Episode 33

HS2 WILL go to Euston & Jacobite steam train controversy intensifies

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Episode Overview

Jacobite steam train controversy intensifies as customers vent their frustration at increasingly poor service.

HS2 – the Government makes a sensible u-turn on funding the HS2 tunnels from Old Oak Common to Euston… but did Labour miss an opportunity with their response to the news?

We discuss the initial findings of our look into train drivers’ terms and conditions following the feedback we received to our Big Interview with Rail Minister Huw Merriman (https://youtu.be/dXunqWiA6bQ)… but it’s seriously complicated.

WiFi on trains – just when we thought a viable superfast solution was approaching, it appears to have been cruelly snatched away…

We talk to someone who can count five generations of his family working for the railways – and he has a lovely story to tell about the West Coast Main Line electrification too.

And a little update on tree clearance in the South West following our recent visit with Route MD Nick Millington (https://youtu.be/QimOc8EZVwo).