British Fail: How to Fix Our Broken Train System

With workers on strike and services cancelled, why are Britain’s railways such a mess? And how can they be fixed? Tom Haines-Doran, research fellow at Leeds University and author of Derailed: How to Fix Britain’s Broken Railways, joins Ros Taylor to discuss the problems with the UK’s train system, and what needs to happen for our railways to get back on track.


“Once a new Prime Minister is in place we could see a lot more strike action take place.”

“The Government has deliberately shifted the cost of running the railways onto passengers.”

“It’s extraordinary the Government would put up prices 13% after a year of turmoil on the railways.”

“Railway workers really do have some power.”



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Written and presented by Ros Taylor. Lead Producer: Jacob Jarvis. Producers: Jacob Archbold and Jelena Sofronijevic. Assistant producer: Kasia Tomasiewicz. Audio production by Robin Leeburn. Music: Kenny Dickinson. Group editor: Andrew Harrison. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production. Additional sound effects from www.zapsplat.com and AlienXXX via Freesound.org
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