All aboard to meet York’s latest TV stars

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ECTV… from left, station customer support assistant Liam Thornton; duty operations manager Robin Skinner; and information controller Julie Garnett
ECTV… from left, station customer support assistant Liam Thornton; duty operations manager Robin Skinner; and information controller Julie Garnett

York’s newest TV stars hit our screens tonight (Tuesday, November 12) as Sky 1’s railway docusoap All Aboard: East Coast Trains rolls out of the station.

The ten-part series takes viewers on a journey behind the scenes of the train operating company. Among those featured are Julie Garnett, an information controller based at York station.

Julie joined the railway 14 years ago and is seen in the first episode of the new series venturing onto the track at York station to safely retrieve a passenger’s lost property.

Episode five brings to the nation one of East Coast’s duty operations managers based at the Route Control Centre across the tracks from York station, Robin Skinner.

He is seen keeping calm under pressure as he co-ordinates the recovery of East Coast’s service following disruption on the line south of the city.

East Coast allowed Sky cameras unprecedented access behind the scenes on-board trains and at its stations and depots to produce the new series, which has been made with the support of hundreds of its staff.

A specially liveried train to promote the TV series, boasting giant pictures of some of the staff in the series, is now running between York and London King’s Cross.


  • All Aboard: East Coast Trains begins its ten-week run on Sky 1 at 8pm on Tuesday, November 12 2013

 

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