Paddington: A Year on the Tracks – a new railway TV series starts TONIGHT

London Paddington control room tv series
Credit: Network rail

A four-part TV series on Channel 5 begins tonight and goes behind the scenes with Great Western Railway and Network Rail at London Paddington.

The series, Paddington: A Year on the Tracks, starts tonight at 9 pm and was filmed prior to coronavirus crisis.

The show also shows unseen footage from the last series of Paddington 24/7.

Episodes of the TV series Paddington 24/7 averaged two million viewers an episode.

Mustaq Haji, Network Rail’s station manager at London Paddington, said: “The show goes behind the scenes of day to day life at Paddington station and all the challenges we face in keeping services and passengers moving. One of our main focuses is ensuring the safety of passengers and staff using the railway and when we are faced with certain challenges we need to act quickly as you will see throughout the documentary.”

The first episode of Paddington: A Year on the Tracks will air on Thursday 14 May on Channel 5 at 9 pm, episodes will then be shown every week.

Where Next?

RailAdvent Plus
   Get image downloads, Prints and Streaming Video
News Homepage
   For the Latest Railway News
RailAdvent Online Shop
   Framed Prints, DVD’s / Blu-Ray’s and more
LocoStop Community
   Come and share your railway pictures
Mainline Steam Info
   Upcoming mainline steam tours/loco movements
Network Rail
   Visit their website


  1. Matt try reading the story before getting into a rant and making a fool of yourself, Michael Holden clearly states that there is unseen footage from the previous showing therefore contrary to your statement there is something new.

  2. From the first episode I have seen there is little new footage. New narrator and the
    odd new shot in the Network Rail control room. Not really worth watching if you
    have seen the previous series.

    • In this day and age can anyone explain the total lack of diversity in the control room as one of the departments viewed. Criteria for a role in there is?

  3. Can anyone explain the lack of diversity in the control room? Criteria for employment in this department? Closed shop?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here