Green Signals in the News & Parliament

We’re often invited to do TV, radio, newspaper, or online interviews or the things we say in shows are quoted in the media. We’ve also appeared in Parliament both by being mentioned by MPs and appearing before the Transport Select Committee. Here’s a selection of our appearances. If you’re interested in speaking to us about an interview or would like one of us to appear as a ‘talking head’, please get in touch at info@greensignals.org

June 2024

The Telegraph on May 31st

Richard was interviewed for an article about Richard Branson's plans for Virgin Trains

May 2024

Radio 4 Today on May 21st

Richard appeared to discuss whether Sir Richard Branson is planning a return to the West Coast for Virgin Trains.

April 2024

Radio 5 Live on April 25th

Richard appeared on a number of slots on the Nicky Campbell show to provide an expert view on Labour's rail plans

BBC Good Morning Scotland on April 25th

Richard provided expert insight on Labour's rail plans

BBC World Tonight on April 24th

Nigel gave specialist insight on Labour's rail plans

Times Radio on April 24th

Nigel appeared to give expert comment on Labour's rail plans

Railway Industry Association event on April 11th

Richard chaired the launch of RIA’s important strategy to deliver a net zero railway. You can read more about the event here.

The Business Desk.com article on April 9th

The Business Desk.com published a piece following a tweet about our interview with Alstom MD Nick Crossfield, quoting the interview. You can read the article here.

i news article on April 9th 2024

i published an article on its website following our interview with Alstom MD Nick Crossfield, quoting the interview and linking to our website and YouTube channel. You can read the article here.

BBC Radio 4 Today on April 4th

Richard appeared to discuss the mothballing of Alstom's Derby Litchurch Lane facility.

BBC Wake Up to Money appearance on April 4th

Richard appeared to discuss the mothballing of Alstom's Derby Litchurch Lane facility.

March 2024

Trackside article April 2024

Richard wrote a piece for Trackside magazine issue 33 - April 2024 discussing the financial state of heritage railways

February 2024

Sky News appearance on February 15th

Nigel was interviewed by Sky News about the London Overground being rebranded and divided into six lines with their own names and colours. You can watch the interview on X here.

December 2023

Times Radio interview on December 30th

Nigel was interviewed by Times Radio about train cancellations on New Year's Eve as a result of extreme weather conditions. You can watch his interview on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/kT0IZdNHXqE?si=SjkbjdpMrT51e9RI

The Scotsman article on December 23rd

The Scotsman published an article based on Scotland's Railway Managing Director Alex Hynes' comments in Green Signals Episode 9. You can read the article here.

The Independent article on December 23rd

Nigel was quoted directly from the podcast as referring to Rishi Sunak as “The most anti-rail prime minister we’ve ever had.” You can read the article here.

November 2023

Press Association interview on the King's Speech on November 7th

Richard was interviewed by the Press Association following the King’s Speech on November 7th. He commented on the slow speed of progress on GBR and said that time is of the essence now. The interview was used in stories across the media world, including: The Guardian, The Independent, Evening Standard, ITV, Partnerships Bulletin, Passenger Transport, Railway Magazine, Bracknell News, Rail News, The Irish News, Derbyshire Live and Birmingham Mail.

New Civil Engineer article on November 9th

Nigel was quoted in an article in New Civil Engineer about the Transport Select Committee on November 8th. In particular, it was his mention of the ‘over-engineering’ on the Great Western Railway that got picked up.

Transport Select Committee on November 8th

Nigel and Richard were both invited to give evidence at the TSC in its ‘Was HS2 decision right? Transport Committee quizzes experts’ session.

BBC Radio 4 Today on November 4th

Richard was invited to talk about the reduction in Avanti West Coast services on Saturdays because of engineering works and crew shortages. And Green Signals got a namecheck for the first time!

House of Commons Oral Answers to Questions on October 26th

Richard was name-checked in the Network North and HS2 Phase 2: Comparative Assessment by Iain Stewart MP (Chairman of the Transport Select Committee (Richard's unexpected knighthood was welcomed!).

BBC Today appearance on October 4th was quoted all over the place…

Richard’s words on the Today programme were quoted in so many online media outlets, we couldn’t keep track of them all… Yahoo! News, Infrastructure Global, Kent Online, Business Comparison, Welwyn Hatfield Times. The Independent even wrote a whole article about what he said.

October 2023

The Times on October 5th

Richard’s interview with Radio 4 Today was subsequently quoted in The Times.

BBC Radio 4 Today on October 4th

Richard was invited to discuss the cancellation of HS2 Phase 2a, where he called the decision “very stupid”.

September 2023

BBC News Online on September 26th

Richard made it onto the BBC News homepage by saying that scrapping HS2 Phase 2a would be “utter madness”. You can read the full article here.