FOURTH FRIDAY CLUB

The Fourth Friday Club provides a unique networking forum for executives from all sectors in the railway industry. It was founded by former Modern Railways Editor James Abbott, based on an industry networking club he discovered in the USA. Meetings are held seven times per year, and all feature networking opportunities, luncheon and guest speakers. Three events are at central London venues and include major industry awards events – the Golden Spanners, Golden Whistles and Railway Innovation Awards. Four regional conferences are also held each year in the North of England, West of England/Wales, the Midlands and Scotland.

Becoming a Member

Fourth Friday Club membership now includes entry to all SEVEN events per year for just £865 + VAT.

To join, or to request further information please contact James Farrell via email at james.farrell@keypublishing.com, or call on 01780 755131 ext 152 or 07741 264791.

 


Upcoming Events

Rail in Oxfordshire and the Midlands

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This year we visit a new city for our Midlands conference, Oxford in the South of the region

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Oxfordshire County Council and the Rail Forum

Public Transport Scotland

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Following on from a successful debut in 2023, our two-day event in Scotland returns with a focus on developments on both the rail and bus networks north of the border.

Sponsored by Lothian, Porterbrook, Tracsis, Mellor and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

Rail in Wales and the West

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Our Rail in Wales and the West conference moves to Swindon for 2025. With the exciting plans in for improvements in Wales and the Borders and continuing developments on the Western there is much to reflect on and look forward to.

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate
In association with Rail Forum

Public Transport in the North of England

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Our established conference on Rail in the North of England expands this year into a two-day event, focusing on rail on the first day and buses on the second day.

Sponsored by Porterbrook, Resonate, Tracsis and Mellor.
In association with Rail Forum

Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of Chartered Institution of Railway Operators luminary and now West Dorset MP Chris Loder, the Golden Whistles event was founded in 2010 to promote best practice and celebrate excellence in railway operations.

Sponsored by Tracsis, Porterbrook and Resonate

Golden Spanner Awards

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The Golden Spanners is an annual event at which all those interested in railway rolling stock meet to discuss best practice and celebrate excellence in train maintenance.

Sponsored by Houghton International, Hexagon, Porterbrook and Resonate

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Fourth Friday Club events go online

In response to the continuing uncertainty created by the Covid-19 pandemic, we regret that Modern Railways Fourth Friday Club events will not be held in person before next spring.