Darn, Graham beat me to the harassment charge.
Worth noting that almost all commercial filming requires the written consent of a TOC.
FGW Guidelines for filming.
GUIDELINES FOR FILMING / PHOTOGRAPHY ON FIRST GREAT WESTERN (FGW)
PROPERTY OR TRAINS
FGW’s service to their customers will always remain the priority when considering filming requests.
FGW reserves the right to interrupt or halt any filming and photography in progress without notice.
FGW train and station jurisdiction covers the following areas: trains & stations on all parts of the FGW network with the exception of London Paddington Station and stations in Wales.
Customers/staff may not be filmed or interviewed without the prior written permission of FGW.
Branding and signage of business partners must not be filmed without the permission of the business concerned.
FGW have identifiably busy times of the year when filming requests cannot be considered. These are primarily December (when the new timetables are introduced) and January (when the new fares are announced.) Outside those periods filming requests will be considered and local Station Managers consulted over preferred dates. An example when filming at, for instance Bristol Temple Meads, would be refused is on a weekend when there is an event at the Millenium Stadium in Cardiff due to the high volume of customers using the station.
Filming and photography will be discouraged during busy peak times 07.00 – 10.00 and 16.00 – 19.00 Monday – Fridays. We try to discourage filming work at the weekends due to engineering works, however these are organised some time in advance and advice can be given on this.
Start and end times for filming must be agreed in advance and must be strictly adhered to.
Health & Safety
FGW may occasionally require film crews to be accompanied by an escort from FGW and the production will be required to pay for this in addition to the agreed filming fee.
Health and Safety requirements must be complied with at all times. A full risk assessment must be undertaken by the film company and this assessment plus plans and filming schedules must be submitted in advance.
Safety briefings are mandatory prior to any filming / photography being allowed and productions/companies must allocate the appropriate time within their filming schedule for this to happen. All members of the production team must attend this briefing; failure to do this will mean that they cannot be part of the crew working on FGW property.
A copy of your insurance policy must be submitted. A level of £5 million is required, with no exceptions.
For safety reasons the use of film lights of any kind shall not be permitted on FGW property or trains.
Tripods and camera track may be allowed by discussion with the Press Office and Station Manager and staff, but are generally discouraged,
No trailing cables that might create a trip-hazard will be allowed and normal safe working practice should be followed at all times.
Filming on a train will usually be arranged to take place in carriage H (First Class carriage on high-speed trains (HST) in order to minimise disruption to our customers. It is unlikely filming will be permitted on other types of train.
Filming fees will be negotiated on an individual basis and will depend on the type of production. It is FGW’s policy that all filming fees will be paid to green or children’s charities.
FGW would appreciate contact with the production / company after filming / photography so that they can be kept informed over transmission / publication dates of material shot on their property / trains. When possible a DVD copy of material shot should be provided so that it can be internally promoted. Feedback from shoots would also be much appreciated.
To book filming, A minimum of 10 working days notice is required for photographic / documentary shoots.
A minimum of 15 working days notice is required for drama / feature film requests.
For further information please complete the Initial Enquiry Form and return it to:
First Great Western Communications
(t) 0845 410 4444