A six-part documentary, The Railway 24/7, will head behind the scenes at TransPennine Express and starts this week on Wednesday 10th June 2020 at 9 pm on Channel 5.
From the control room to the maintenance depot, The Railway 24/7 will show what it takes to keep passengers moving.
The series takes an in-depth look at the different aspects of life on the railway to keep trains between Scotland and Northern England moving.
Episode 1 features one of the busiest times of the year for TransPennine Express, December. TransPennine Express are faced with delays and cancellations, and employees, such as Billy Vickers, are faced with furious passengers.
In Manchester, at the Ardwick depot, a derailment causes delays for passengers, and the team must jack up the train and clear it from the tracks before the morning rush hour.
The episode also shows TransPennine Express accepting the new fleet of new trains after an investment of £500m.
Liz Collins, Interim Managing Director at TransPennine Express, said: “We wanted to show customers, and regular commuters the inner workings behind our operation and so gave the cameras an access all areas pass to film each and every aspect of our business and the wonderful people we have working for us.”
“We’re excited to be making our TV debut this Wednesday, we know the documentary will show some high moments, such as accepting Nova, our new fleet of trains, and some challenging moments such as storms, fare-dodgers and trespassers.
“We are looking forward to sharing these moments with viewers and giving an open and honest insight into TransPennine Express.”
The first episode of The Railway 24/7 will be aired on Wednesday 10th June at 9 pm on Channel 5, with each episode after shown on Wednesday at the same time.
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