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 six 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. Three regional conferences are also held each year in the North of England, West of England/Wales and the Midlands.

Becoming a Member

Fourth Friday Club membership now includes entry to all SIX events per year for just £795 + 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

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.

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

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.

Rail in the North of England

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York, United Kingdom

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.

Railway Innovation Awards

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London, United Kingdom

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

Rail in the Midlands

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Derby, United Kingdom

It is an exciting time for Rail in the Midlands, with new franchises in place for both the East and West Midlands and new rolling stock on order, combined with infrastructure developments taking place across the region.

Rail in the Midlands Conference will now take place as part of the Modern Railways RVE event.

Golden Spanner Awards

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London, United Kingdom

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.

Golden Whistle Awards

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London, United Kingdom

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


Latest from 4th Friday Club

The Railway Innovation Awards 2021 Entry Form

The judging panel of the Railway Innovation Awards is looking forward to receiving your entries to the 2021 awards. The deadline for entries to be received for the awards is 31 August 2021.

The Railway Innovation Awards 2021 Entry Information

Entry information and form for the 2021 event

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Eastern promise as operators rewarded

PHILIP SHERRATT reports on the winners at the annual Golden Whistles Awards ceremony

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COLLABORATING TO IMPROVE OPERATIONS

Network Rail Chief Executive ANDREW HAINES told a Golden Whistles webinar on 28 May how operational excellence will be key to delivering the promises set out in the Williams-Shapps White Paper

Golden Whistle Awards 2021

A recording of our Golden Whistles webinar on Friday 28 May, at which Dick Fearn announced the winners in the Outstanding Operator and Special Award categories for the 2021 awards.

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Operations in a post-Covid world

A recording of the presentation by Network Rail Chief Executive Andrew Haines at our Golden Whistles webinar on Friday 28 May.

Outstanding Operators at 2021 Whistles

Operators who have gone the extra mile in striving for excellence have been rewarded with prizes at the 2021 Golden Whistle awards, announced today.

Delay minutes Whistles winners named

Our fourth day of virtual announcements of winners at the 2021 Golden Whistle awards focuses on the prizes for minimising delay minutes.