Waterford & Suir Valley railway to appear in BBC series on rail journeys


Politician-turned-broadcaster Michael Portillo is in Ireland to film a series of his BBC television programme on great railway journeys.

The former Conservative minister was in Waterford on Sunday, when he and his crew boarded the Waterford Suir Valley railway at Kilmeaden station. Their journey is for BBC 2’s Great British Railway Journeys Goes to Ireland, which will be broadcast next year.

Maria Kyte, business development manager for the railway, said it was “a fantastic opportunity” to promote Co Waterford to British people.

“We could not have asked for a better evening to film as the tide was in on the river Suir and the sun sparkled on the water, showing the beauty of Co Waterford”.