Sheffield rail worker set to star in new TV documentary tonight

A Sheffield railway worker is set to take a starring role in a new TV documentary about life on the trains tonight.
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Jessica Fenton, 24, a conductor with TransPennine Express is one of the stars of the six-part series, The Railway 24/7 which will air on Channel 5 tonight at 9pm.

The second episode in the series will give viewers an insight into the havoc Storm Ciara brought to the rail network and the demanding job the British Transport Police have as cameras go behind the scenes at TransPennine Express.

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The episode will also show British Transport Police officers Tom and Chris working a weekend night shift which can be the most demanding of the week.

Jessica Fenton stars in the new series The Railway 24/7.Jessica Fenton stars in the new series The Railway 24/7.
Jessica Fenton stars in the new series The Railway 24/7.

In Hull, station supervisor Dave has the challenge of putting 20 trains to bed at the station – but all in the right order, so that they can run smoothly out of the station in the morning.

The episode will also show thousands of football fans swamping the network, and conductor Jess has a crowd of Scunthorpe fans on her service, fortunately they’re in good cheer.

Jessica said: “I thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the documentary and I can’t wait to watch the episode.

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“I’ve always enjoyed my role as a conductor and I’m looking forward to sharing the ins and outs of my job with viewers and giving them a taste of the twists and turns of the job on a daily basis. Hopefully it makes for a riveting episode!”