Essex woman to appear in new Channel 5 documentary series: Laura Murphy, King's Cross station manager

Tuesday 14 Mar 2017

Essex woman to appear in new Channel 5 documentary series

London North Eastern & East Midlands

King’s Cross station manager Laura Murphy will appear in a new documentary series 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 manage stations.

In last night's episode, Laura, who has worked for Network Rail for seven years and lives in Wickford, discussed what it’s like to manage one of Britain’s busiest train stations.

Laura said: “There’s a lot which goes on behind the scenes that passengers just don’t see. My team work really hard to keep passengers safe and help them get their trains on time.

“I hope people will watch the documentary and see just how hard myself and my team work to keep things running smoothly and how we try our best to fix things when they don’t go to plan.

“All my friends and family will be watching. The railway has a special place in our family as my great great grandfather was actually a train driver on Flying Scotsman!”

The second episode of Inside King’s Cross: The Railway aired last night at 21:00 on Channel 5.

If you missed it, you can catch-up online

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