018.

Railfuture is happy for extracts to be used by journalists, researchers and students. We would, however, appreciate a mention of Railfuture in any article, website or programme. Except with Railfuture's express written permission, no one should distribute or commercially exploit the content.

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