A Network Rail track supervisor has starred in a video designed to win public support for engineering works over the Bank Holiday weekend.
Luke, who works on the Western route between London Paddington, South West England and South Wales, talked about his pride in the job and what he likes to do on days off.
The video is part of a multi-media campaign to inform passengers about works on the rail network this long weekend.
Luke said: “This bank holiday weekend I’ll be working, improving the railway for passengers, knowing that the work I do helps make that commute in the mornings happen, and that makes me very proud.”
Further awareness campaigns are planned for Christmas, Easter and May Bank Holiday works periods.
Network Rail director of marketing Collette Dunkley said: “Every day and night our orange army is hard at work to maintain and improve the railway.
“Most of their work is done without affecting passengers, but bank holidays are a vital opportunity to get some really big pieces of work done so we need to advise people to check before they travel in case their journey is affected.”
Network Rail is investing £47M over the August bank holiday weekend to improve the railway.