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The Station: Trouble on the Tracks

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Episode 2: The Station: Trouble on the Tracks

Summary

Euston is evacuated during Friday rush hour - leaving passengers there and in Birmingham New Street station stranded, confused and angry. Driver Andy reveals just how close his train came to disaster on the tracks and train dispatcher and former bank manager David imparts his worldly wisdom to a new recruit on his first shift. A train runs a red signal at Birmingham, so engineers have to work through the night to move the stranded locomotive, investigate the cause and get things back up and running before the morning rush.
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Review

There’s a point where jolly documentaries about British railway stations all begin to sound and look the same. This happens when there are delays, and the complaints from passengers squeezed onto packed platforms are uniform… “It’s chaos, absolute chaos! And there’s no information!”

Birmingham New Street grinds to a standstill because Euston Station is closed. As Euston is in London this might sound odd and a really rubbish excuse, but that’s what happens when trains in and out of such a big terminus are paralysed.

Staff at New Street are worried that passengers returning late from London won’t be able to get their connection to Wolverhampton. Oh, the drama.

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Executive producerKaren Edwards
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Series producerRoss Anderson

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  • Episode 2

    The Station: Trouble on the Tracks

    Summary

    Euston is evacuated during Friday rush hour - leaving passengers there and in Birmingham New Street station stranded, confused and angry. Driver Andy reveals just how close his train came to disaster on the tracks and train dispatcher and former bank manager David imparts his worldly wisdom to a new recruit on his first shift. A train runs a red signal at Birmingham, so engineers have to work through the night to move the stranded locomotive, investigate the cause and get things back up and running before the morning rush.
    Recommended

    Review

    There’s a point where jolly documentaries about British railway stations all begin to sound and look the same. This happens when there are delays, and the complaints from passengers squeezed onto packed platforms are uniform… “It’s chaos, absolute chaos! And there’s no information!”

    Birmingham New Street grinds to a standstill because Euston Station is closed. As Euston is in London this might sound odd and a really rubbish excuse, but that’s what happens when trains in and out of such a big terminus are paralysed.

    Staff at New Street are worried that passengers returning late from London won’t be able to get their connection to Wolverhampton. Oh, the drama.

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerKaren Edwards
    Series directorJon Cowen
    Series producerRoss Anderson
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