How To Disembark A Speeding Train
The Thames Gateway stretches 40 miles east of London and has been designated a national priority for urban regeneration. Home to around 1.6 million people, the area contains some of the most deprived wards in the country, characterised by lack of access to public transport, services, employment and affordable quality housing. The government hope to build 120,000 new homes in the area by 2016 to tackle the housing shortage in London and the South-East.
East of the Olympic Park a new railway line passes through over 20km of the Essex Thames Gateway, yet no stations have been built until Ebbsfleet, south of the Thames in Kent.
Richard hopes that jumping out of a 300km/h Javelin service as it passes through Essex will stimulate support for a new station in the Essex Thames Gateway.
How To Disembark A Speeding Train is a short film by Richard DeDomenici, commissioned as part of Live Art Collective East, and granted the Inspire mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme.
Cinematography: Iain Armstrong
Best Boy: Cat Harrison
With many thanks to Shauna Concannon and Southeastern Railways