Episode 7

Lord Peter Hendy: Railway 200 & how the railway made the modern world

Episode Overview

Network Rail Chairman Peter, Lord Hendy of Richmond Hill joins us for his first media interview about Railway 200… and it’s a good one! Peter tells us all about the plans for celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of the modern railway in 2025 and how he wants all of you to get involved.

But beyond that, he also discusses the wider importance of the railway and why it is so vital that we take this opportunity to celebrate its origins both to inspire the next generation of railway workers and to reset the public’s relationship with rail.

Outside our ‘big interview’ we also talk about Secretary of State for Transport Mark Harper’s recent appearance at the Transport Select Committee… spoiler alert – we weren’t impressed.

We also discuss news of Alstom’s announcement that it is going to start of the process of winding down train building in Derby.