HRA Members - Information.


Friends Membership

Our Individual (Private) Members are Friends of HRA   <<Join Here>>

Although the Heritage Railway Association is primarily a trade association for Heritage and Tourist railways and railway preservation groups etc, individuals who have a general interest in railway preservation are most welcome to join as a Friend by the payment of an annual subscription, which is £21.60 (incl VAT). The membership year runs until the end of February.

Benefits of Membership as a Friend include:

Copies of Sidelines and Broadlines newsletters (issued every two months) plus a copy of the Annual report.

The opportunity to purchase an Inter-Rail Card which is currently priced at £120 for a one person card. This allows free or reduced price travel on over 80 participating railways, steam centres and museums, except on gala and special days (other restrictions may apply). Cards are valid for 12 months from 1st March.

Access to the  HRA web site.

The opportunity to attend all meetings and seminars organised by the Association. There are two weekend meetings a year - the AGM which is normally held in January /February - and autumn (usually Sept) meetings which are usually held at a member Railway and include visits to various places of railway interest. There are also two midweek meetings, usually in March and November. There are also occasional Seminars on topics of interest or concern to members. Friends do not have a vote so whilst they can participate in discussion they cannot vote on resolutions or elections.

The opportunity to assist the Association in its work. If you have specialist skills you may be able to share this expertise as an Adviser. If you are interesed and wish to know more then please conact our Administration Officer on 0800 756 5111 x1 or e-mail: See also our page on Volunteering which contains more information on how you can help the Association or perhaps one of our members.

If you would like to join as a friend please see our membership shop for options. <<Join Here>>

You can also contact the Friends of HRA Membership Secretary by email to