Tuesday 26 Jun 2007
ST NEOTS TEENS GET THE NO MESSIN’! MESSAGE AHEAD OF SUMMER BREAK
- Up to 60 people are killed on the railway each year by taking short cuts or messing around on the tracks!
- Trains travel at up to 125mph and can take the length of 20 football pitches to stop!
- It takes up to 25,000 volts of electricity to power trains through the rails and overhead lines. It's always switched on and can even jump through the air to get to you. If you get too close it can kill – you don’t even have to touch anything to get killed!
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We own, operate and develop Britain's railway infrastructure; that's 20,000 miles of track, 30,000 bridges, tunnels and viaducts and the thousands of signals, level crossings and stations. We run 20 of the UK's largest stations while all the others, over 2,500, are run by the country's train operating companies.
Every day, there are more than 4.8 million journeys made in the UK and over 600 freight trains run on the network. People depend on Britain's railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get them home safe every day. Our role is to deliver a safe and reliable railway, so we carefully manage and deliver thousands of projects every year that form part of the multi-billion pound Railway Upgrade Plan, to grow and expand the nation's railway network to respond to the tremendous growth and demand the railway has experienced - a doubling of passenger journeys over the past 20 years.