Podcasts

Episode 19

Government scores 0/10 on HS2 & Labour eyes rail nationalisation

Following Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s scrapping of HS2 Phase 2A, HS2 is branded ‘very poor value for money’ by the Public Accounts Committee… And…..

Episode 18

The Big Interview – Train strikes: Finding the truth behind the headlines – with ASLEF boss Mick Whelan

Train strikes have hit the headlines frequently over the past three years as an increasingly bitter dispute between train drivers’ union ASLEF and the…

Episode 17

When ministers can’t agree… & the simpler fares that aren’t!

Ministers seem unable to agree, either on transport decisions – or more embarrassingly – with each other at a Conservative Home conference. What is…

Episode 16

More train ticket booking confusion & is new plan for HS2 sunk already?

Why train ticket booking and rail fares in the UK are so confusing. With the help of fares expert The Man in Seat 61…

Episode 15

Harry Potter’s ‘Hogwarts Express’ off the rails & has Keir Starmer bottled it on HS2?

Has Harry Potter’s favourite train the ‘Hogwarts Express’ hit the buffers now that Jacobite steam train operator West Coast Railways has been derailed by…

Episode 14

Floods, HS2 land sale, Tube strikes & MORE misleading stats

It’s been a week of severe weather disruption on the railway, news that HS2 land may not be sold before the next election, Tube…

Episode 13

The Big Interview – Freight Expectations: Maggie Simpson & John Smith

The first of our new The Big Interview episodes, and we were so excited about it that we decided to invite two guests to…

Episode 12

Christmas chaos, cuts and Rishi’s Acts of Railway Cruelty

The first of our new magazine-style episodes, where we focus on the big topical issues and what’s been happening on and around the railway…

Episode 11

Christmas Special – Listener questions!

Getting into the festive spirit this time with our Christmas Special! Richard Bowker and Nigel Harris answer the questions listeners and viewers have been…

Episode 10

Clapham remembered, Scotland Part 2, and chaos at Paddington

It’s another busy episode with plenty to talk about… and this time, we’ve gone ‘on location’ too! Richard Bowker reports from Siemens Mobility’s HQ…