Published on: Thursday, 14 October 2021
Last updated: Monday, 7 November 2022
Leaves on the line, building new trains, keeping trains clean and bargain fares are some of the subjects covered in a brand new podcast by train company Greater Anglia, due to air later this month.
The “Life on Rails” podcast is a magazine-style programme offering a behind the scenes look at the railway, due out every quarter.
Presented by Juliette Maxam and Lucy Wright, from the company’s media and PR team, the podcast will feature a variety of people who help keep the railway running.
There will also be a regular slot on how to get the best value fare for your journey, featuring Ken Strong, a pricing analyst at Greater Anglia who is dubbed “the fares guru”.
In the first episode, which comes out on Monday 18 October, popular railway YouTuber Geoff Marshall is a special guest for a “travel surgery” culminating in a recommendation for the best destination for him to visit on the Greater Anglia network.
Juliette and Lucy will also talk about what Greater Anglia and Network Rail are doing together to keep the rail service running during autumn when leaves can cause slippery conditions, similar to black ice on the roads.
Juliette Maxam, Greater Anglia media and PR manager, said: “We want to explain some of what goes on behind the scenes to keep the railway running.
“There’s so much going on at Greater Anglia. We’re replacing every single one of our old trains with brand new trains which are being made to our specifications.
“There are some amazing and dedicated people working at Greater Anglia and we want to throw a spotlight on their roles and what they do to keep our railway safe, punctual and reliable.
“We also want to talk about what makes rail travel one of the most sustainable forms of transport available and what we’re doing to make Greater Anglia even greener.
Lucy Wright, Greater Anglia senior media and PR officer said: “We really hope people will find the podcast interesting and informative. We would love to hear what people would like featured in future episodes – you can contact us via our @GreaterAngliaPR Twitter account.”
The first episode goes live on Monday 18 October and is available on all usual podcast platforms and www.greateranglia.co.uk/podcast.