Calling All Stations with Christian Wolmar, Episode 17, Season 2

With further strikes scheduled in many of England’s train companies, Christian speaks to Simon Weller, Assistant General Secretary of drivers’ union ASLEF, about what the shape of a settlement to the long-running disputes over pay and conditions might look like [2:08 ].  Christian and co-presenter Mark Walker discuss the latest developments in Great Britain’s rail reform programme [16:52].  Christian then discusses with Simon Pirani of the Fare Free London campaign the merits and challenges in making public transport in major cities free at the point of use [24:19].  His final thought is on the breaking news of the Baltimore road bridge collapse [48:50].