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« on: May 28, 2019, 01:55:11 pm »

"The Railfuture national conference will centre on topics around inclusion and accessibility for passengers using the rail network."

Registration from 10:30, starts at 11:00. Close at 16:30. Nearest Station - Bristol Parkway

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Speakers:
Mark Hopwood, Managing Director, Great Western Railway
Lorna Brown-Owens, Access and Inclusion Manager, Network Rail
Richard Gibson, Communications Manager, CrossCountry Trains
Mark Cleland, British Transport Police
Jon Harris, Integrated Transport and Accessibility Manager, West Midlands Trains
The above speakers are all confirmed. As well as presentations, there will be a workshop session during the day

https://www.railfuture.org.uk/conferences/
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« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2019, 09:36:48 am »

Cycles and surfboards welcome?  Wink Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2019, 08:30:53 am »

Cycles and surfboards welcome?  Wink Wink

I know the conference centre.  There will be plenty of space there for cycles, and I'm sure that there will be room to keep your surfboard, although no surfing within the place.   I think a new surfing lake / resort is planned near Pilning so perhaps, in a year or two's time ...
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2019, 08:35:40 am »

Flyer at  http://www.passenger.chat/rf_conf_2019.pdf and anyone with an interest is welcome - you do not have to be a member of RailFuture  (perhaps you'll join having been to this event!)

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RAILFUTURE

ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE
"EVERY PASSENGER MATTERS"
Inclusion and Accessibility for passengers using the rail network

SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2019
Registration from 9.30am
Starts 10.00am to 4.30pm
ST MICHAELíS CHURCH CENTRE, STOKE GIFFORD, BRISTOL BS34 8PD


CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
Mark Hopwood, Managing Director of Great Western Railway
Richard Gibson, Head of Communications, CrossCountry Trains
Lorna Brown-Owens, Access and Inclusion Manager, Network Rail
Jon Harris, Integrated Transport and Accessibility Manager, West Midlands Trains
A representative from the British Transport Police
Guest Chair - Stephen Brookes MBE, BA (Hons) Rail Sector Champion for the Minister for Disabled People

Cost is only £25 including a buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
To book visit Railfuture's website www.railfuture.org.uk/conferences/railusers
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2019, 02:04:53 pm »

Cycles and surfboards welcome?  Wink Wink

I know the conference centre.  There will be plenty of space there for cycles, and I'm sure that there will be room to keep your surfboard, although no surfing within the place.   I think a new surfing lake / resort is planned near Pilning so perhaps, in a year or two's time ...

Yep, the Wave centre is due to open this autumn, not far from the Cribbs Causeway Mway junction.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2019, 04:18:54 pm »

....  I think a new surfing lake / resort is planned near Pilning so perhaps, in a year or two's time ...
Yep, the Wave centre is due to open this autumn, not far from the Cribbs Causeway Mway junction.

In the initial SEWWEB suggestion we assumed no traffic to / from The Wave centre in the base (minimum) case - which gave 120,000 passenger journeys per year for Pilning Westgate - but added 20 journeys per day in the optimistic (best estimate) case.  Aztec West gave 430,000 journeys per annum - much higher footfall but also a much more expensive build due to the layout of the land, but that wasn't Wave traffic.
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« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2019, 07:44:19 pm »

Updated URL - https://www.railfuture.org.uk/conferences/index.php?confcode=2019/Bristol

Please take a look - there are some really good speakers, an excellent conference centre, and I understand that good availability remains. 
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2019, 04:47:35 pm »

Here's this year's Railfuture National in Bristol ... http://www.railfuture.org.uk/conferences/railusers

Really good to meet a number of our members at the equivalent conference last year in Reading - great day had by all!

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« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2019, 12:35:39 pm »

More about the conference ... concentration on the accessibility element

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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2019, 10:47:27 am »

Excellent presentations yesterday at Railfuture in Bristol. Well supported and well organised.
Good to see such emphasis on facilities and services for everyone.
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