Drama and comedy in latest episode of Greater Anglia’s Life on Rails podcast

Published on: Wednesday, 13 July 2022
Last updated: Wednesday, 13 July 2022

YouTuber, TV presenter and podcaster Robbie Knox

YouTuber, TV presenter and podcaster Robbie Knox. Credit: Robbie Knox

Spot filming liaison consultant Adrian Booth

Spot filming liaison consultant Adrian Booth as an extra on films and TV programmes made on Greater Anglia network. Credit: Adrian Booth

A train driver manager describes how he had to turn away when he thought he was going to hit a man chasing his dog down a railway track, despite putting on the emergency brakes, in a new episode of Greater Anglia’s Life on Rails podcast.

The powerful account of what it’s like for train drivers when people trespass on rail tracks is given by Glen Harwood, a driver trainer manager at Greater Anglia.

“I put my brake into emergency and I’m sliding towards him. And that’s all I can do. I actually turned sideways. I was convinced I was going to hit him. And the train came to a stand and I didn’t hear a thud” said Glen.

“I was all over the place. My heart was pounding,” he added.

Life on Rails is a magazine-style podcast which casts a light on what goes on behind the scenes at Greater Anglia – and includes a “travel surgery” with a special guest, who in this episode is YouTuber, TV presenter and podcaster Robbie Knox.

Robbie, co-host on popular comedy podcast Jaackmaate’s Happy Hour, reveals how a pandemic video about putting out the bins led to setting up a “virtual brewery” resulting in partnerships with breweries across the country.

Listen to the Life On Rails podcast to find out where presenters Juliette Maxam and Lucy Wright, from the company’s PR team, send him on the Greater Anglia network.

Other features in this episode include an interview with film liaison consultant Adrian Booth, who reveals why he sometimes is an extra on the many films and TV programmes shot on the Greater Anglia network.

One of the company’s area customer service managers Paula Wilson talks about what it’s like to manage the busy Southend Victoria line and Shenfield stations, while regular Greater Anglia fares guru Ken Strong explains how to save money this summer and Juliette and Lucy talk about lost property.

Juliette Maxam, Greater Anglia senior media and PR manager, said: “It’s another episode packed full of interviews with very interesting people – perfect listening for when you’re on a train journey.

“You can find the podcast on any of the usual podcast platforms, please subscribe and leave us a review.”

Anyone who wants to suggest further features to include in the next episode, can Tweet @greaterangliapr. The podcast is available on all podcast platforms and at greateranglia.co.uk/podcast.