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 Dave Lane via email david.lane@keypublishing.com or call on 07795 031051

 


Upcoming Events

Railway Innovation Awards

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Founded in 1998, the Awards are the annual event at which everybody keen on seeing innovation in the railway sector meets up to discuss and celebrate the brightest ideas in the industry.

In partnership with the Railway Industry Association
Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate

Rail in Wales and the West

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Our Rail in Wales and the West conference returns to Bristol in March 2023. 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

Rail in the North of England

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Now established as an annual fixture, the Northern Rail Conference celebrates progress in the modernisation and improvement of the railways of the North of England.

Sponsored by Porterbrook and Resonate

Golden Whistle Awards

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The brainchild of 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, Porterbrook and Resonate

Public Transport Scotland 2023

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All new for 2023, we are excited to be launching a Rail in Scotland conference. The Scottish Government has ambitious plans to decarbonise Scotland's rail network, and these will be a prominent focus in the discussions.

Sponsored by Resonate, Porterbrook, Tracsis and Alexander Dennis

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