Latest Episodes

Episode 36

Building trains with Hitachi Rail, Avanti West Coast Evero & Levenmouth rail link opens!

Behind the scenes at Hitachi Rail’s Newton Aycliffe train building facility, where we find out about the process and skills required to build trains……

Episode 35

Turbo Pendolinos for HS2? Is a directing mind required & why Tornado cost £1m to overhaul

HS2 and Phase 2 to Manchester may have been cancelled but the problems have only begun. How to deal with the 54 brand new…

Episode 34

Hitachi’s battery Class 802, General Election 2024 & Virgin Trains comeback?

Hitachi’s new battery Class 802 train trial. We take an exclusive behind the scenes look at this ground breaking new collaboration between Hitachi, TransPennine…

Episode 33

HS2 WILL go to Euston & Jacobite steam train controversy intensifies

Jacobite steam train controversy intensifies as customers vent their frustration at increasingly poor service. HS2 – the Government makes a sensible u-turn on funding…

Episode 32

Transport promises: How Mayors plan to spend YOUR money!

What the Metro Mayors want to spend YOUR money on – we delve into some of the transport promises in winning Mayoral manifestos and…

Episode 31

Top 5 Rail ‘Nationalisation’ Myths Busted!

Our Top 5 myths of rail ‘nationalisation’ based on the reaction to Labour’s plans for the railway if it wins the next General Election….

Episode 30

TRAINS vs PLANES – which is cheaper, greener & faster?

Trains vs planes – why taking the train can be up to 80% cheaper than flying and 17 times greener, according to new research…

Episode 29

Time for British Rail 2.0? & Jacobite steam train fails

The Jacobite steam train fails on its first run of the season from Fort William to Mallaig, stopping near Glenfinnan viaduct… and it had…

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The former Managing Editor and Events Director of RAIL magazine which he built up into Britain’s market-leading industry magazine and which became a key opinion former in the sector read by senior Politicians and industry leaders.

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The former Chair and CEO of the Strategic Rail Authority as well as Chair of Virgin Rail Group, Group CEO of National Express and CEO of Etihad Rail in the UAE. A lifelong railwayman with a passion for analysis and debate.