The Railway: First Great Western

The Railway: First Great Western

This brand new documentary series follows the working lives of the staff of First Great Western, one of Britain’s largest train operating companies. The series delves behind the scenes to capture the inside story of an industry that continues to grow, featuring a team of dedicated drivers, managers, ticket inspectors and technicians that connect the capital to the southwest.

After First Great Western recently hit the headlines with hundreds of passengers stranded on a train as a result of a fractured air pipe, this series explores the staff’s point of view as they try to keep an enormous network on track. The company moves millions of passengers a year along the spectacular Great Western route, which began life 170 years ago and was engineered by Brunel. Now we follow key characters across the network in order to tell the extraordinary stories with which they come into contact on a daily basis.

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