The Railway: Keeping Britain On Track

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The Railway: Keeping Britain On Track
Directed byJo Hughes
Narrated byKevin Whately
ComposerAndy Cowton
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes6 (list of episodes)
Executive producerLiesel Evans
ProducerJo Hughes
Production locationUnited Kingdom
EditorJohn Mister
Camera setupSingle-camera
Running time6 x 59 minutes
Production companyCentury Films
Original release
NetworkBBC Two
Release12 February (2013-02-12) –
19 March 2013 (2013-03-19)

The Railway: Keeping Britain On Track is a British television documentary broadcast on BBC Two and narrated by Kevin Whately. It is about passenger railway operations in Britain.[1]

The series, produced by Century Films, comprises six episodes and was first broadcast on 12 February 2013.


# Title Director Original air date
1"King's Cross"Laura Fairrie12 February 2013 (2013-02-12)
Set at London King's Cross railway station, featuring East Coast and First Capital Connect staff and the 2012 refurbishment of the station.[2]
2"Summer Madness"Jo Hughes19 February 2013 (2013-02-19)
Set at Leeds railway station and the Huddersfield Line
3"Standing Room Only"Rob McCabe26 February 2013 (2013-02-26)
Set on the First Great Western network including Reading, London Paddington and Twyford stations.
4"West Coast Mainline"Rob McCabe5 March 2013 (2013-03-05)
Set along the route linking London to Manchester and Glasgow.
5"Railway On My Doorstep"Rob McCabe12 March 2013 (2013-03-12)
Set on the Merseyrail network in Liverpool, the Valley Lines network in South Wales, and in Steventon, Oxfordshire.
6"North of the Border"Rob McCabe19 March 2013 (2013-03-19)
Set in Scotland at Edinburgh Waverley, Glasgow Central, Craigentinny depot and elsewhere.


  1. ^ "The Railway - Keeping Britain On Track". BBC Online. Retrieved 25 March 2013.
  2. ^ Farndale, Nigel (13 February 2013). "The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track, BBC Two, review". Archived from the original on 28 March 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013.

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