Episode 28

Jacobite steam train stand-off & last chance to save Alstom Derby

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Episode Overview

Latest updates on both the Jacobite steam train stand-off with ORR and the campaign to save Alstom Derby’s UK train manufacturing facility.

We’re not beyond the point of no return to save Alstom’s Derby Litchurch Lane train building facility but government MUST act now or we will lose it. We analyse our exclusive interview with Alstom Managing Director of UK and Ireland Nick Crossfield, which you can also watch here: https://youtu.be/aRLaioz1ZB8

The Jacobite Steam Train dispute between West Coast Railway Company and the rail regulator ORR heats up yet again as the operator gets MPs involved. Meanwhile affected tourist businesses criticise WCRC for not complying, meaning that the famous Harry Potter train ‘Hogwarts Express’ journey along Glenfinnan viaduct is stopped indefinitely.

But, there’s good news on the Hope Valley Line as upgrades to Dore & Totley station are completed.