World's Busiest Railway

2016
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Season 1 Episode 4

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Nine people a day die on Mumbai's railway lines. Anita tackles the railway's head of safety on the measures they're taking to reduce this fatality rate. Dan meets two eye witnesses to 2008's terror attacks that claimed the lives of 52 people at the station. John is in the Western Ghats, one of India's biggest mountain ranges, revealing the heavy human cost of building the line connecting Mumbai to the south of India.
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Season 1 Episode 3

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Behind the scenes of this congested railway system is a station unseen by commuters. Robert visits a city-sized repair facility. Train driving is a prestigious job in India with a salary around seven times the national average. It takes around 12 years of training to qualify as a passenger train driver. Anita heads onto the roads of Mumbai to see if commuting by road is easier than rail. With an average speed of just 9 kilometres per hour, she discovers that progress is slow and hazardous by ca...
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Season 1 Episode 2

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India is undergoing unprecedented growth and Bombay is its financial powerhouse. The city promotes itself as a positive vision of the future, a place where dreams can come true. Like an extended family, the Bombay railway provides an unfailing lifeline to the city. This episode follows the hope and dreams of some the people who work for the railway. (Part 2 of 4) (From the UK) (Documentary Series) G CC
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Season 1 Episode 1

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This series explores the world’s busiest railway at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Mumbai, India. Dan Snow, Anita Rani and Robert Llewellyn explore the science and systems behind the world's busiest railway, with John Sergeant reporting from across India. As Bombay's population swells by tens of thousands each week, the railway and the people whose lives revolve around it struggle to cope with the pressure and peaktime 'super-dense crush load'. From the train driver to the illegal hawker a...
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