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Old 12-02-2013, 17:20
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Hi folks,

New fly-on-the-wall series about the rail network - looks similar to The Tube last year...

The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track
Season 1 Episode 1 of 6
King's Cross New series. Documentary going behind the scenes of the UK's rail network, revealing the inner workings of one of Britain's biggest institutions. At London's King's Cross station, platform staff search for late drivers to keep trains running on time, while management are on a recruitment drive for the new multimillion-pound western concourse. Train dispatcher Laxman has an emotional week as he prepares to leave and head off into retirement after 35 years working at the terminal
Category General Education/Science/Factual Topics
Director Laura Fairrie
Series Producer Jo Hughes

Fancy it?
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Old 12-02-2013, 17:37
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This looks promising, have put the series on record. Let's hope it's as interesting as the recent Tube series.
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Old 12-02-2013, 18:15
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This should be good, locations/topics being covered in each episode are;

1. London Kings Cross
2. Leeds "Summer Madness"
3. Reading
4. West Coast Mainline
5. Railway & Communities
6. Scotland

Fans of The Tube will also be pleased to hear that a second series began filming on New Years Eve!
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Old 12-02-2013, 18:22
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It was due to run tonight but wildcat industrial action (prompted by management switching canteen biscuits from bourbons to gypsy creams) means itís now been shunted to a siding and will air sometime in 2016 instead. Probably......
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Old 12-02-2013, 19:24
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It was due to run tonight but wildcat industrial action (prompted by management switching canteen biscuits from bourbons to gypsy creams) means itís now been shunted to a siding and will air sometime in 2016 instead. Probably......
A Bus Service will replace the Programme.....



[Was] Looking forward to this tonight.
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Old 12-02-2013, 20:03
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I love these kinds of documentaries from the Beeb. Hope it's as interesting as The Underground one from last year.

Seeing behind the scenes at KX should be good - the new concourse is an amazing piece of design and engineering.
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Old 12-02-2013, 20:35
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Like everyone else hope it we get more of The Tube style doc, I keep thinking of that Tube driver describing the personalities of the various tube lines, lately.
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Old 12-02-2013, 20:55
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Looking forward to this, Tube ws good also, remember the one that was on Sky ages ago as well, 'Next time, on the tube'
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Old 12-02-2013, 20:59
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:02
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Here we go..
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:04
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Well that's got my goat already - the woman who said 'surely it's illegal to be packed in like this':
1. no it's not
2. you are not packed in - you packed yourself in
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:05
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Have to say the new Kings Cross station is absolutely majestic. Can't wait till they finish the latest phase on the front. All that section that she was just stood in with the pigeons is now gone.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:08
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I have a lot of affection for KX as it's the London station I have used the most but it really was a craphole of the highest order.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:08
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Captain System needs to get himself a hair cut.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:09
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Captain System needs to get himself a hair cut.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:10
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Captain System needs to get himself a hair cut.
Looked a bit artificial to me.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:10
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Oh dear God - East Coast - one of the worst franchises apparently.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:11
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WTF is a "customer service experience"?
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:11
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What is it with railways with the BBC?

Yet another documentary about trains.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:12
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WTF is a "customer service experience"?

Was it an "experience malfunction?"
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:13
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Oh dear God - East Coast - one of the worst franchises apparently.
It was alright when it was GNER running it
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:13
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That chappy from East Coast has been on the blue sky thinking course again...
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:14
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What is it with railways with the BBC?

Yet another documentary about trains.
They certainly are train mad at the moment.

I hope this isn't all going to be about customers moaning about the price.

Thank God I get free rail travel
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:14
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Oh dear God - East Coast - one of the worst franchises apparently.
And it's one of the franchises which was re-nationalised.
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Old 12-02-2013, 21:15
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That'll teach her to forget her tickets!!! Oh well its only a bit of paper!!
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