Secrets of the Railway: Safety, Savings, and Stories from Wolverhampton Station artwork
On The Rails

Secrets of the Railway: Safety, Savings, and Stories from Wolverhampton Station

  • S1E1
  • 34:06
  • July 10th 2023

Hop on board as host Liam takes you on a thrilling journey through the fascinating world of the railway.

Join Liam as he delves into the crucial topics of safety and security, revealing the intricate measures in place to ensure your peace of mind during every rail adventure. Discover the ingenious ways to outsmart ticket prices, unlocking money-saving tips that will make your travels more affordable and enjoyable.

But that's not all! Prepare to be inspired by the empowering initiatives aimed at supporting women on our services, breaking barriers and creating a more inclusive railway community. And as the tracks wind their way through captivating narratives, Liam unveils the remarkable day in the life of a station manager, shedding light on the behind-the-scenes hustle and bustle that keeps the railways running smoothly.

Today's guests are:

Andrew McGill, public affairs manager, discusses tips and advice when travelling with West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway. Andrew’s interview includes how to purchase cheap train tickets and other topics such as air conditioning and train seat reservations.

Melanie Bryett, Wolverhampton station manager, chats about her experiences managing one of the busiest stations on the network, including some of her most unique and exciting stories whilst working in rail.

Shaun Keeling, head of security, highlights some of the key security issues for the railway and what West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway are doing to tackle these issues.

Vicky Cropper-Clarke, community strategy manager, discusses her work with community volunteers across the network and safety for women on the railway.

On The Rails

Welcome to On The Rails, the go-to place for your train and transport fix brought to you by West Midlands Trains.

In this podcast, we’ll be delving into a series of rail-related issues, from navigating the strikes to timing your ticket purchases perfectly.

We’ll also have some delightful conversations with everyone in the West Midlands Trains family, from our longest-serving staff to our newest recruits and apprentices; all on hand to give you everything you need.

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West Midlands Trains operates both West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services.