Episode 34

Hitachi’s battery Class 802, General Election 2024 & Virgin Trains comeback?

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Episode Overview

Hitachi’s new battery Class 802 train trial. We take an exclusive behind the scenes look at this ground breaking new collaboration between Hitachi, TransPennine Express and Angel Trains direct from Newton Aycliffe.

Rishi Sunak fires the starting gun on a General Election. Are the railways about to enter a new era?

Is Sir Richard Branson about to mount a Virgin Trains comeback on the West Coast Main Line, this time with Open Access?

South Eastern trains launches a major tender for brand new trains – we talk to MD Steve White to get the inside track.

And… we’ve some good news on the route of the Jacobite Steam Train for once – Glenfinnan viaduct is getting a makeover using an innovative new rope access system. But it’s not for the faint hearted!