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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.orr.gov.uk
5: Reopening heritage railways safely
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 Britain, there are more than 200 heritage railways. These are 'lines of local interest', museum railways or tourist railways that preserve, recreate or simulate railways of the past; or demonstrate or operate historical or special types of motive power or rolling stock.
For more information on how the Office of Rail and Road regulates the health and safety of heritage railways visit: https://www.orr.gov.uk/about/who-we-work-with/railway-networks/minor-heritage-railways
To learn more about the Heritage Railway Association visit: https://www.hra.uk.com/
To plan a visit to Aln Valley Railway, see: https://www.alnvalleyrailway.co.uk/
4: Monitoring England's roads
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...
3: Access and capacity on Britain's railway
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...
2: Brew Monday, mental health and the railway
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...
1: Accessible travel
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