Your opportunity to hear from the best thinkers in the heritage rail sector, make new connections and take home practical ideas to use on your own railway or tramway.


The Heritage Railway Association runs two main conferences each year, in Spring and Autumn. The events feature a wide range of speakers and unrivalled networking opportunities. They're designed for people in senior positions at heritage railways and tramways. They feature the latest thinking and insights to help you navigate through the challenges being faced by the sector today.


Previous HRA conferences … What they say:

“The range of speakers and topics covered was excellent and very interesting, and I came away with a number of ideas which could be used.”

“Very good networking opportunities.”

“Hearing other’s experiences and perspective is especially useful to me being so new into this role.”

“A real sense of the sector coming together to take a variety of issues seriously and generate a sense of optimism about the future, as one larger body."

“It was nice to hear other railways are fighting old culture.”

“Good speakers and topics that are directly applicable to my job.”

“The event was very professional in its organisation and execution with a balanced, varied agenda.”

“Just wanted to thank you and your team for what was, yet again, another compelling conference with a number of insightful presentations”


The next HRA Conference is on November 7/8 in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. Further details and booking information will be available shortly.

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