A RAILWAY worker from the North-East will appear on a new BBC One documentary.

Rob Turnbull will feature in Night Force, a series showcasing the people working overnight to keep Britain running.

Mr Turnbull, of Morpeth, works in Network Rail’s overhead line team and has worked on the railways for 33 years.

Tomorrow's (Wednesday) episode, at 11.45am, follows him and his colleagues as they work overnight on a major project to improve resilience on the East Coast Main Line, the key rail route which links Edinburgh and London, in and around Darlington station.

The episode, which was filmed late last year, shows old and ageing equipment being replaced with modern components.

He said: "I wanted to take part in this documentary as I’m really proud of my team. Come rain or shine, we’re out every weekend when others are enjoying time off and relaxing with their friends and family.

“I hope the documentary will be a real eye-opener and show the scale of the work which goes on behind the scenes to upgrade the railway. The episode highlights the hard work of my team in often challenging conditions and shows how dedicated they are to improving the railway for both passengers and freight operators.

“The work we have carried out to improve resilience will mean a more reliable railway, which is even more important during these challenging times.”