Friday 20 Jun 2003


Region & Route:
| Southern
Network Rail and the British Transport Police are throwing down the gauntlet to children visiting the Norfolk Show.  The stand (#459), run in partnership, focuses on the dangers of railway crime and children are being challenged to enter a quiz, with the possibility of winning a cash prize. Everyday children risk their lives and the lives of others by using the railway as a playground, taking dangerous short cuts, throwing stones and placing objects on the track.  Over the last 12 months more than 200 instances of route crime have been reported on the railway running in and out of Norwich.  The most frequent problem is stone throwing and trespass, which carries a £1,000 fine.  To combat railway crime Network Rail, the British Transport Police and other industry partners undertake numerous safety related activities through out the year, the Norfolk Show is one of these.  Education is the key to combating railway crime and children participating in the quiz will be tested on their knowledge of safety on the railways with help from the British Transport Police and the interactive display stands. There will be six prizes and the winners will be invited to a presentation event at Norwich City Football Club.

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