Monday 13 Mar 2017
Doncaster man to appear in new Channel 5 documentary series
Jamie Morgan, a mobile operations manager for Network Rail, will appear in a new documentary which goes behind the scenes of the rail industry.
The show follows railway workers on the East Coast Main Line as they deal with major incidents which are causing disruption on the railway, carry out engineering works and help passengers.
Jamie has worked for Network Rail for five years but has worked in the rail industry since leaving school. In tonight’s episode, Jamie, who lives in Doncaster but is based in Sheffield, is seen dealing with an incident in which a dog has been struck and killed by a train.
He said: “Every day is different; One minute I can be checking fencing along the railway and the next I’m heading to a bridge strike.
“The variety is what keeps my job so interesting, but it does come with its downsides. Sometimes we are called to upsetting incidents, such as the one featured in the documentary.
“It’s really sad when an animal has been killed on the line. I’m an animal lover and we do our best to keep animals off the line, but sometimes they can’t be stopped.
“When this happens, I head out to try and get them back to safety. If they are injured we will always contact a vet and if they have sadly died, we will check to see if they are microchipped and reunite them with their owner.
“I hope people watch the documentary and see all the hard work which goes into running the railway and that we always try our best to deal with sensitive situations.”
The second episode of Inside King’s Cross: The Railway will air tonight on Channel 5 at 9pm.
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Every day, there are more than 4.7 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.
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