Charity the Railway Benefit Fund (RBF) have announced the dates for their fourth annual Railway Family Week event. This year, the event will take place between 22 – 28 April.

Founded in 2021 as a result of the pandemic, Railway Family Week is a celebration of the railway industry and all those who are part of it. From passenger, freight, infrastructure, supply chain and ancillary services; the 240,000 people working in the industry are part of the ‘railway family’ and keep the country moving day in, day out.

The aim of Railway Family Week is to raise £50,000 for the RBF; a charity that provides financial support to current, former and retired railway staff and their dependents across the UK. Founded in 1858, the charity’s vision is for a brighter future for railway people across the nation. To achieve this goal, RBF are asking people to get involved and make a difference this Railway Family Week.

Station to Station Challenge

This year, teams from across the industry, including Porterbrook, Freightliner, RIA and Avanti West Coast will be taking on 2,000 mile virtual walk around Great Britain, calling at 23 iconic stations along the way. Team members track their real-world activity along a virtual route in a step challenge app, which sees them move along the map of the UK, calling at key station milestones along the way.

To enter a team, visit:


RBF are looking for volunteers to get involved and help them reach their target of £50,000. The charity’s aim is to accrue 50,000 volunteer minutes across the week. Whether you can give 30 minutes, a few hours, an afternoon, or a full day, you can make a real impact. RBF will provide you with a digital volunteering pack with all you need to start fundraising and get your friends and colleagues involved.


The Railway Family Raffle is back. This year there are three incredible prizes up for grabs: a Hornby Bundle, a Desktop Departure Board and tickets to ‘Here & Now’, the Steps Musical.

Enter the raffle here:


To find out more about how to get involved, visit RBF’s website: or email: