Podcasts

Episode 31

Top 5 Rail ‘Nationalisation’ Myths Busted!

Our Top 5 myths of rail ‘nationalisation’ based on the reaction to Labour’s plans for the railway if it wins the next General Election….

Episode 30

TRAINS vs PLANES – which is cheaper, greener & faster?

Trains vs planes – why taking the train can be up to 80% cheaper than flying and 17 times greener, according to new research…

Episode 29

Time for British Rail 2.0? & Jacobite steam train fails

The Jacobite steam train fails on its first run of the season from Fort William to Mallaig, stopping near Glenfinnan viaduct… and it had…

Episode 28

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

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…

Episode 27

TRAINS: the end for UK manufacturing? Alstom begins Derby factory mothballing

Are 147 years of UK manufacturing of trains about to come to an end in Derby as Alstom begins the process of mothballing its…

Episode 26

Jacobite steam train ‘Hogwarts Express’ cancelled & Mayors unveil HS2 alternative

West Coast Railway Company stops sales of Jacobite steam train tickets – the famous Harry Potter Hogwarts Express route across Glenfinnan Viaduct, amid another…

Episode 25

Department for Transport good news… (finally!) & Heritage railways under threat

The Department for Transport appoints Scotland’s Railway Managing Director Alex Hynes as its new Director General of the Rail Infrastructure and Service Delivery Group,…

Episode 24

Budget 2024 analysis for rail, NAO slaps DfT, which decides to reorganise…

We examine what the railway got from last week’s budget with a bit of Budget 2024 analysis… spoiler alert – nothing that hasn’t already…

Episode 23

Are train tickets too expensive? Train fares increase 4.9%

Train tickets just got more expensive… Rail fares go up by 4.9% sparking fury amongst passenger groups. Has the time come to reconsider the…

Episode 22

Is Local Transport Fund really levelling up & surprising human factor we don’t talk about

Local leaders are to receive £4.7 billion to transform transport in the North and Midlands through the Local Transport Fund – money that has…