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HS2 – where now?

Recent government announcements effectively put HS2 back to being Phase 1 only, that is, new high speed railway from London (Euston) to the West Midlands, running to a new junction with the…

Peter Townend – A Life Remembered Additional Resources

In a special extra episode of Green Signals (published on December 11), we remembered the life of rail elder statesman Peter Norman Townend who died on October 18th at the grand old…

Green Signals Episode 9 – Additional Resources

In Episode 9 (Published December 6th 2023), we welcomed Scotland’s Railway Managing Director Alex Hynes to the show to talk about why they often seem to get it right on the railways…

Baron Darling of Roulanish, 1953-2023 – A personal tribute by Nigel Harris

Embed from Getty Images As a journalist, experience teaches you to just accept, without too much personal reaction, news of deaths of folk in the public eye – but every now and…

How do we solve the luggage problem on trains?

I’m not a fan of pointing out problems, without putting up at least some semblance of a suggestion for a possible solution – but I’m afraid the rapidly increasing problem of luggage…

Green Signals Episode 8 – Additional Resources

In Episode 8 (Published November 29th 2023), we published a slightly different style of programme, where we covered several different issues and, for the first time, we had two guests! Strikes Graham…

How the railway created the modern world

If you ever visit the USA, visiting railway – or should I say railroad – sites, then prioritise on Promontory Summit, in the state of Utah. I know, I know…..you’re probably thinking:…

Green Signals Episode 7 – Additional Resources

In Episode 7 (Published November 22nd 2023), we were delighted to be joined by Peter, Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill for his first media interview about Railway 200 and the emerging plans…

Why HS2 Phase 2A to Crewe must be saved

Precisely because HS2 is Europe’s biggest civil engineering project, it was always inevitably going to be its most passionately controversial. Binary arguments on all sides, of every aspect, from alleged woodland destruction…

Green Signals Episode 6 – Additional Resources

In Episode 6 (Published November 15th 2023), we were delighted to be joined by Professor Andrew McNaughton. Here are some links to additional resources for the episode: The King’s Speech We began…