Christian Wolmar

Transport Author and Labour Politician

Christian Wolmar is an award winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport and is the author of a series of books ranging from histories of the London Underground and an analysis of transport policy in the UK to history of Indian railways and a sceptical polemic about autonomous cars. He was the unsuccessful candidate for Labour in the December 2016 Richmond Park & North Kingston by-election. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and railway events, and regularly appears on TV and radio. He has spent nearly all of his working life as a journalist, and his interest in transport began at The Independent when he was appointed transport correspondent in 1992. Although he mainly concentrates on transport matters, he has  covered many other social policy issues and has written on a wide range of subjects, from cricket to the Private Finance Initiative. Christian is acknowledged as one of the UK’s leading commentators on transport matters. He broadcasts frequently on radio and TV and is a regular pundit on the national news bulletins of terrestrial channels and Sky.

In session: Clean Transport: Where Do We Go From Here?