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
We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
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.
We are building a better railway for a better Britain.