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 north of the border when we struggle in the rest of the UK!

Fares trial

One of the topics we discussed was the ‘Off-peak fares all day long’ six-month trial. If you’d like to learn more about how this works, you can read about the trial and what it means here.


If you were inspired by our discussion about the Sleeper and are considering adding it to your ‘Bucket List’, there’s a fantastic page on the Caledonian Sleeper website to help you decide where to go and what to do with your trip.

Climate change

We discussed the effects of climate change on the railway, where it is seen no more significantly than in Scotland and referenced the very concerning data released recently by the United Nations, which shows that the planet is on track to warm by 3C by the end of the century without aggressive action to stop it. You can read the report into this here.