What’s on at NRM York
Back on Track lecture and debate
A series of events, talks and activities to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beeching Cuts
- 27 March, 11 March
One of our Beeching: 50 years on series of events.
A chance to take part in a lecture and debate surrounding the Beeching Cuts and the future of rail transport at two of the UK’s largest national museums.
National Railway Museum, York, 27 March 2013, 6.30pm - Sorry, sold out!
Chaired by Transport Correspondent Alan Whitehouse and hosted by ‘Campaign for Better Transport’ the lecture will focus on the UK’s community rail partnerships and explore the benefits of reopening lines. Panel members include Lord Faulkner of Worcester; Paul Salveson, Writer, Academic and founder of ACoRP; Keith Brown, Transport Minister for Scottish Government and Rob Warnes, Northern Rail Performance and Planning Director.
Science Museum, London, 11 March 2013, 6.30pm
Hosted by Michael Palin, chaired by Stephen Joseph, Executive Director Campaign for Better Transport this lecture will focus on the UK’s raft of contemporary railway developments and explore the lessons learnt from the Beeching Report. Panellists include Lord Faulkner of Worcester, Lord Adonis, Lindsey Durham, Head of Rail Strategy Freightliner and David Higgins, CEO of Network Rail.
The back on track lectures have been organised in collaboration with Campaign for Better Transport.
Campaign for Better Transport is the UK's leading authority on sustainable transport. The charity champions transport solutions that improve people's lives and reduce environmental damage. Their campaigns push innovative, practical policies at local and national levels.
Coinciding with the Beeching anniversary, the 'Railways fit for the future' campaign makes a case for a renewed and expanded rail network. The campaign advocates building on 20 years of increasing passenger numbers with a strategy for rail which reconnects communities, offers welcoming and up to date station facilities, affordable fares and improved accountability between operators and the communities they serve.
Find out more about on the Campaign for Better Transport website