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Support for train drivers after deaths on rail lines

Every year, people die on the railways - some of them accidents, some suicides. Govia Thameslink says there have been 17 fatalities on its tracks in the last six months alone.

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, ITV News Meridian has been speaking to a train driver affected by a death on the line. The company is now offering drivers extra help and support, as Andy Dickenson explains.

Interviewees: Peter Lockyer, train driver; Dr Sam Phillips, occupational physician, Govia Thameslink; Polly McGillivray, train driver.

Peter Lockyer prepares for his shift Credit: ITV
Train drivers are horrified to see people on the line Credit: ITV