Tuesday 14 Mar 2017
Leyton man to appear in new Channel 5 documentary series
Dexter Brown, a shift station manager for Network Rail at King’s Cross, appears 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 help passengers at various stations.
In last night’s episode, Dexter, who has worked for Network Rail for fourteen years, was seen helping passengers who were trapped in a lift.
He said: “Helping people comes naturally to me and it’s great to show everyone the type of incidents that we deal with on a day to day basis.
“Getting passengers home safe is our number one priority and it’s really important to keep calm in stressful stations to ensure that we make the right decision at the right time.
“I’m keen to show passengers how Network Rail works behind the scenes to keep them safe and all the hard work we put in with the rest of the rail industry to make sure that their journey runs smoothly.
“I’m really glad that I got the chance to be involved in the documentary. All my friends and family are excited to see it- they keep telling everyone! We are all going to sit down and watch it together.”
The second episode of Inside King’s Cross: The Railway aired last night on Channel 5 at 21:00
If you missed it, you can catch-up online.
About Network Rail
Network Rail owns, manages and develops Britain's railway - the 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations (the largest of which we also run). In partnership with train operators we help people take more than 1.65bn journeys by rail every year and move hundreds of millions of tonnes of freight, saving almost 8m lorry journeys. We employ 36,000 people across Britain and work round-the-clock, each and every day, to provide a safe, reliable railway.
About the Railway Upgrade Plan
The Railway Upgrade Plan is Network Rail's investment plan for Britain's railways. It makes up two-thirds of Network Rail's £40bn spending priorities for the five years to 2019 and represents the biggest sustained programme of rail modernisation since the Victoria era. It is designed to provide more capacity, relieve crowding and respond to the tremendous growth Britain's railways continue to experience; passenger numbers have doubled in the past 20 years and are set to double again over the next 25 years - so we need to continue to invest in building a bigger, better railway. For passengers, that means:
- longer, faster more frequent trains;
- better, more reliable infrastructure; and
- better facilities for passengers, especially at stations.