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A life risked on the railway every half hour:  Network Rail issues new trespass safety warning as summer holiday season begins: You vs Train Parallel Lines

A life risked on the railway every half hour: Network Rail issues new trespass safety warning as summer holiday season begins

Monday 22 Jul 2024

Network Rail is urging people to stay off the tracks and not put themselves and others at risk new safety figures reveal that there were more than 19,300 trespass incidents on the rail network in the 2023/24 financial year – that’s one every half an hour.   

Frightening video footage shows people risking their lives at level crossings as Network Rail warns people to stay safe at level crossings during the summer holidays: Network Rail Southern region level crossing safety campaign cropped

Frightening video footage shows people risking their lives at level crossings as Network Rail warns people to stay safe at level crossings during the summer holidays

Monday 15 Jul 2024
  • Network Rail is reminding parents and children to remain vigilant around the railway as incidents of level crossing misuse rise during the summer break
  • Never-seen-before CCTV footage shows reckless behaviour and near misses with trains
  • 258 incidents of misuse and 33 near misses recorded at level crossings across Network Rail’s Kent route over the last year as hotspot locations are revealed
  • Network Rail has set up a dedicated safety centre set up in Margate - believed to be the only one of its kind in the country

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