Green Signals Episode 38 – Additional Resources

Here are some resources and links you might find useful and interesting relating to subjects covered in Episode 38.

Railway Industry Association manifesto

If you’d like to read RIA’s manifesto that we mentioned on the show, you can find it here.

King’s Birthday Honours 2024

Here’s the full list of railway folk that we found on the list of Birthday Honours. If you think we’ve missed anyone, please do let us know and we’ll get them added:


  • Iain Stewart, MP for Milton Keynes South and Chair of the Transport Select Committee, For political and public service


  • Elaine Clark, CEO, Rail Forum for services to the rail supply industry
  • Shamit Weinberer-Gaiger, CEO, West Coast Partnership for services to the rail sector


  • Paula Durrans, Head of Security at GWR for services to the railway
  • Rosemary Rees, Head, Engagement and Skills, Midland Metro Alliance and lately Member, West Midlands Women in Rail Steering Committee. For services to Diversity and Inclusion in the Rail Industry
  • Sharon Salmon, Supplier Manager, Network Rail and lately Chair, Cultural Fusion, For services to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Diane McCarthy, Inclusion and Diversity Learning Lead, British Transport Police, For services to policing


  • Peter Best, For services to Steam and Heritage Railways
  • Sigill Cragwell (known as Siggy!), Station Assistant, Thameslink Railway, For Public Service
  • Siggy’s colleague Joe Healy, Station Manager, Thameslink Railway was recommended for a BEM in last year’s Honours but because he is an Irish national, the honour required ratification by the Irish government, so it has been confirmed this year.

Gravity train video

We also talked about the trip Nigel and Richard are taking on the Gravity train at the Ffestiniog Railway. Here’s Nigel’s video of his trips on the Gravity train, which is well worth a watch!