World’s Busiest Railway 2015 (Mumbai) – BBC2 TV showBack to Forum
Anonymous27 Aug 2015
Thanks for the heads up Navnov, I wish I’d know earlier as I love these series. I’ll tune in with my iPlayer and hopefully be able to watch the earlier episodes.27 Aug 2015
yw luganopirate! Being a Mumbaikar and currently living abroad, it certainly brought back lots of memories.. especially the super dense crush load and hanging outside the doors!!27 Aug 2015
I think this is a repeat as I downloaded onto my ipod some time ago. Very interesting and again makes me want to finish my working life as a train or tube driver… MIND THE DOORS PLEASE!27 Aug 2015
Fascinating programme, and I too like the “super dense crush” loads. One thing that so far not covered in detail…..in Mumbai they have an average of nine fatalities a day on the tracks. If we had that in London or even the UK our trains would hardly run. How the heck do they sort things out so quickly to not even be mentioned in reasons for train delays.
Edited to add: Martyn, I believe FGW have vacancies out of the West Country bases.27 Aug 2015
@martynsinclair – sadly not a repeat of the much more excellent Indian Railways series previously broadcast.
Have to say, the programme overpromised and undelivered. Full of holes, some inaccuracies and actually quite lightweight. Some nuggets, but by tonight there was more than a handful of reusing film from the previous four shows, which was disappointing.28 Aug 2015
@ JordanD – 28/08/2015 01:03 BST
Agreed: the series was rather more on a par with the wholly lightweight series on Heathrow (and “A very British airline” – risible). In contrast, the series about the Indian hill railways was utterly superb and has ensured that, once the Darjeeling line has finally been rebuilt after the landslip that removed a significant section, this is on my bucket list, together with the route up to Simla. Personally, I think that the British left the odd positive thing behind from the experience of the Raj.28 Aug 2015