Operations Manager at Network Rail, Rob Bligh, plays a key role in the railway’s response to flooding in the opening episode of a new TV series, which starts next week.
ITV was granted unprecedented access to Network Rail’s control centres between Birmingham New Street and London Euston for a primetime documentary.
The first episode of ‘The Station: Trouble on the Tracks’ airs on ITV1 at 9 pm on Thursday 12 March.
The new programme shows a wide range of challenges which railway staff face every day to keep passengers moving safely.
The documentary team spent six weeks filming on Network Rail’s Central and West Coast Main Line South routes in November and December last year.
‘The Station: Trouble on the Tracks’ is a three-part series and will air for the next three weeks at 9 pm on ITV on 12 March, 19 March and 26 March.
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What did the officials say?
Rob, seen leading Network Rail’s ‘silver command’ response from the West Midlands Signalling Centre in Birmingham, said:
“In challenging circumstances like this, our focus is always to make the best, or least bad, decisions for passengers. Hopefully this series gives people an insight into the tough choices we’re sometimes faced with.”
Tim Shoveller, managing director for Network Rail’s North West and Central region, said:
“We’ve opened our doors to the cameras challenging time for the rail industry in order to show our passengers, ITV’s viewers, the daily challenges our people face as we work to keep passengers moving safely.
“Our goal is to give passengers a consistently reliable service. That’s what all our people go to work to do come rain, wind, floods or shine.
“Industry colleagues working on the tracks, on trains, in our major stations and in signalling teams are all featured. Their professionalism, care, commitment and good humour shine through in often tough circumstances – and I’m proud of them.”
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