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The official Office of Rail and Road podcast brings together a series of conversations to discuss issues impacting all aspects of Britain's railways and England's road network. Twitter: @railandroad. Email: podcast@orr.gov.uk. Website: www.orr.gov.uk

The official Office of Rail and Road podcast brings together a series of conversations to discuss issues impacting all aspects of Britain's railways and England's road network. Twitter: @railandroad. Email: podcast@orr.gov.uk. Website: www.orr.gov.uk

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

The official Office of Rail and Road podcast brings together a series of conversations to discuss issues impacting all aspects of Britain's railways and England's road network. Twitter: @railandroad. Email: podcast@orr.gov.uk. Website: www.orr.gov.uk

Twitter:

@railandroad

Language:

English


Episodes

5: Reopening heritage railways safely

4/30/2021
In this, the first of a two-part episode, the Rail and Road Pod hears about how heritage railways are safely returning for passengers and how one particular railway has delivered improvements over the last year. To discuss, the Pod is joined by Ian Skinner, Office of Rail and Road’s Head of Non-Mainline and lead for Heritage Railway safety; Steve Oates, chief executive of the Heritage Railway Association; and Michael Proctor, chairman of Aln Valley Railway in Northumberland. Across...

Duration:00:25:27

4: Monitoring England's roads

3/16/2021
Highways England maintains, renews, operates and improves the strategic road network – the motorways and main 'A' roads in England. The Office of Rail and Road is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the performance and efficiency of Highways England, and holds the company to account for its management of the strategic road network. In this episode of the Rail and Road Pod, we find out more about how Highways England are monitored and how that delivers benefits to road users. We're...

Duration:00:18:30

3: Access and capacity on Britain's railway

2/4/2021
The official Office of Rail and Road podcast brings together a series of conversations to discuss issues impacting all aspects of Britain's railways and England's road network. On this episode ORR’s Deputy Director for Access and International, Martin Jones and Head of Access and Licensing, Gareth Clancy, discuss how decisions are made about what fits where on Britain’s railway; the balancing act between passenger and freight services and what happens when disagreements arise. Contact us...

Duration:00:22:38

2: Brew Monday, mental health and the railway

1/18/2021
On this episode of the Rail and Road Pod we're discussing the important issue of mental health and finding out more about the rail industry's long standing partnership with the Samaritans. Host, Kenny Walker, is joined by Jason Alexandre, a trainer with the Samaritans gives his insight into Brew Monday’s events and some of the work they're currently involved in. We’re also joined by Ian Prosser, Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Railways at the Office of Rail and Road, to discuss the rail...

Duration:00:19:27

1: Accessible travel

12/15/2020
Scope’s Executive Director, James Taylor and the Office of Rail and Road’s Deputy Director of Consumers, Stephanie Tobyn join the Rail and Road podcast for the very first episode. James and Stephanie discuss accessibility on the railways, the issues people face and the work being done to help people travel with confidence. Music from Bensound.com

Duration:00:22:19