Green Signals Episode 16 – Additional Resources

Here are some resources and links you might find useful and interesting relating to subjects covered in Episode 16.

Mark Smith (the Man in Seat 61)

Mark first joined us in Episode 4 of Green Signals, where he talked in detail about the fares system and how it might be improved. It’s a fascinating listen if you want to really get your head around rail fares and ticketing in the UK. You can watch it on our YouTube channel here:

Mark has a brilliant website full of information about travelling the world by train, so do take a look if you want to benefit some more from his vast knowledge of travel by rail!


LNER’s Simpler Fares

LNER has an FAQ section on its website with information about the new pilot if you want to read more about what they’re saying about it.


Great British Rail Sale

You can look up available tickets in this year’s sale here or on operators’ individual websites and third party retailers.


Sunday Express ‘HS2 back on track’ cover

Here’s the newspaper cover that we mentioned and you can read the article from it here.

Sunday Express cover HS2 Back on Track

Defence Secretary Grant Shapps on ITV News

We played a little clip of Grant Shapps being interviewed by Harry Horton of ITV News, so here it is if you’d like to watch it for yourself…


Rail disruption on Network Rail’s Wales and Western region

If you’d like to read both the Freedom of Information request put in by commuter Matt Strachan and Network Rail’s response, you can find it on the What Do They Know website.